Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership: Career Outlook

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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 of Science in Organization Development and Leadership (MS ODL) from Saint Joseph’s University will teach you to successfully navigate today’s complex organizations by communicating your vision, developing leadership in others, and leading sustainable change. You’ll learn to challenge yourself and inspire others.

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 MS ODL graduates from Saint Joseph’s University get promoted or increase their management influence once they receive the degree.

Organization Development Job Titles

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Manager of Strategic Change
  • Corporate Coach
  • Training and Development Director
  • Director of Human Capital

Top Organization Development Jobs and Salaries

  • Top Executives: $175,1101
  • Training and Development Managers: $102,6402
  • Human Resource Managers: $104,4403
  • Medical and Health Services Manager: $94,5004
  • Administrative Services Managers: $86,1105

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.

This degree can be applied toward a wide variety of roles in various fields, including government, healthcare, IT, banking, and finance. Human resources, corporate training, operations, and corporate communications are just a few of the potential career paths you can pursue.

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.

Other Career Applications

No matter the specific role or title, graduates of our Organization Development and Leadership Master’s degree are qualified for roles where they have responsibility for leading teams and promoting organizational growth and change. They may:

  • Help reorganize departments, teams, and work groups to be more efficient
  • Provide support and guidelines during mergers or other large-scale organizational changes
  • Design long-range plans for staffing and other critical organizational functions

Just as the Saint Joseph’s learning experience provides you with almost limitless opportunities for self-expression and self-realization, there are no limits to the career opportunities provided with a master’s in organization and leadership degree.

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 (215) 473-2695 to speak with a Program Manager right away or request more information below.


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