Program overview

Learn to be more effective, strategic and creative in complex organizational settings with Rider’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program. Whether you’re starting out, discovering a new direction or re-energizing your career, our program will provide you with the values to guide your decisions and the knowledge to transform vision into a reality. The talent and organizational development and higher education leadership concentrations are offered 100% online. The life and career coaching and counseling-related services concentrations are offered in a hybrid format. 

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Choose from four concentrations

Customize your studies to align with your current career or an area of interest. 

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Program requirements

Our 30-credit program can be completed in two years of study and most courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format. Our flexible online program is tailored to fit the busy schedules of working professionals. The cohort model promotes peer-to-peer learning and helps to develop close mentoring relationships between faculty and students. 

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Why choose Rider?

  • Courses are offered in 100% online and hybrid formats 
  • Choose from flexible start term dates 
  • Affordable online courses with a variety of financing options
  • Extensive advisement and academic support for working adults
  • Complete your degree in 2 years or less
  • No GMAT/GRE required for admission

Become a dynamic leader

Rider’s relevant, real-world education can be applied immediately to your life's work. Our graduates have successful careers in a range of occupations.

Common occupations include:

  • Solutions specialist
  • Assistant search coordinator
  • Career counselor
  • Family service specialist
  • Alumni affairs director
  • Human resources and marketing associate
  • Senior business process consultant
Zaire Cone
Working at Rider after my undergraduate years gave me the experience and ability to give current students everything that I may not have received when I was in their position and so much more.”
Zaire Cone ’19, ’23
Assistant director of graduate admissions at Felician University
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Frequently asked questions


Kellie McKinney

Assistant Professor I, Director, M.A. Organizational Leadership

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

kmckinney [at]


Academic Focus: Organizational Leadership

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