LIGS University Master of Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

Precisely target your career by obtaining the LIGS University MAOL

What will you study?

6 Common Base Courses
Earn 18 Credits
5 Specialization Courses
Earn 15 credits
Capstone Project
Earn 3 credits

Our MAOL program provides new knowledge and experience for the 21st century and beyond. Study individually from anywhere, anytime, on any device. Complement your skills and experience with new actionable next generation knowledge, and expertise from 12 pace-setting three-credit courses. The LIGS University MAOL will open and challenge your mind. It will open doors to the highest levels of business.


$ 7,164
  • $199 Per Credit Unit
  • Payment Plans and Scholarships Available
TUITION Interactive Online MBA

Up-front payment

$ 7,164
Total amount of the tuition fee if paid lump-sum up-front

Instalment plan 1 year

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Total amount of the tuition fee if settled over the course of 1 calendar year

Instalment plan 2 years

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Total amount of the tuition fee if settled over the course of 2 calendar years

Tuition fee includes:

  • electronic materials,
  • Unlimited access and use of LMS (Learning Management System),
  • feedback of lecturers on the assignments,
  • electronic communications with the lecturers,
  • e-learning tests,
  • recommended professional webinars (online seminars) from the LIGS University offer.

Not included in the tuition:

  • Non-refundable $100 application fee, which reciprocates the administration tied to the processing of your application (application review, scholarship request review, preparation of the Enrollment Agreement and payment plan).
  • Graduation fee in the amount of $100 paid upon successful completion of the program covering the costs associated with issuing, printing and mailing the diploma via standard post service. 
  • Telecommunication and Internet connection fees,
  • Travel costs, if any. 

About the MAOL Degree

Our MAOL is an efficient and flexible managerial program that is suited for learners that have busy schedules and work in middle and senior management positions. The program is offered exclusively online and uses the latest practices of professional education and communication technologies. Thanks to our unique learning platform learners can study anytime, anywhere and from any computer connected to the internet. Our program is 100% remote.

A Degree that Transcends

Earning your MAOL from LIGS University isn't just about gaining credits; it's about gaining a competitive advantage. The program revolves around skillsets that matter and that help you stand out as a qualified candidate for any company you apply to. As you advance through the curriculum, you're not just learning theories; you're translating them into tangible, real-world management practices.

Leadership Redefined

Our MAOL program doesn't just focus on curriculum; it's about cultivating leadership. With specialized elective courses, we empower you to delve into leadership dynamics, enhancing your ability to steer teams, make critical decisions, and set new directions for your organization. These skills transcend industries and positions, making you a sought-after leader


Main benefits of studying in our MAOL program

You will gain skills in communication, teamwork, data analysis and data-driven decision making.
The faculty will teach you to focus on your goals and develop your potential.
Studying in a flexible online format allows you to live and work while you earn your MAOL.
Earn your MAOL by gaining a minimum of 36 credits.
You will become a leader. Move further in your profession. Open new paths in business or career.
Specialized courses are designed to help you gain leadership and direction setting skills.
By being an MAOL graduate, you will gain a competitive advantage in the job market.

What will you study?

MAOL Courses

Data-Driven Decision-Making and Planning
  • Analyze research and scholarly sources to make sound organizational decisions. The Data-Driven Decision-Making and Planning competency will guide you through the research process, which is vital to making firm leadership decisions and assisting with organizational performance. In today's fast-changing environment, research and scholarly writing are essential.
    • Develop viable research questions.
    • Discover relevant data and information related to the research questions.
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative studies as they apply to research.
    • Synthesize data and information to answer the research questions and reach valid conclusions.
Foundations of Organizational Leadership
  • Evaluate classical and contemporary leadership theories to refine leadership practices. This competency provides a comprehensive review of classical and contemporary leadership practices. In this competency, students will become familiar with different ways of exercising leadership, their own strengths and weaknesses, and how they can best work with others in a leadership context.
  • The emphasis is on application of concepts in actual leadership settings and situations. Through a process of readings, self-discovery, reflection, case studies and articles, students will identify, observe, analyze, and apply new leadership behaviors. This competency is based on the premise that everyone will face a variety of leadership challenges in life. How these challenges are met, whether as a formal leader or a member of a team, can have a significant impact on an organization and on one's career. Learning more about leadership will help every student meet their leadership challenges and opportunities.
    • Upon successful mastery of this competency, you will be able to:
    • Examine leadership, management and followership practice, roles and functions in organizations.
    • Analyze the value of classic leadership theories and models in addressing organizational changes.
    • Evaluate contemporary leadership theories and practices in influencing individuals and teams.
    • Apply leadership theory and practice through the process of self-evaluation and critical analysis.
Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
  • This course explores ethical decision-making for self and organizations (personal/leadership). Various ethical issues you may face in groups, teams, organizations, and life in general are examined. You will review ethical theories, decision-making models, policy, governance, and values. You will learn about practices that help encourage ethical behavior and decision-making.
    • Examine theories and principles of ethics.
    • Distinguish values that guide ethical decision-making.
    • Evaluate ethical decision-making frameworks to make decisions.
    • Assess complex ethical issues in an organizational scenario
Globalization and Diversity
  • This competency examines leaders' roles, responsibilities, and influence in diverse and global organizations. In this competency, you will evaluate personal perspectives, assess barriers and biases that impact leadership and organizational success, and evaluate the importance of cultural intelligence and leadership effectiveness.
    • Upon successful mastery of this competency, you will be able to:
    • Examine diversity frameworks, and identify the benefits and challenges in diverse organizations.
    • Evaluate personal framework, strengths, and challenges of including diversity in organizations.
    • Assess barriers and biases that impact leadership and organizational success.
    • Evaluate the importance of cultural intelligence to leadership effectiveness.
Organizational Behavior

