The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree with a concentration in Sustainability from CLU builds on theory and practice in the economy, society, and the environment to help you assess and effectively lead socially responsible initiatives. This interdisciplinary program shows you how organizational decision making and activities impact society, the environment, and your organization’s own prosperity—or the triple bottom line of the new economy: planet, people, and profit. You will learn to critically analyze issues to develop and ethically communicate high-impact, sustainable solutions.
Interactive learning platforms
Discussion forums facilitated by world class faculty
Full-time: 13 months*
Part-time: 22 months
*Full-time status (2 courses per term) must be maintained to complete your master’s degree in 13 months.
$550 per credit hour All courses are 3 credit hours Funding options are available
Upon completion of your Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership: Sustainability program, you will be able to:
Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
Function as a socially responsible change agent in global sustainable contexts (global change).
Apply systems thinking to interconnected fields of study addressing the challenges related to sustainability (systems).
Critically analyze data to develop strategic sustainable solutions (impact analysis).
A team of professional educators with a wide range of experience in leadership and corporate social responsibility contribute to your learning environment at Claremont Lincoln University. Here are just a few you may meet:
As a graduate of organizational leadership with a concentration in sustainability, you will be prepared to approach your career from a new perspective. The skills and competencies this degree offers you can apply to roles in a variety of capacities including:
Chief Sustainability Executive
Environmental Development Manager
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue rewarding careers. Explore their stories of success.
WSCUC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the United States. WSCUC is one of seven institutional accrediting agencies formerly known as “regional accreditors” approved by the US Department of Education and a member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Commission encourages continual institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.
Claremont Lincoln University admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Rian Satterwhite is an established scholar in leadership and sustainability, with more than fifteen peer reviewed and professional publications. Satterwhite is also co-editor of Innovation in Environmental Leadership: Critical Perspectives. Satterwhite is a 20+ year member of the International Leadership Association, a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Leadership Programs, and was a founding member of the Sustainability Leadership Member Community. Additionally, Satterwhite has served in multiple leadership roles within professional organizations including chair of Leadership Education and co-chair of the Leadership Education Academy.
Antonia Castro Graham, MPA, Teaching Faculty
Antonia Castro Graham has twenty years of experience working for local government and leading sustainability initiatives. Graham previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Orange County Power Authority, a four city Joint Powers Authority, implementing a Community Choice Energy program to nearly 300,000 customers, an endeavor that she helped lead going back to 2015. Prior to her role at the Orange County Power Authority, Graham held increasingly responsible roles in local government including serving as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Fullerton and the Assistant to the City Manager/Energy and Sustainability Manager for the City of Huntington Beach, overseeing a variety of administrative programs including leading the Citizen Academy, Intergovernmental Relations, and all environmental and sustainability related programs. Graham also implemented regional efforts collaborating with Orange County cities to create the Orange County Recycling Market Development Zone, which is an economic development program aimed at creating an innovative circular economy.
Graham holds a BA in Political Science and American Studies, an MPA with a concentration in Public Finance, and a Master’s degree in Sustainability from Arizona State University. Graham also teaches courses focused on sustainability at California State University Fullerton and Irvine Valley College. Graham recently had a case study published in the book, Sustainable World: Approaches to Analyzing & Resolving Wicked Problems and was selected as the Arizona State University School of Sustainability Alumni of the Year in 2018. Graham was selected as the California State University MPA Alumni of the Year in 2022.