Fall 2022 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    Oct 07, 2022  
Fall 2022 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership


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The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership exists to equip, empower, and transform individuals for service and leadership in a dynamically changing world. The program provides academic preparation that can be immediately applied to various life situations. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature, with the major emphasis on leadership, management, and change.

Program Learning Outcomes


The Point Loma Nazarene University Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership graduate is prepared to:

  1. Identify leadership theories and practices to address issues and changes in organizations.
  2. Evaluate personal leadership style, strengths, and limitations to effectively influence groups and organizations.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills needed to engage collaboratively with professionals in various settings and industries.
  4. Distinguish how effective leaders utilize human capital, social influence, political structures, and ethics in diverse cultural environments.
  5. Adapt leadership theories and practices to real life organizational situations to create meaningful change.

Program Prerequisite


All students must successfully complete the Excel Leveling Module and the APA Writing and Citations Leveling Module prior to their first course in the program.

Graduation Requirements


In order to earn and receive a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree, a student must satisfy all of the following:

  1. Successful completion of the required Organizational Leadership curriculum with a minimum of 30 semester units of coursework.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher. No more than two “C” grades are permitted to fulfill required courses in the program. A third “C” requires one of the three courses to be repeated. Any course receiving a grade lower than a “C” must be repeated and the units will not be added to earned units.
  3. Payment in full of all tuition, fees, and other financial obligations owed to the university, including a degree processing fee.

NOTE: The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an approved program under PLNU’s WASC Regional Accreditation, WSCUC. Since it is not a business degree, it is not an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) approved program.

Additional Concentrations


MAOL students may earn a concentration by taking the six (6) required units for each concentration. Students must notify the program director prior to the completion of the 30 units in their current program of their intention to earn an additional concentration, with a subsequent change of program form filed with the Office of Records.

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