As an aspiring and emerging leader, you have first-hand knowledge about the demand for 21st century managerial and administrative skills. Recognizing the need for effective, sustainable and strategic leadership practices in order to achieve both short-term and long-term organizational goals is the first step towards success. Continue to advance and improve as an influencer in your organization with a graduate degree in organizational leadership.
The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership provides a professionally relevant curriculum for first-line, front-line supervisors and middle managers with leadership responsibilities. Through case study exercises and intercultural competency training, expert faculty members prioritize your development as a leader and growth as a reflective practitioner. You'll graduate able to integrate knowledge from multiple fields of study within the discipline of organizational leadership; develop context-based solutions for use within diverse, multi-faceted workplace environments; and articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its embodiment through Christian virtues.
- School: Adult & Graduate Studies
- Division: Business
- Degree Type: Master of Arts
- Format: On campus, Online
- Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
As a nonprofit, Christ-centered university, we strive to provide an accessible education that fits your needs.
Take courses in a way that's easy for you with classes offered in a 100% online or on-campus format. On-campus courses meet once a week from 6-10 p.m.
- Program Length: 19-20 months
- Start Date:
- Oct. 21, 2019 (Kalamazoo)
- Jan. 21, 2020 (Grand Rapids)
You may qualify to enroll at an alternate time. Call 800.947.2382 to speak with an enrollment counselor.
This master's program readies you for management and leadership career opportunities as a leadership consultant, human resource leader, business consultant or general manger in a variety of areas.
- Health care
- Higher education
- Governmental agencies
- Technology and IT
You'll add value to your career through preparation to lead people in diverse organizations with knowledge of the following disciplines:
- Leadership and employee development
- Organizational behavior
- Organizational decision making
- Conflict management
- Business law
- Budgeting and financial resource management
- Human resources and diversity
- Strategic management
- Application ($25 fee)
- Official college and/or military transcripts*
- Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. if one or more years of work experience
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. if less than one year of work experience
- Professional resume
- Two letters of recommendation
- International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
*Tip: Send us a transcript release for each college you've attended, and we'll request your transcripts!
A college degree is an investment. Expenses include tuition, a course reservation fee, educational resources and an application fee.
- Tuition: $515 per credit
- Educational Resources: $200 per course
- Application and Reservation Fee: $55
- Cost Per Three Credit Course: $1,745
- Total Estimated Cost: $20,995
For more information on the total program cost, review our tuition and fees.
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Compare the M.B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Leadership
Both the M.B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Leadership degree programs empower you with practical skills and experience to take your next step in your career. Check out this guide to help you determine which degree path best aligns with your goals.