Vision matters.

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.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Business
    • Degree Type: Master of Arts
    • Format: Onsite, Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
  • Convenient Format

    As a non-profit, 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 onsite format. Onsite courses meet once a week from 6-10 p.m.

    • Program Length: 18-20 months
    • Program Start Date:
      • Online—Monday, Jan. 29, 2018*

    *You may qualify to enroll at an alternate time. Call 800.947.2382 to speak with an enrollment counselor.


    • New Skills and Proficiencies: You'll graduate able to provide practical solutions to workplace problems and lead individuals in diverse organizational environments.
    • Career Opportunities: The M.A. in Organizational Leadership program prepares you for leadership roles at higher education institutions, for-profit business, non-profit organizations, religious institutions or family businesses.
  • Course Topics

    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

    Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts!
    • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. if 1 or more years of work experience
    • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. if less than 1 year of work experience
    • Professional resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency

    If your primary language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone's Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 577
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 233
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 90-91
    • Minimum IELTS score: 7.9

    Tuition Costs and Financing

    To understand the total estimated cost and investment of the Master of Science in Management program, review a breakdown of expenses:

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Tuition Cost: $460 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40
    • Resource Fee: $200 per course
    • Total Estimated Cost: $19,495

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Preview our step-by-step financial aid checklist.