The Master in Organizational Leadership program is a recognized graduate degree for those interested in advanced administrative positions in the public or private sectors. The degree focuses on an understanding of human behavior both in general and within organizations, principles of effective leadership, organizational structure and communication, ethical behavior and decision-making principles, communication processes, and principles of effective management

Woodbury University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program cultivates professional and personal leadership development. Students study and examine practices to guide strategic change and leadership at all levels in both the public and private sectors, enabling them to respond to the needs of organizations today and propel them into tomorrow. Through the analysis and practice of ethical principles, theoretical understanding, and professional development, we provide a comprehensive program that meets individual, organizational, and community needs. By developing the abilities of experienced working professionals, graduates are provided with the tools requisite of successful leaders, prepared for the challenges therein, and inspired to guide organizational prosperity.

Woodbury’s Organizational Leadership program helps adult learners develop the tools essential to success at all levels of management and leadership positions, whether it is in the public or private sector.

The one-year graduate program is delivered in small study groups that maximize learning and promote personal and professional relationships that last well beyond graduation. The Master of Arts Organizational Leadership is an intensive 12-month program. Classes are taught in a 5-week format, with 30 semester hours over 3 semesters. In Woodbury University’s Organizational Leadership programs, students participate in groups of 20 or less. Known as a cohort model, each small group studies together throughout the duration of the program.

Woodbury’s cohort program allows students to plan ahead, develop new professional relationships, and support each other while attending class. This model is especially appealing to graduate students who have been away from a classroom for a number of years. It is also beneficial because classes meet once a week, which allows more time for students to concentrate on their studies while still meeting work, family, and social responsibilities.

Quick overview why Woodbury University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is Right for You

  • One-year program
  • Classes one evening per week
  • Small campus setting
  • Low professor-to-student ratio
  • Diverse student base, including professionals from publishing, law enforcement, government, social services, and non-profit organizations
  • Practicing professionals
  • Affordable tuition
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Our Program

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program attracts professionals with diverse backgrounds who want to position themselves for success in management and leadership roles.
United by their common goals of professional renewal and success, students participate in a rigorous twelve-month program in which the cohort model is employed.  From commencement to graduation, classmates remain together for the duration of the program, thus promoting the teamwork necessary for successful leaders in any business environment.  In five-week sessions, students immerse in the study of leadership, leading to a mastery of both theory and applications.  This unique schedule enables working adults to balance work, school, and family obligations.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered to learn about Woodbury’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Masters of Business Administration programs.  Join us at one of these sessions and find out how an MBA or a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University can advance your career and increase your earning potential.  This in-depth, two-hour seminar will also cover the application process, costs, and the schedule for upcoming sessions. The next MOL/MBA information sessions will be held in the Saffell Board Room and are on:

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014  6:00PM-8:00PM


  • Saturday, June 28, 2014   10:00AM-2:00PM

RSVP to or 818 252-5234

Start Dates

Summer 2014 Start Dates

  • May 15, 2014; classes meet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Burbank Campus. Application deadline: April 1, 2014.

Fall 2014 Start Date

  • August 26, 2014; classes meet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Burbank Campus. Application deadline: July 1, 2014. 
  • August 27, 2014; classes meet on 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday at the Burbank Campus. Application deadline: July 1, 2014. 

*Cohorts start contingent upon minimal enrollment

Application and Forms


Glisery Colon, Director of Graduate Admissions

H. Eric Schockman, PhD., Chair, Organizational Leadership Program