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Program in Organizational Management Graduate Programs Antioch University Los Angeles

  • Culver City, CA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • 36
    total students
  • $14,025 | $14,025
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 4
    fall application deadline
  • 42%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered


A Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Management at a Progressive University

Antioch University was founded in 1972 with the mission of empowering individuals and communities to work for the economic, social, and environmental justice. As a progressive university, Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) offers an MA in Organizational Management that is different from traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs that emphasize cutthroat competition. Instead, AULA helps students master "soft skills" such as critical-thinking, team-building, communication, and leadership.

Professional Development for Working Professionals

The MA in Organizational Management curriculum and program structure is designed to support working professionals toward their career goals. Classes are held on week nights and Saturdays. Students can take courses at their own pace, starting during any of the 4 quarters.

Students take 20-units of electives, allowing student to design a curriculum around an area of professional focus. This area may be traditional business specialization, such as arts management, human resource management, and educational administration, or they may be more innovative specializations that reflect AULA's mission, such as sustainability, social enterprise, or community psychology.

Master of Arts in Organizational Management Curriculum

Students complete 60 quarter-units that include 40 quarter-units of core courses and 20 quarter-units of elections.

Core courses cover business and management fundamentals such as organizational behavior and quantitative analysis. Core courses also emphasize the development of soft skills. Students take courses in negotiation and conflict resolution, team building, and personal and professional effectiveness.

As electives, students may sign up for organizational management courses or take courses from any other AULA master's programs, including psychology, education, and urban sustainability. Electives may also take the form of internships, workshops, or independent study.

Students finish their degrees with team-based capstone projects for client organizations.

An Expanded Network

In addition to coursework, students attend guest lectures, non-credit workshops, and student and alumni mixers as a method of extending their professional network. Guest speakers often visit classrooms, allowing students to interact with the innovative leaders in business and management in the Los Angeles area.

The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management

Antioch University Los Angeles offers an innovative MA in Nonprofit Management to empower students to gain the expertise needed for working within the nonprofit sector. Instructors include some of the most successful professionals in southern California, and graduates of the program are eligible to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNP).

AULA Organizational Management Faculty

AULA is just "a little different" from conventional universities in that the university offers no tenured faculty positions. Instructors must continually work to better themselves and actively engage, educate, and support their students. Faculty members have rich real-world experience that informs their instruction.

Bob Lazzarini, for example, has traversed the business world from shop floor to board room. After serving as one of the youngest acting managers in the Security Pacific Corporation, Bob worked for many years as a senior consultant for the largest US marketing communication company that serves nonprofits. Bob continues to play an active role in the Southern California business community as consultant and coach while teaching in the organizational management program.

Dr. Susan Nero, another faculty member, arrived in Los Angeles in 1970 to study human systems development. Her research has focused on decision-making among women who choose to have both careers and children. She then became the first woman to be hired by Hughes Aircraft as a management development trainer. She has worked with a broad spectrum of organization in technology, health care, banking, and many other sectors as consultant. She is also a trained mediator.

Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch University Los Angeles

Antioch University Los Angeles offers financial aid to both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students may apply for both the Micucci Scholarship and the President's Student Scholarship.

Candidates for the master's programs in education apply by submitting an online application form and sending in all official transcripts, a current resume, and 2 recommendation forms.

The AULA Difference

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) is "just a little different" from conventional universities in a variety of ways. AULA fosters a LGBT-affirmative culture and is home to adult learners of a wide range of ages and cultural and professional backgrounds.

AULA is home the Bridge Program, providing an opportunity for adults living on low income to access higher education. Bridge students attend classes in philosophy, art history, writing, literature, and urban studies free of charge and can earn up to 15 transferrable units of credit. Hundreds of Bridge students have completed associate's and bachelor's degrees and even graduate school.

Antioch University instructors also assess students through written evaluations rather than letter grades. This provides students with more comprehensive, individualized feedback that is more useful to students. Graduate and undergraduate students can request a grade-based transcript for admission to other institutions or to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

Nationally Recognized as a Leader in Community Service

AULA is part of the Antioch University system with 5 campuses in 4 states: Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in California, Seattle in Washington, Yellow Springs in Ohio, and Keene in New Hampshire.

Antioch University has been nationally recognized as a leader in community service. The university is a recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award. USA Today has ranked Antioch University among the top 20 colleges most committed to community service.

A Supportive Campus Community

Located in Los Angeles, California, AULA is home to a vibrant, supportive campus community. The Math and Writing Center offers free tutoring. The Antioch University Counseling Center is staffed by licensed Marriage and Family therapists and clinical psychologists who provided specialized counseling to students and the surrounding community. Bustling with students during the day, the campus hosts wellness workshops, live music performances, poetry readings, panel discussions, and other events and classes for working adults in the evenings.

Location & Contact

Program in Organizational Management

Graduate Programs
Antioch University Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
United States

Dr. Susan Nero

Information Contact

Phone: 310-578-1090
Fax: 310-822-4824

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Human Resource Development Master of Arts (MA)
    • Organizational Development Master of Arts (MA)
    • Leadership Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 8
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 7
    • Accepted 3
    • Acceptance Rate 42
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 4th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 3rd Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 2nd Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesinterview
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$14,025
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,025
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 24
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students36
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students36
    • Part-time Percentage72%
    • Full-time Percentage28%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American28%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty14
    • Full-time Percentage14%
    • Part-time Percentage86%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSystems thinking and chaos theory, technology and organizational structure, nonprofit management, power and empowerment
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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