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ONLINE
Start Date: 1/22/2019
Admission Deadline: 1/07/2019
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Start Date: 3/05/19
Admission Deadline: 2/18/19

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.
  • + LEA 530 -Foundations of Organizational Leadership
  • This course introduces students to the foundations, principles, and established practices of effective organizational leadership from the standpoint of a biblical worldview. Students will develop personal leadership skills, a leadership philosophy, and create a working model for inspiring change within a variety of organizational settings.
  • + 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.
  • + LEA 540 -Organizational Behavior
  • The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include organizational structure, change management, culture, power, diversity, leadership, cultural intelligence, and communication within the organization.
  • + LEA 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  • This course introduces students to Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Ð the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociality, and organizational leadership as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative.
  • + 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
  • A study of key accounting and finance principles that provide managers and leaders with a better understanding of the financial aspects of organizations. Includes Christian principles of stewardship and financial decision-making, as well as analysis of financial statements, budgeting, time value of money, and investment alternatives.
  • + HUM 515 -Coaching and Communication Strategies
  • This course teaches practical skills of Empowerment 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.
  • + LEA 550 -Leveraging Technology
  • 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.
  • + LEA 590 -Strategic Planning Capstone
  • This capstone project provides students with an overview of strategic planning principles, and gives students an opportunity to develop a strategic planning model for leveraging significant change in their organizational contexts.
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 30

WHAT STUDENTS LOVE

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

OUR MISSION

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

OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

OUR VISION

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

STATEMENT OF FAITH

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

Grace challenges students to be community focused – whether that’s engaging with other students, with staff/faculty, with the surrounding community, or with other cultures. Here, students can find sources of encouragement, growth, and accountability.

Kayleigh Holton, Graduate

- Encouragement, Growth, and Accountability