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Organizational Leadership

Marlboro’s organizational leadership graduate program is a home for purpose-driven leaders to elevate themselves and empower their communities. At Marlboro, students develop their authentic leadership, participate in a vibrant learning community, and learn how to guide healthy, high-functioning teams in nonprofit, business, or government organizations.

To meet each student’s professional goals, Marlboro offers a choice of a Master of Science in Management (MSM) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Both programs have a convenient, low-residency format with retreat-like residencies one weekend a month at Marlboro’s beautiful southern Vermont campus.

Students graduate from the organizational leadership program with the essential skills necessary to lead mission-driven enterprises in complex times. Marlboro graduates go on to create start-ups, join consultancies, build new networks, or lead in existing enterprises across many industries, ranging from food security to solar energy, alternative schools to economic development.

What will your specialization be?

Engaging with Marlboro’s rigorous core leadership curriculum, students master the essential skills of organizational leadership such as:

  • project management
  • systems thinking
  • financial decision-making
  • team-building
  • personal leadership development
  • clear communication

Building from this core curriculum, each student works with their advisor to craft a field of specialization for deeper inquiry and practice, one that best advances their professional goals. Self-designed specializations maintain high standards while allowing students the flexibility they need to clarify and execute their leadership vision.

Students demonstrate their core and specialized competencies by curating a portfolio of their strongest work. The portfolio may include artifacts from coursework, field-based learning, literature reviews, formal mentorships, and the capstone project.

Master of Science in Management

  • 36 credits
  • Core Organizational Leadership Curriculum
  • Monthly residency-retreats
  • Flexible blended learning model
  • Design your own specialty
  • Integrative Capstone project

Master of Business Administration

  • 45 credits
  • Core Organizational Leadership Curriculum
  • Monthly residency-retreats
  • Flexible blended learning model
  • Design your own specialty
  • Integrative Capstone project
  • Executive-level MBA Seminars

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