Leadership and Organizational Development, B.A. to M.A. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's online accelerated bachelor's to master's program in leadership and organizational development is designed for working professionals pursuing a bachelor's degree through the School for Professional Studies who are also interested in a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Development.

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 12-credit, fully online program offers future leaders like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With six accelerated, eight-week terms each year offered by SLU online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals. 

For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Undergraduate Programs

Leadership & Organizational Development, M.A.

To participate in the bachelor’s to master’s accelerated program, students must be in good standing at Saint Louis University and possess at least a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.50 GPA in their current major. 

In addition:

  • Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to enrolling in any graduate-level coursework.
  • Students must petition, and be permitted by, the undergraduate program administrator and the respective School for Professional Studies program director to pursue the graduate-level coursework sought.

Students may choose from the following graduate courses:

ORLD 5000Organizational Dynamics3
ORLD 5010Contemporary Organizational Leadership3
ORLD 5050Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making3
ORLD 5100Prof Leadership Development3
or ORLD 5150 Talent Mgmt & Development
or ORLD 5350 Team Leadership
Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.50 GPA in their major.  

Graduate Admission

Students will not need to apply for admission to the graduate program, assuming they graduate with a 3.50 overall GPA or above and have successfully obtained a "B" or better in each of the 12 credits of the accelerated sequence. Instead, students work with their academic coach to petition to be matriculated into the graduate program.

The program director will review the materials and make a final decision. If students do not meet the 3.50 overall GPA requirement or fail to obtain a "B" or better in the bridge program courses, they may submit a full application for admission, which requires supplemental materials that may improve the probability of admission.