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Organizational Leadership (MOL)

The Master of Arts in organizational leadership equips students to become dynamic leaders by gaining knowledge and experience that is practical, relevant and immediately beneficial in a variety of careers and industries. Students tailor this degree by choosing one of our specialized focus tracks: data analytics, healthcare administration, project management, management and leadership, human resources, interdisciplinary studies, entrepreneurship and innovation, nonprofit leadership and management or public administration.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Aug. 6, 2024
Oct. 29, 2024
Feb. 18, 2025
May 20, 2025
Oct. 29, 2024

Tailor this degree to your field of interest by choosing one of our specialized focus tracks: 

  • Data analytics
  • Healthcare administration
  • Project management
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resources
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Nonprofit leadership and management
  • Public administration

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 15-18 months with no residency requirements.
  • Earn your degree while taking only 1-2 courses at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Complete your program with a supportive cohort of students who are working toward similar goals.
  • Enjoy the collaborative learning environments made possible by our small class sizes.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s master’s in organizational leadership program, you’ll earn a flexible and diverse degree that you can customize to your interests and career goals. All 11 courses in the program provide information and experience that is practical, relevant and immediately beneficial in a variety of careers and industries. You’ll learn how to enhance individual and group leadership skills, assess the unique culture of a business and make a difference as a servant leader within your organization.

Our master’s in organizational leadership gives you the flexibility to complete your degree with an accelerated or traditional learning path. With the accelerated option, you’ll take two classes at a time and finish in less than 15 months. With the traditional option, you’ll take one class at a time and finish in 18 months. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

2024 #2 Online College in Tennessee, intelligent.comRecognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

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Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

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Tuition Cost*


*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. $100 estimated book cost per course.

Admission Requirements

Trevecca Nazarene University assesses the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership applicants on the basis of evidence submitted via application documentation. Applications will be processed upon receipt of all required materials. To be admitted into the MAOL program, an applicant must meet these requirements:

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. Have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. All hours from regionally accredited institutions will be considered in calculating the cumulative GPA. Applicants must submit one official transcript from the college or university where the bachelor's degree was conferred. Transcripts should be sent by mail or fax to Admissions, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210.
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We offer accelerated or traditional timeframe options, depending on how quickly you want to earn your MAOL. 

With the accelerated option, you’ll take two classes at a time, 100 percent online and finish in less than 15 months. With the traditional option, you’ll take one class at a time—online—and finish in 18 months. 

The accelerated option is ideal for those students with more time to commit to earning their master’s degree. It’s a fast-paced and highly intensive program, whereas the traditional option is perfect for students already working full time.

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If earning a doctoral degree after your master’s is an option that interests you, Trevecca offers an alternative that can save you time and money. The dual-degree pathway in organizational intelligence combines the Master of Arts in organizational leadership and a Doctor of Education in leadership (Ed.D.) degree into one convenient program.

If you qualify academically, this option allows you to earn both degrees with less time, effort and financial cost than earning both degrees independently – without losing the integrity, quality and coherence of either individual program.

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Career Opportunities

Our master’s in organizational leadership allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in management, leadership and personal development for a variety of professional pursuits. Our graduates currently serve in fields like these:

  • Business (banking; production; training and development; hospitality; sales; construction management)
  • Technology
  • Ministry
  • Government
  • Military
  • Social services
  • Healthcare support operations
  • Human resources

The master’s in organizational leadership is a multi-faceted program that equips individuals with the skills needed to lead successfully in whichever career path they choose to embrace.

“Studying at Trevecca has been a journey of self-discovery and affirmation. I’ve experienced personal growth, developed new skills and enhanced my professional competency. I’ve also become a better leader and employee.”

Fernando Almeida Trevecca doctoral student

Our Faculty

  • Portrait for James Agee, Ph.D.

    James Agee, Ph.D.


    James teaches management and statistics/research in a variety of programs across campus, including the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York (Albany) in 2000.  Outside of ...

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  • Portrait for Kristin Bledsoe

    Kristin Bledsoe

    Dean, School of Leadership & Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

    Kristin is a hardworking, passionate and dedicated associate director in the online Ed.D. program at TNU.  She is also an assistant professor, teaching in multiple programs, with a strong understanding of online learning, teaching and ...

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  • Portrait for Julie Rigsby

    Julie Rigsby

    Director of MOL and BML, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

    Julie currently serves as associate professor of leadership studies and director of the Master of Arts in organizational leadership and the Bachelor of Arts in management and leadership programs. As a certified practitioner of the Myers Briggs ...

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Course Descriptions

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Cohort Schedule

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Personal Leadership Development
MOL 5010

Exemplary leaders recognize that self-leadership is a prerequisite to leading others. Learners in this course examine personal leadership attributes, characteristics, and behaviors. Clifton’s Strengths Finder is used to provide learners an understanding of their strengths to unlock their potential, particularly as servant leaders. This foundation is used to develop learning strategies, a sense of Christian vocation, and the ability to anticipate professional opportunities.

Organizational Culture and Change
MOL 5105

This course examines the various factors that influence the culture of an organization and focuses on the importance of observing, defining, and measuring an organization’s culture to build and sustain a highly reliable system. It also explores effective means by which to implement change within organizations, both strategic and incremental.

Strategic Leadership
MOL 5130

This course covers topics relating to strategic leadership, such as creating a strategic business model, navigating change, and examining the significance of an organization’s purpose and vision while analyzing culture, ethics, global sustainability, and competitive advantages. This course serves as the culminating course in which students will demonstrate mastery in organizational leadership through a capstone project. The project is designed to build on real-world experiences by encouraging students to develop practical and creative solutions to actual problems experienced in today’s organizations. By applying ideas in each part of the capstone project, students will have an opportunity to think deeply about an organization and develop new strategies that can be directly applied in the future.

Leadership and Conflict Management
MOL 5150

Assists learners in integrating the experiential and intellectual learning components of communication and conflict management. Learners will examine sources of conflict with a focus on methods, application, and theoretical foundations to address conflict for the betterment of individual, team, and organizational performance. Select communication concepts will be integrated to aid in the overall understanding of organizational conflict.

Introduction to Graduate Leadership Studies
MOL 5000
This course will introduce students to the essential knowledge required for graduate leadership study. Additionally, this course will cover topics needed for success in a graduate leadership program including critical thinking, oral and written communication, research, and analysis skills. This course must be passed with a C or better before additional MOL courses may be taken.
Concepts of Organizational Leadership
MOL 5020
Provides learners with a broad overview of leadership concepts and practices in a variety of organizational settings. Leadership theories, processes, and best practices are analyzed and applied. This course serves to broaden ones understanding of important organizational behavior (OB) topics, provides exposure to the organizational behavior/leadership literature, and challenges the student to identify and grapple with their personal philosophy of leadership.
Leading and Building Teams
MOL 5300

This course examines the processes involved in assessing, diagnosing, and improving teams within organizations. The role of followership and the leader/follower relationship will be explored through the lens of team development and collaborative leadership. Case studies, assessments, and diagnostic tools will be used to examine, from a global perspective, the development and functions of various teams types (i.e., virtual, cross-cultural, and self-directed).

Leading in Diverse Communities
MOL 5310
This course examines different leadership styles and the impact of effective leadership in diverse communities. This course provides a framework for building leadership capacity needed in local, regional, national, and global communities influenced by a Christian ethos.

Choose a Track

  • Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.

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