Over 30 years, hundreds of MAOL graduates have gone on to successful careers as effective, ethical, enduring leaders. The MAOL is right for you if you want to truly lead, not just manage, and:
- Improve your effectiveness in your current role,
- Advance within your current organization or industry, or
- Explore entirely new career directions.
MAOL graduates are leading and influencing in business, nonprofit, government and other organizations such as:
- Allina Health
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Ameriprise Financial
- Catholic Charities
- Prudential Insurance
- State of Minnesota
- Target Corp
- United Health Group
- Wells Fargo ... and many more.
MAOL students range in age from 25 to 60 and bring an average of 10 years experience in for-profit and nonprofit fields, including technology, business, education, banking, media, healthcare, insurance, government, retail, travel and human services. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes vastly enhances the education you receive. Fellow students and faculty become friends, collaborators, and members of your professional network.
MARK MCCABE '09
Operations Director | Parks and Recreation Department | Ramsey County
"My decision to pursue the MAOL degree was one of the best in my life. My opportunities for advancement have increased since earning the degree."
Starting up, moving up or re-energizing
Be prepared to change, both personally and professionally. The leadership skills you gain will prepare you to take on more responsibilities, rise to higher management positions and achieve a broader view to help your organization succeed. Your career will be energized by a deeper understanding of your leadership strengths, your knowledge of leadership principles and your grasp of the foundational skills needed to lead.
KABO YANG '09
Executive Director, Minnesota Women's Consortium | doctoral student studying human and organization systems
"It didn't take long for me to see the impact that the MAOL would have on my life. The self-discovery process led me to my current pursuits, where I have opportunities to test my leadership and develop my character."
Real-world career applications — today and tomorrow
In the MAOL program, your leadership education is both instant and enduring. You can apply the concepts you learn on a Saturday and apply them in your workplace on a Monday. And the strategies you learn and abilities you'll develop through the program will serve you at work, at home and in the community — for the rest of your life.
Building your leadership network
MAOL students range in age from 25 to 65 and bring an average of 10-15 years experience in for-profit and nonprofit fields, including technology, business, education, banking, media, healthcare, insurance, government, retail, travel and human services. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes vastly enhances the education you receive. Fellow students become friends, collaborators, and members of your professional network.
You'll learn with students and faculty members who are leading change. In an interactive learning environment, you'll make connections with people with expertise in a wide range of fields. And because St. Kate's faculty members have far-reaching connections, you will benefit from guest presenters with impressive leadership credentials.
After you graduate
The MAOL Alumni Network offers channels to support your ongoing professional networking, lifelong learning and giving back. Opportunities include informal networking events, an annual leadership event, the program's Leading Edge newsletter and outreach to current MAOL students.