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MA in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

The George Washington University's Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning program is designed to prepare students for managerial roles in government or corporate settings. Learn more about this online MA program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

School Offering Program:

The George Washington University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

A bachelor's degree is required to gain admission into this MA in Education and Human Development program. Prior coursework in management could prove beneficial. An understanding of organizational structure and behavior as well as leadership principles is also important, as courses concentrate on organizational change, learning, and management in addition to leadership strategies and leadership within the organizational process. Applicants to the George Washington University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From change management to work group development, the online Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning program at the George Washington University addresses various aspects of leadership practices, theories, and strategies. In required courses, students could learn about data collection and analysis for organizational change, leadership talent development, leadership approaches (such as the leader as individual and leadership as an interactive dynamic), and methods used for enhancing group behavior and effectiveness. Students can also review learning styles, adult learning theories, learner motivations, and effective learning methods in professional settings. Elective courses can be taken in such areas as consulting skills development, global leadership strategies, and the role of globalization in organizational learning. Students can also choose an internship in organizational leadership or draw on concepts and methods studied throughout the program to complete an extensive independent project.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact the George Washington University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning:

To earn this master's degree, students will be required to complete 21 credits in core coursework and nine credits in three chosen elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact the George Washington University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • Human Behavior and Learning in Organizations
  • Adult Learning
  • Organizational Change
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Leadership Development
  • Assessing the Impact of Organizational Change Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
  • Work Groups and Teams in Organizations

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • Students choose three of the following courses. These courses can be a combination of those offered in different tracks or taken from the same track:

Leadership Track

  • Current Issues in Organizational Leadership
  • Global Leadership
  • Research and Independent Study
  • Internship in Organizational Leadership and Learning

Learning Track

  • Research and Independent Study
  • Organizational Learning
  • Increasing the Capacity to Learn
  • Internship in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Design of Adult Learning Interventions
  • Action Learning

Change Track

  • Research and Independent Study
  • Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Change
  • Internship in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Meaningful Workplaces

Globalization Track

  • Special Workshop (Global Mindset)
  • Special Workshop (Globalization, Change, and Learning)
  • Research and Independent Study
  • Internship in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After being awarded the MA in Education and Human Development - Organizational Leadership and Learning, graduates seeking to fill teaching or administrative roles in postsecondary academic or research institutions might go on to earn a doctorate. Doctoral studies can further students' understanding of organizational learning strategies, educational leadership practices, and management philosophies while expanding their awareness of leadership theories and analysis of organizational change.

Potential doctoral degrees could include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of the MA in Education and Human Development - Organizational Leadership and Learning program could begin applying their leadership skills and strategies in corporate human resource departments, government agencies, or management consulting firms. They might be prepared to oversee training program development, talent management, business planning strategy, corporate recruiting, policy changes, or adult learning program management.

Some possible career paths for graduates include:

  • General and operations manager
  • Management analyst
  • Training and development manager

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