Effective and ethical leadership today involves understanding and acting with the acknowledgment that we are global citizens in an increasingly diverse world. Businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments no longer operate inside distinct borders. As a leader, you must cultivate the ability to communicate across cultures both in the United States and internationally.
The MAOL curriculum integrates multicultural and global perspectives in every course. You will increase your intercultural competence and learn to influence an organization to make ethical decisions that affect people of differing classes, genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities and geographies. St. Catherine also offers multiple study-abroad options.
A Sampling of Global Education Opportunities
MAOL elective credits are awarded for graduate-level study-abroad experiences. An array of options are available (offerings subject to change).
Many MAOL students take part in study abroad options in the month-long January term, or in summer session.
- Jerusalem: Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions
- Development and Community in Bangladesh
- Social and Political Transformation in Ecuador
- Leadership and Social Change in Ireland
- Global Health in Kenya: Charity, Development & Social Justice
- Intercultural Communication in Japan
- Leadership in International Contexts: Tanzania
- Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
Bi-annually, the MAOL program sponsors a study-abroad course designed specifically for MAOL students and alumnae/i and led by MAOL faculty. These courses explore the cultural context of leadership in developed countries such as Japan or developing countries such as South Africa.
Get specific details and this year's offerings on the Global Studies website »