• This master's degree will strengthen your leadership skills so you can inspire meaningful change, build trust and loyalty, exceed goals, and advance your career.
  • Nazareth College has delivered business and management education for more than 85 years. Our many distinguished alumni are in leadership roles across the region, country, and world.
  • Nazareth's graduate programs are developed in collaboration with key executive leaders from the region, ensuring that programs are in tune with employers' needs.


Traditional (on-campus), hybrid (half online), and online classes offered


Designed for part-time study


Self-paced; begin in fall, spring, or summer


Most can complete in less than 2 years, part-time

Program is Ideal for

  • early- to mid-career professionals looking to lead and manage better, produce meaningful change, and advance your career
  • leaders in business, health care, education, government, and any environment that requires management and leadership skills to achieve organizational goals


  • Management and Behavior in Organizations
  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Ethics and the Practice of Management
  • Leadership Concepts and Practice
  • Coaching and Critical Conversations
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Advanced Seminar – Portfolio Project
  • Two electives (need advisor approval)

Value of your Degree

  • Expected job growth for managers varies by field/industry. One area of significant expansion is medical and health services managers. Jobs in that field are projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022, as baby boomers age.
  • For all management jobs, the median annual wage was $102,590 in May 2017, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups tracked by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this grad degree.


Why Nazareth?

"Students develop a personal leadership portfolio, gain hands-on experience as a leadership coach, and complete a leadership or change management project with their own employer or another organization of their choice. The focus throughout is on development of human relations skills, the so-called 'soft' skills that are so challenging to learn but so essential for true leadership."

— Albert C. Cabral, Program Director

What to Expect

  • Learn to use leadership strategies and techniques to effect change within a variety of organizational structures.
  • Identify challenges and develop the recommendations and strategies for improving individual, group and organizational performance.
  • Identify and apply practices that contribute to the creation to an organizational culture and work environment that fosters employee motivation, morale and ethical business practice.
  • Learn and practice authenticity and integrity as key elements in the leadership process.
  • Develop, articulate and critically assess a personal leadership philosophy.

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Program Director

Albert C. Cabral

Albert C. Cabral

Program Director for Business Organization & Management, Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management Programs & Associate Professor of Management
Smyth Hall 147G

Education: M.B.A., Syracuse University; M.S. in career & human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Published and presented at the local and national levels on experiential learning, service learning, internships, and career decision making. Instrumental in developing the Experiential Education Academy for the National Society for Experiential Education and remains on NSEE’s Board of Directors. In 2010, Cabral received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association. Professional management and career development experience from past roles includes directing internships for the college, working as a career services advisor for Rochester Works!, and serving as director of human resources for a mid-sized retail company.

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