Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies
The Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies (MLOS) program is designed expressly for working professionals who are recognized as emerging leaders in their organization or are intentional in developing and advancing in their leadership skills. This program is specifically created for adult students who already possess professional experience but are seeking advanced organizational management and administrative proficiencies in order to secure a promotion or make a career change.
Today’s complex and challenging world requires individuals who know how to effectively lead organizational change. The MLOS program equips students with relevant leadership skills, in-depth understanding of business practices, and the ethical standards to be a leader of integrity. It is ideal for the professional who is not currently in a leadership position in title, role, or responsibility or who is a lower to mid-level manager.
This 33-credit degree can serve as a terminal degree, or prepare the student for applied doctoral degrees. This 11-course program can be completed in approximately 22 months. The emergent leader focuses on one course per session.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for the M.A. Degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies
Graduates of the Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies program will be able to:
- PLO 1: Develop their own philosophy of leadership based on their understanding of ethical and worldview theories.
- PLO 2: Be able to integrate principles of Christian faith and leadership.
- PLO 3: Explain the impact of diversity issues on organizational functioning.
- PLO 4: Explain the use of surveys to gather information to address organizational problems.
- PLO 5: Use their understanding of their strengths and temperament to assess their unique organizational fit.
- PLO 6: Analyze problems, assess information representing a variety of perspectives, and present solutions through skillful oral and written communication.
- PLO 7: Demonstrate the value of collaborative problem solving by participating in group projects.
- PLO 8: Be able to analyze information impacting a variety of organizational functions, such as finance information systems, marketing, human resources, strategy and planning, and quality and productivity.
- PLO 9: Effectively manage the affective domain of organizations through application of group and conflict principles.
Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies
This program features a sequenced course design consisting of 11 courses which total 33 credits. Students take one course at a time completing two courses each semester. In order to earn the MLOS degree students must complete the following required courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 in their major courses.
The required courses are:
|MLOS 500||Research in Organizations||3|
|MLOS 501||Group and Team Dynamics||3|
|or APSY 560||Group Work|
|MLOS 504||Managerial Marketing||3|
|or MBA 580||Strategic Marketing and E-Commerce|
|MLOS 514||Information Systems for Managers||3|
|or MBA 560||Technology and Innovation|
|MLOS 516||Organizational Behavior and Analysis||3|
|or APSY 610||Organizational Behavior and Development|
|or MPA 580||Organizational Theory and Human Behavior|
|MLOS 517||Human Resource Management||3|
|or MPA 530||Public Personnel Management|
|MLOS 529||Leadership and Managerial Ethics||3|
|or MPA 560||Legal and Ethical Issues|
|MLOS 535||Survey of Organizational Finance||3|
|or MBA 520||Financial Management and Decision Making|
|MLOS 561||Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations||3|
|or MPA 540||Conflict Resolution and Labor Negotiations|
|MLOS 570||Improving Quality and Productivity||3|
|or MBA 570||Leading Organizational Change|
|MLOS 578||Strategy and Planning||3|
|or MBA 600||Strategic Management|