• Become an effective transformational leader who's able to change people and organizations and strategically drive outstanding performance in fast-paced and turbulent environments.
  • Develop emotional intelligence, learn to create an empowering culture, and drive purpose in organizations.
  • Hybrid course delivery aligns with busy professionals' lives: Classes meet one weekend a month (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) on campus, and online.


Online and monthly weekend classes


Complete in 24 months


Cohort program experience


No GMAT/GRE entrance test required

Program is Ideal for

Emerging leaders and experienced professionals in many fields and industries, including:

  • Healthcare, informational technology, logistics, and other industries that seek outstanding leaders
  • Accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and business managers
  • Non-profit coordinators and managers
  • Health, engineering, scientist, and technical managers
  • Government and military officers

Curriculum Examples

  • Leadership Assessment & Development
  • Team & Conflict Management
  • Leadership and Decision-Making Analytics
  • Creating High Performance Organizations
  • Organizational Strategy & Systems Thinking
  • Organizational Consultation
  • Leading Organizational Change

Value of your Degree

  • Skilled leaders are in short supply: "58% of all U.S. companies say their number one strategic priority is closing their current leadership skill gaps." — 2016 Northeastern University survey
  • "Experienced leaders of the baby boomer generation continue to retire at a pace of 10,000 per day. This means we need to build the knowledge, experience and wisdom necessary for subsequent generations of the workforce to successfully run their organizations." — "Boomers Are Retiring Rapidly: Are Successors Prepared?" Forbes, 2017

Making Grad School Affordable

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


Why Nazareth?

"This is an exciting program that many leaders will be able to benefit from. As a leader and in my work with leaders, I see new expectations to engage teams, help migrate through times of change, and achieve new levels of performance. These realities require leaders to deploy new and creative approaches. This Leadership and Organization Change program is designed to help emerging and experienced leaders work on real-world scenarios in a collaborative peer group, while gaining knowledge and learning new skills to immediately use. This 'learning and direct application' program is offered in a manner that compliments the busy professional as well."

Larry O'Meal, Corp. V.P., Learning and Organization Development, Excellus BCBS

What to Expect

  • Apply individual and team capabilities to help non-profit community organizations during a full-semester project
  • Build relationships and learn through team-based experiential work
  • Receive individualized personal and professional development to foster career promotion and mobility
  • Practice and apply leadership throughout, so you see benefits immediately

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Program Director

Mark Weber

Mark Weber

Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing & Director of Marketing Communications Leadership Program
Smyth Hall 143B

Education: B.A. in Marketing and Advertising, Ohio University; M.B.A. in Strategy and Marketing, University of Dayton.

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