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Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership: Career Outlook

The economy may heat up or cool down, entire industries might come and go, but effective leadership is always in high demand. An online Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) from Saint Joseph’s University will give you the leadership education to take command of any career situation and stand apart in the eyes of employers.

At the same time, developing as a leader helps ensure maximum career flexibility in an economy that rewards versatility and expertise in the art of managing people and teams. The experiential online learning environment at Saint Joseph’s University will also have you apply leadership concepts in your own organization as you learn them in class, helping you grow into higher profile leadership roles even before you graduate. That’s one reason why nearly eight out of ten online MODL graduates from Saint Joseph’s University get promoted or increase their management influence once they receive the degree.

Saint Joseph’s online master’s program will prepare students with a thorough curriculum on leadership development, styles, and qualities. Students will learn self-development techniques, management processes, and proper behaviors and approaches to lead successful organizations.

Job Profile – Human Resources Manager

To better convey the career outlook graduates can expect after this program, we’ve compiled a job profile on the role of a Human Resources Manager. Following that is a brief description of the role, expected salary, and job growth for those looking for employment in the field of Human Resources Management.

Description: Human resources managers serve as a link between an organization’s management and employees, maintaining efficiency and clear relationships to promote smooth functioning of the organization.

Human resources managers arrange, strategize, and outline administrative functions while overlooking the hiring process of new staff and consulting with executives on strategy and planning.

Average Salary: $99,720

Job Growth: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022.

The need for effective leadership often transcends job titles, but for those jobs most often associated with advanced leadership skills, the career outlook is outstanding.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects high-level executive and management jobs to grow much faster than average nearly across the board. Here’s a sample of government job growth estimates and salary data for common executive positions:

Executive Job Growth

Estimated percentage of employment growth between 2012-2022 by job category

Job Title Percentage of Growth
Medical and Health Services Manager 23%
Administrative Services Managers 12%
Training and Development Managers 11%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Graduates of our Organization Development and Leadership Master’s degree also seek director-level or manager-level roles in the industry, as well as human resource roles, consultant positions, and marketing representative positions. The Saint Joseph’s learning experience won’t limit your form of self-expression, just as there are no limits to the career opportunities provided with a Master’s in Organization and Leadership degree.

Average Salary

Median annual salary by job category

Job Title Annual Salary
Chief Executives $168,140
Financial Managers $109,740
Top Executives $101,650
Training and Development Managers $95,400

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

As a Jesuit institution, Saint Joseph’s University prepares its students and graduates to be socially-responsive professionals. With our online Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership degree program, students will also carry leadership behaviors and provide strategic leadership skills to their career and the workforce.

To learn more about the online Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative right away or request more information.

Leadership makes all the difference