Master of Science - Organizational Leadership and Administration

The Concordia University Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration is designed to educate students to develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world by conveying leadership to the student as a process that involves setting a purpose and direction which inspires people to combine and work towards willingly; paying attention to the means, pace and quality of progress towards the aim; and upholding group unity and individual effectiveness within an ethical environment.

Program Highlights

  • 6 week courses
  • Program can be completed in 1 year
  • Coursework is transferable to your professional and personal life
  • Ability to help you place yourself in a favorable position to advance
  • Christian Ethical Environment
  • Instructors with real-world experience

Degree Details

Credit hours required: 32

Program Overview

There are two semester-long practicums offered for the Organizational Leadership and Administration degree.

  1. Leadership Practicum: taken concurrently with other courses during the first six months of your graduate career.
  2. Research Practicum: taken concurrently with other courses during the second six months of your graduate career

Student Outcomes

  • Technical Skills: Methods, processes, procedures, and techniques for conducting leadership activities, paying attention to the means, pace and quality of progress towards the aim.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Effective cooperative relationships involving human behavior, along with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively while upholding group unity and individual effectiveness within an ethical environment.
  • Conceptual Skills: Leadership skills and abilities involving good judgment, foresight, intuition, creativity, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and the ability to find meaning and order in ambiguous events.
  • Administrative Skills: Previously combined skills, reflected in leadership positions and responsibilities by utilizing discussion, essays, and reflective journaling.
  • Political Skills: Necessary for leaders to set a purpose and direction which inspires people to combine and work towards willingly, enabling leaders to survive in both the internal and external environment, gain the ability to garner resources, and develop coalitions among organizational constituents.

Curriculum

As a guideline, below is a sequencing sample outline.

  • OLA505 – Theories, Strategy and Visioning for Leadership 4 crs.
  • OLA570 – Leadership Competencies Practicum 3 crs.
  • OLA509 – Leading Change in Organizations 3 crs.
  • OLA550 – Special Topics in Leadership 3 crs.
  • OLA515 – Organizational Communication and Negotiation 3 crs.
  • OLA521 – Selecting and Implementing Information Systems 3 crs.
  • OLA542 – Ethical Dimensions of Leadership 3 crs.
  • OLA555 – Financial Analysis and Budgeting 3 crs.
  • OLA563 – Leadership in International Organizations 3 crs.
  • OLA584 – Research Practicum 3 crs.
  • OLA585 – Research Capstone 1 crs.

Faculty

Dr. Kenneth E. Harris, Jr.
OLA Program Director
Office: LU 203M
Phone: 262-243-4365
kenneth.harris@cuw.edu 

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