Why choose Saybrook University’s Leadership & Management programs?

Innovative, Holistic, Humanistic, and Sustainable: Non-Profit university committed to advancing people centered approaches to improving the conditions of individuals and society through leadership and organizational development in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors;

Taught by Scholar-Practitioners: 90% of our faculty have a Ph.D. and over 25 years as leaders, consultants, researchers, and thought leaders;

Student Centered:  Online, hybrid, Low faculty-to-student ratio, office hour support​;

Residential Conference:  Learn from across University Programs over 3 – 5 Days, career development mentoring, resume review, & faculty mentoring​; and

International study opportunity and scholarships available​.

MA in Leadership & Management (1.5 – 2 Years)

Saybrook’s master’s degree in Leadership and Management explores management through a multidisciplinary lens, the knowledge area includes:

• Leadership and organizational behavior

• Economics and global business

• Human Resources Management

• Training, development and knowledge management

• Organizational systems analysis

• Information systems, communications and marketing

This MALM degree program is designed to help professionals advance their career in organizational management while promoting positive change at systemic levels of society. The MALM program incorporates team projects, adaptable learning activities, a unique multidimensional leader-management development model, and a final capstone project.

PhD in Managing Organizational Systems

(3.5 - 4 Years, may apply up to 12 credits of relevant course work from the Master’s Degree)

Managing Organizational Systems offers flexibility to design an individualized course of study within the following areas:

• Systems design and transformation

• Management Strategies

• Leadership development

• Organizational learning and development

Saybrook’s online Ph.D. MOS program is designed for advanced students who have a master’s degree and who are interested in gaining the cutting-edge theory on organizational and social systems change—concluding with a dissertation research in a chosen subject area.

Name of Institution

Saybrook University

Name of Business School or Program

Leadership & Management

Business School Dean

Devin Byrd, PhD

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Year Institution was Founded


Year Business School or Program was Started


Total MBA enrollment (all platforms offered)

MA in Leadership & Management

PhD in Managing Organizational Systems

MBA Platforms Offered

Hybrid, Online, Cohort

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered


Global Workforce Collaboration, Strategic Management of Sustainable Suginess Systems, Innovation Leadership, Project Management & Collaborative Work Systems, Executive and Civic Leadership Specialization


Leadership in Sustainable Systems, Educational Leadership, Collaborative Strategic Management

Length of Programs

MA is in the 18 to 24 Months

PhD is in 3.5 to 4 Years

Program Campus Options

Short Residence in the Fall and Spring

Total Cost of MBA

MA in Leadership & Management

$43,200 tuition (additional fees apply)

PhD Managing Organizational System


Required Testing



Available monthly on-line


Accepted year round


Tom Hayashi, MS Ed, PhD

Chair & Program Director


(562) 221-1030 (M)

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