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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

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School of Professional Studies
Tate Page Hall RM 218
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21067
Bowling Green KY 42101-1067
Phone: 270-745-8973
Fax: 270-745-3544
Email: lead.stu@wku.edu

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Ask any CEO what they need to make their operations successful. It’s talented individuals who can effectively lead and manage different aspects of the organization. Look online at the many surveys of top career fields to pursue. Managers with a solid combination of technical and professional skills consistently top the lists. The Organizational Leadership program (OL) at WKU prepares you for a career in a wide variety of professions. OL students enhance their college studies and technical backgrounds by developing the applied leadership, managerial, and professional skills that are in great demand. The program is practical and applied, not theoretical.

Organizational Leadership Graduates are employed in a wide variety of professional fields including, but not limited to:

Operations Manager Compliance Manger Logistics Manger Development Officer
Production Supervisor Customer Service Manger Production Manger Director of Facilities
Health Services Manager Consulting Human Resources  

Tailor the Program

Organizational Leadership lets you select your elective courses based on your personal interests and professional goals. Students develop their own program that allows them to advance in their chosen career field.

Practical, Focused, Applied

Organizational Leadership students focus on influencing people, while managing processes, products, and services. Employers value the leadership skills, decision-making, and operational knowledge that OL graduates possess.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The OL program requires a bachelor's degree earned at a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum overall GAP of 2.75. The OL will consider applicants with a 2.5 overall GPA or based on prior professional experiences. NO GRE OR GMAT REQUIRED!

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

(30 Credit Hours)

 Core Courses (18 Hours)

LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies (3)

LEAD 525: Leadership Ethics (3)

Pick 1: Lead 560: Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership or EDFN 500: Research Methods or SOCL 513: Methods of Social Research (3)

Pick 2: LEAD 575: Special Topics or COMM 531: Global Leadership Communication or LEAD 540: Leading Teams or LEAD 550: Leadership in Global Contexts or PS 520: Elements of Public Administrations (6)

LEAD 600: Leadership Studies Capstone (3)

General Electives (12 Hours)

Students choose any four graduate courses (4XXG, 5XX or above) to fulfill elective requirements. Students can choose courses from areas such as Business, Communication, Political Science, Architectural Manufacturing Services, Student Affairs, and Psychology.  These areas will assist them to achieve their professional goals. Students can also choose to enroll in a graduate certificate program and use these 12 hours of courses to fulfill their elective requirements. A list of available graduate certificates is available in the Graduate Catalog and can be found here. Students can transfer up to 12 hours from another graduate program to fulfill program requirements. It is possible to complete this degree online.

Select electives that best support your professional goals!

 

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