MA in Organizational Leadership

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Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Leadership is a 30-hour, 11-course online graduate program, designed to develop leaders who seek a vision-oriented, value-based, and multi-voiced approach to organizational leadership that can be applied in non-profit and for-profit settings. The program has been developed for individuals currently serving in an organizational setting. Various course assignments and the capstone project are specifically focused on how students can apply what they have learned in their own organization under the guidance of a mentor/supervisor. If you are a highly motivated, self-disciplined adult learner who desires the flexibility and affordability of an online program in leadership taught from a Christian worldview, this program is for you.

Program Learning Outcomes

The MA in Organizational Leadership is intended to graduate students who will:

  • Live faithfully by exhibiting the necessary character and a Christ-like approach to leadership in not-for-profit and for-profit settings.
  • Think Biblically by understanding and applying the theological and historical foundations of a Biblical worldview to their practice of leadership.
  • Grow intellectually by learning collaboratively how to integrate contemporary theories of leadership into the practice of leadership.
  • Improve professionally by demonstrating such essential competencies for organizational leadership as critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and graduate-level research skills.
  • Learn continually by developing an appetite to read widely, to research carefully, and to think deeply in the area of leadership in order to apply what is learned in various organizational settings.
Program Delivery System

This program is offered completely online for adult learners. All courses are seven weeks long, with two courses offered back-to-back each term (fall, spring, summer). There is a one-week break between classes. This format allows students to focus on one course at a time and complete the program in less approximately 20 months. The program is cohort-based with 12-15 students beginning each fall and spring. Before taking the first Organizational Leadership (OL) course, students learn about LCU's online platform and resources in a two-week online training course (HS 600).

Requirements

HS 600 Introduction to Online Learning (2-week course) 0
OL 601 Visions, Values, and Voices in Organizational Leadership 3
OL 602 Authentic Leadership in Organizational Contexts 3
OL 603 Foundations for Organizational Leadership 3
OL 604 Organizational Leadership Development 3
OL 605 Cultural Expressions of Organizational Leadership 3
OL 606 Strategic Organizational Leadership 3
OL 607 Interpersonal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness 3
OL 608 Dynamics of Change and Conflict in Organizational Leadership 3
OL 609 Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizational Leadership 3
OL 700 Capstone Project in Organizational Leadership 3

30 credit hours

* Any student admitted to this program without an undergraduate course in business research methods is required to take HS505 Introduction to Research, a 0-credit prerequisite with no tuition but a course fee.

Faculty

Don Green
Program Director
Professor of Leadership

  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Alicia Crumpton
Director of the Center for Global Studies at Johnson University

  • PhD, Gonzaga University
  • MS, University of Michigan
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Joe Grana
Dean of Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies
Professor of Bible at Hope International University

  • DMin, Dubuque Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Rob McCord
Senior Minister of Outlook Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

  • DMin, Grace Theological Seminary
  • MA, Regent University
  • BS, Ball State University
Jon Morrissette
Preaching Minister of Lakeside Christian Church, Springfield, IL

  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Linda Searby

Assistant Professor at Auburn University
  • PhD, Illinois State University
  • MS, Eastern Illinois University
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Mark Searby
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program of Beeson Divinity School

  • DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Eric Teoro
Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • PhD, Northcentral University (in process)
  • MBA, Illinois State University
  • MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Rick Treatch
Finance Manager for Structure Cast, Bakersfield, CA

  • EdD, Indiana Wesleyan University (in process)
  • MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, California State University
Barney Wells
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

  • DMin, Bethel University
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Shane Wood
Academic Dean of the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies

  • PhD, Regent University
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BBL, BTh, Ozark Christian College