This course provides an overview of topics and concepts in the field of Organizational Behavior (OB). Specifically, it focuses on existing research, theories, and models. Students will learn how individual and group behavior and processes shape workplace behavior. Upon completion, students will have a better understanding of human behavior and how to use that knowledge to help people be more productive and satisfied in organizational settings.

Team Leadership and Collaboration
  • This competency will introduce students to the theories and practices of team leadership, skill development, group process, and the enhancement of cooperative climates. Students will learn the principles of effective team building, conflict mediation, collaborative learning, and collaboration based on theories of group process dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the interpersonal development of leadership skills to enhance the development of teams and promote interpersonal learning to achieve educational goals and objectives.
    • Examine the impact of teaming on organizational performance.
    • Evaluate theories of team dynamics, team processes, and team building.
    • Examine strategies for leading teams through the stages of development.
    • Analyze the challenges of leading virtual teams across distance, time, and geographic locations.
Change Management
  • Evaluate theories and models that leaders implement to lead change effectively. Change is a constant condition that can be planned or occur without warning. In this competency, students will be confronted with the realities of change and given opportunities to apply change management strategies, and leadership approaches to authentic situations that mirror life. Planned change initiatives are ideal and often yield the best results, but sometimes, managing change stems from the unexpected.
    • Apply change management models to change initiative(s) within an organization.
    • Determine complexities associated with organizational change.
    • Hypothesize how changing leadership strategies will improve organizational operations.
Conflict & Negotiation
  • There are diverse types of conflicts that organizations may face and it is important as an organizational leader to understand how to best address these scenarios that could result in constructive and destructive outcomes. This competency will examine the nature of conflict and negotiation, as well as share strategies and resources to ensure a productive outcome based on theory, research, and application of the key concepts. Through this competency, you will learn skills that will help with assessing and managing conflict, while applying the most effective communication strategies.
    • Upon successful mastery of this competency, you will be able to:
    • Evaluate methods for managing conflict in organizations.
    • Assess conflict resolution strategies as they apply to self and others.
    • Analyze conflict resolution strategies to encourage constructive conflict.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills in negotiation and managing conflict.
Leadership and Innovation
  • In this competency, you will learn how to bring additional value to the local and global marketplace through the cultivation of creativity and innovation skills. You will explore, research, and analyze a variety of industries, and assess enhancements and barriers to individual and organizational creativity and innovation.
    • Explore the nature of creativity and innovation to cultivate creativity skills in both personal and professional settings.
    • Create effective action planning strategies to foster creativity and innovation in professional decision-making.
    • Design organizational growth strategies using creative problem solving frameworks in the complex global environment.
    • Analyze the connection between creativity, innovation, and leadership, and bringing value to increase competitive advantage.
Leadership and Business Operations
  • In order to be an effective organizational leader in our dynamic 21st century, it's important to understand each of the major operational units within an organization. This course will provide insight into the impacts of each of these core business function and how leaders should make operational decisions. This competency will also provide decision-making frameworks to assess organizational opportunities and challenges; as well as, learn and implement strategies to address these complex business challenges
    • Examine theories and practices of effective business and operation practices.
    • Evaluate the strategic value of the major functional units within standard business operation models
    • Assess decision-making frameworks for opportunities and challenges involved in managing environments, people and tasks.
    • Construct a business solution to address multiple and complex organizational issues.
Strategic Project Management
  • Strategic project management is managing complex project outcomes through a combination of business strategy and project management techniques that align the project to the organizational mission. In this competency, you will learn how to support your organization's business strategy with traditional time, budget, and performance metrics and an expanded approach as a strategic management tool.
    • Determine the project fit within the strategic mission of the organization.
    • Construct a SOW (Scope of Work) and project schedule.
    • Assess and perform a project risk analysis.
    • Develop project controls and reports.
Organizational Leadership Capstone
  • In this competency, students will analyze leadership concepts and theories. 
    Using this acquired knowledge, students will apply learnings to current case scenarios in professional and/or personal settings. Lastly, students will use strategic planning to create action plans and recommendations for an organizational challenge, resulting in a comprehensive, integrated final paper.
    • Assess the implications of leadership theory, ethics, diversity, team leadership and organizational theory on a complex organizational issue.
    • Apply leadership strategies, including a personal definition of leadership, to resolve a significant organizational challenge.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree
Documents (electronic form): Copy of a document proving the highest degree earned + transcript of records, CV, Photo, Government issued ID  
The Office of the Vice Provost will only consider fully completed applications for enrollment.

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