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 Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership 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:
    • Evaluate the major theories, models and explanatory frameworks relevant to the study of management, leadership and administration.
    • Synthesize leadership theories, concepts and research relevant to managers, leaders, administrators and supervisors.
    • Analyze effective problem-solving and decision-making models in organizational leadership.
    • Explain the role of psychological and personality influences on leadership behavior.
    • Appraise current issues related to organizational leadership, management and administration.
  • 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.
    • Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the organizational leadership program.
    • Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers in the 21st century workplace.
    • Use knowledge of 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.

Educational Effectiveness*

We place a high value on our responsibility to deliver on the promise to provide excellence in adult education. With degrees customized to serve working adults as they balance family, faith, work and personal growth, our expert faculty help ensure you receive the relevant training and practical experience you need to flourish in your career.

Degree Completion

  • 78% of students in master's programs graduate with their degree.

Vocational Outcomes

  • 94% of alumni believe that their education prepared them for the demands of their vocational life.
  • 93% of master's program degree graduates are employed, continuing their education, serving in the military or giving back to their communities through volunteer roles.

*This data was taken from the results of a variety of surveys and other evaluative instruments administered in recent years at PGS.