Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts (0467)
Department website: https://www.wku.edu/sps/
John P. Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 745-5149
The Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership is designed to meet needs of diverse students for professional training that is broadly based upon knowledge and research from business, economics, communication, organizational functioning, leadership principles, psychology, and political science. The program emphasizes application: students have the opportunity to develop and refine administrative knowledge and leadership skills applicable to a variety of modern organizations within both the public and private sector. (Electives outside pre-approved curriculum may be utilized within the degree program with prior approval of the faculty).
Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)
This degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years. Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.
Students seeking admission to the MA in Organizational Leadership must have:
- an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college;
- minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
Students who have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college with an overall GPA of 2.5 to 2.74 may apply for conditional admission. The conditional admission occurs through a holistic evaluation of the candidate’s body of academic and professional experiences. Candidates who apply for conditional admission must:
- submit a resume and any other credentials that verify their professional experience;
- achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first six credits of graduate courses.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30 hours)
|LEAD 500||Effective Leadership Studies||3|
|LEAD 525||Leadership Ethics||3|
|LEAD 600||Capstone in Leadership Experience||3|
|EDFN 500||Research Methods||3|
|or SOCL 513||Quantitative Methods of Social Research|
|or LEAD 560||Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership|
|Select one of the following courses:||3|
|Leadership in Global Context|
|Leadership Coaching within Organizations|
|Select 15 hours from the following: 1||15|
|Adult Development and Learning|
|Survey of Accounting Principles|
|Special Topics in Business|
|Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling|
|Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs|
|Global Leadership Communication|
|Multinational Organizational Communication|
|Communication and Conflict|
|Communication in Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation|
|Perspectives in Aging|
|Policy Foundations of Aging Services|
|Women and Leadership|
|Health Care Organization and Management|
|Elements of Public Administration|
|Public Service Ethics|
|Human Resources Management in Public Administration|
|Quantitative Methods of Social Research|
With the approval of the instructor and based on prior academic experience, career aspirations, and/or matriculation concerns, students may select other electives.