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Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + LEA 501 -MAOL Program Seminar
  • This course explores the necessary aspects of successful graduate level course work, including methods of quality research and use of credible sources, specifically with reference to the distinctive field of Organizational Leadership. Development of critical thinking and analysis of issues from a biblical worldview perspective will be explored by engaging specific aspects of business, management, and leadership theory and practice.
  • + LEA 530 -Foundations of Organizational Leadership
  • This course develops a foundational framework of knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to organizational leadership. Students will examine leadership theories, leadership formation, developing mission/vision, implementing change, organizational structures, dealing with organizational conflicts, the art of listening/reflecting, and leadership ethics. The course will be delivered through an on-line format using guided readings, multiple writing assignments, case study development and analysis, on-line threaded discussion, and experiential learning.  (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 430 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + HUM 505 -Organizational Ethics
  • An analysis of the foundation of ethical behavior in business, including an introduction to social graces and the importance of professional image. Emphasis is placed on a comparison between Judeo-Christian and secular ethical paradigms, as well as the social responsibility of organizations to contribute to the common good. (Cross-listed as HU or HUM 405 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + LEA 540 -Organizational Behavior
  • The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within for-profit and nonprofit organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include managerial and leadership career paths, decision making, organizational change, leading and mentoring teams, conflict and negotiation, and cultural intelligence.  (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 440 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + LEA 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and organizational leadership as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative. (Cross-listed as LEA 445 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + LEA 560 -Leading Diverse Teams
  • A study of the knowledge and skills needed to manage and maximize the potential of a diverse workforce in a team-based context. Includes a study of practical strategies related to interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, improving leadership, and project management.
  • + BUS 515 -Financial Stewardship
  • This course introduces the principles of financial management. Students will review basic concepts of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles, accounting, review of basic organizational financial statements, ratio analysis, debt and equity securities, security valuation, and Time Value of Money. It is a study of the fundamentals of corporate finance as they relate to non-financial managers.
  • + HUM 515 -Coaching and Communication Strategies
  • This course teaches practical skills of personal and professional coaching necessary for moving organizations forward to achieve strategic goals and objectives. Students will practice fundamental coaching skills in the context of direct coaching relationships, with applications to team leadership, conflict management, and strategic planning. (Cross-listed as HU or HUM 415 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program).
  • + LEA 550 -Leveraging Innovation
  • This course introduces students to the complex relationship of management, technology, and leadership in a variety of industries. Students will analyze how technology has been utilized in various fields, and develop strategies for the most effective application of technology in their own organizational context. (Cross-listed as LE or LEA 450 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + LEA 590 -MO Thesis
  • The Masters in Organizational Leadership program is intended to be a practical professional degree, developing, enhancing, and refining the skills of those who desire to or are currently serving in some leadership capacity. Therefore, this program provides two ways the student can complete the Master’s Thesis component of their degree, namely: A Master’s Thesis, or A Thesis Project.
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 30

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100% Online Logo
No Application Fee Logo
14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Accelerated Program
Low Tuition Rates

COMMON CAREERS

Training and Development Manager, School Principal, School and Career Counselor, Instructional Coordinator, Postsecondary Education Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Administrative Service Manager, Sales Manager, Management Analyst, Top Executive, Chief Executive Office, Chief Financial Office, Chief Information Office, International Team Manager, Management Analyst, Corporate Recruiter, Talent Manager, Knowledge Manager, Vice President, Human Resources, Management Consultant, Quality Systems Director, Compliance, VP of Marketing, Global Trade, Strategy Consultant, Health Services Manager, Education Administrator, Strategic Planning, Organization Development Consultant, Strategic Planner of Innovation, Social Entrepreneur, Law Enforcement, Consulting, International Relations

Length
17 months to complete.

Each student’s length of the program may vary depending on transfer credits accepted. An individualized education plan will be completed upon receiving official transcripts from prior colleges.

Credits
30 credit hours

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Admissions Application: Free to Apply
  • Official Transcripts: Submit from all prior colleges where the student received an undergraduate degree if you wish to transfer college credits.
  • Two References: You will need to submit the name, phone number, and email address for a Professional Reference and an Academic Reference. These individuals will be contacted by your enrollment counselor during the admissions process.
  • Writing Sample: To ensure that students are adequately prepared for graduate level work, we ask that you submit a sample of your academic writing as part of your application for admission. You may submit a piece of writing from your undergraduate work, or you may elect to develop an essay specifically for this admissions requirement.

Program Outcomes:

Effective Christian Leadership

    • Value leadership from the standpoint of a biblical worldview.
    • Work effectively with others, lead diverse teams in multiple cultural and organizational contexts.
    • Lead with the highest standards of ethics and social responsibility.

Organizational Competency

    • Apply leadership principles directly to your organizational context.
    • Develop leadership expertise in: coaching, conflict resolution, team leadership, and financial stewardship.

Strategic Planning

    • Develop informed, strategic plans, implementation models, and time frames.
    • Cast vision, build consensus, and delegate planning tasks and responsibilities to team members.
    • Make effective decisions that benefit constituencies across the organization and fulfill organizational goals.

THE MORE YOU KNOW

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OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

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OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

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OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

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STATEMENT OF FAITH

 A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.

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