MAOL Program Overview
December Master's Program Details
If you are interested in participating in MAOL or in enrolling a member of your team, we invite you to talk with the faculty to get an in-depth view of the program’s methods and its results. We can also arrange for you to speak with a graduate. You will learn how they applied their education, what has transformed for them personally and professionally since graduation, and the benefits their organization has experienced as a function of their participation in MAOL.
We are also pleased to welcome interested parties to spend a day visiting MAOL in session. During your visit you will meet candidates and hear about their MAOL experience. You are also invited to meet privately with senior faculty to explore any other facet of MAOL. Please contact us to arrange any of these opportunities.
You will hold an undergraduate degree* with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. You will have an executive sponsor who is in a position to evaluate your performance and willing to sponsor you through the program. The job you hold requires providing leadership.
You will have met all academic requirements of The Graduate Institute. You will have demonstrated mastery of the subject matter through application in your job accountabilities. You will have substantially fulfilled your leadership initiative, which includes having produced documented breakthrough results that provide a return to your organization far in excess of its investment in your participation in the program. *Participation in MAOL is possible for those who do not hold an undergraduate degree but meet certain other academic and life-experience qualifications. Request an interview to see if you qualify.
Leadership is, before all, a process of coming to discovery through discovery. Candidates use MAOL as a framework for creativity through which to explore and implement new learning strategies. The integration of class work and real-world application over the course of 18 months is central to the program’s success. Through reading materials, class time, and the structuring and execution of the independent initiative, MAOL supports candidates in the discovery of new leadership skills that are directly applicable to real-world environments.
The first MAOL session consists of five faculty-taught days – a stretch of program time unique in that the candidates themselves join faculty in defining the learning in all subsequent sessions. Across the following six sessions candidates work alongside faculty to share what has been learned and seen throughout their direct experience with designing and executing their independent leadership initiatives.
The Program Tuition:
$25,000 for 18 months
Lodging, Meals & Misc.: lodging meals, misc. fees, and program materials are not included in the tuition.
Terms: $10,000 non-refundable deposit with the balance payable 30 days prior to program start.
Duration: The program takes place over 18 months during which there are 7 residential sessions totaling 35 classroom days. There is also significant work to be done outside of and in addition to the 35 classroom days.
Session 1: December 5-9, 2011
Session 2: February 27 - March 2, 2012
Session 3: June 4-8, 2012
Session 4: August 20-24, 2012
Session 5: November 5-9, 2012
Session 6: January 28 - February 1, 2013
Session 7: April 29 - May 3, 2013
Residential sessions for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) are held at The Heritage Resort Hotel in Southbury CT. www.heritagesouthbury.com
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Dates and details to be posted soon.