Trusted vocational preparation.

Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies division graduates excel as invested, character-driven leaders in our world for Christ. As a result, they advance as caring, wise and spiritually grounded professionals in their respective spheres of influence.

Relevant Academic Training

PGS' academic programs for adult learners reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development curriculum and course work requirements are designed to enable you to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to organizational leadership in the 21st century workforce. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:
    • Articulate a philosophy of organizational leadership and development that is theoretically and theologically informed.
    • Express a philosophy of human resource management that includes relevant legal issues and standards of good practice that enable people to flourish.
    • Demonstrate the ability to frame organizational problems, assess organizational opportunities, and determine action steps towards innovation and quality improvement.
    • Identify and explain the steps and process of credible strategic planning.
    • Exhibit understanding of the central aspects of organizational culture and the processes associated with organizational learning and change.
    • Produce original scholarship in a capstone project that helps solve a local problem of practice within organizational leadership and development.
  • Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life organizational problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:
    • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and personal management skills germane to the needs of 21st century organizational leadership and development.
    • Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the organizational leadership and development program.
    • Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers for organizational leaders.
    • Synthesize empirical and theoretical research to solve 21st century organizational leadership 
issues, challenges and problems.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and normative skills expected of students in the liberal arts tradition, including analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communication fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues within the 21st century business workplace.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview to include its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.