The Master of Organizational Leadership is a dynamic program that provides organizational leaders with a range of innovative skills and collaborative tools for effective leadership in an uncertain and constantly changing global environment. Advances in technology are leveraged to enable life-long learners to actively engage in endeavors that have a sustainable impact in public policy and social change - thinking globally, and taking action locally. Leaders of today and tomorrow are inspired and equipped to influence and improve their organizations and their worlds.
Objectives of the Master of Organizational Leadership Degree Program
Colorado Christian University (CCU) admits full time students to the Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program year round on a cohort basis only. Cohorts commence year-round: Spring, Summer, and Fall. CCU’s MOL program approaches adult learners within a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. The MOL program incorporates organizational behavior (OB) models as the framework for assessing and addressing the underlying moral, emotional, psychological forces that influence decisions and actions, combining evidence-based organizational theory with Biblical principles to address the most challenging problems facing non-profit and government leaders in the world today.
The MOL program features a required annual three-day CCU “National Leadership Session” (NLS) hosted at CCU’s main campus located in Lakewood, Colorado. All MOL students are required to attend the annual National Leadership Sessions each year to fulfill a three credit in-seat requirement - a total of 6 credit hours at National Leadership Sessions over two years. RES501 - Business Research and LED510 - Values-Aligned Leadership comprise the NLS courses that MOL students will be required to attend. For students with extenuating circumstances unable to physically attend (e.g., deployed active military), the NLS will be available electronically and virtually.
Students who successfully complete the MOL program will:
- Be able to analyze, evaluate and address the most challenging problems facing non-profit and government leaders today by integrating effective practices for community-wide change initiatives. dovetailing biblical principles (spiritual formation) with evidence-based organizational theory; applying business as mission (BAM) and organizational behavior (OB) models as the frameworks for assessing and addressing the underlying moral, emotional and psychological forces that influence decisions and impact public policy.
- Apply leadership principles to real-world social problems including environmental impacts, immigration, healthcare, genetic engineering, human rights, etc.
- Identify specific contemporary issues that challenge leaders in government, business/economics, community, education, and religion, thereby actively engaging in endeavors that have a sustainable impact in public policy and pro-social change - thinking globally, and taking action locally.
- Integrate an organizational systems approach with research-based metrics for co-creating, developing and implementing team-based collaborative processes for identifying and implementing individual and organizational-wide core-values, vision, mission and goals.
- Students will develop techniques that foster organizational/community-wide leadership by applying executive mentoring and executive coaching skills.
- Students will engage in practical research – an action learning approach to measuring and managing organizational behavior.
- Students will apply multi-dimensional and integral approaches for co-creating innovative practices and maintaining competitive advantage from multicultural/global perspective.
- Be equipped to administrate and apply effective, productive and measurable employee and customer relations applying social-technologies including: Enterprise Relations Management (ERM) and Customer Relations Management (CRM) as well as social networking for co-creating and distributing knowledge, or knowledge management (KM).
- Gain broad/general understanding of the following organizational systems: investor/customer relations, human resources, and business development emphasizing restoration and renewal of the Spirit.
- Demonstrate competency in applying organizational systems and socio-technologies for evaluation, communication and distribution of knowledge assets within groups and between groups.
- Establish an intentional space for strategic discourse and knowledge sharing—inspire and reward knowledge creation and innovation.
- Assess the environment to identify knowledge gaps and primary source(s) of resistance to achieving specified goals.
Admission to the Master of Organizational Leadership Degree Program
Admission to the MOL program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important. All MOL admissions decisions are made by and only by Colorado Christian University.
- Earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. The grade point average minimum may be waived in certain situations.
- Completed online application form (including essay, references, transcripts, and fees) at www.ccu.edu/ccu/grad/
- Preferred, a minimum of five years of combined experience in any professional endeavors specific to organizational/community-wide leadership and development. Or, submit a brief admission cover letter to the Office of Admission (500-1,000) providing your life experiences:
- Employment history including part-time summer jobs, volunteerism, exemplary athletics, scouting, recognized academic excellence, honor societies, or missions field work,
- Include key influences that shaped your worldview for better or worse and
- How you have managed to apply key learning’s or overcome adversity, if applicable,
- And/or contributed to others well-being, emotional and social development and commitments to God, family, liberty and justice.
- Demonstrated completion (C or better) of undergraduate-level statistics prerequisite.
Transfer of Courses
Students may transfer up to six semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU MOL degree requirements.
The MOL program is a 36 credit-hour degree designed to be completed within two years of intensive study by persons who work or are otherwise occupied by the equivalent of a full time job. MOL courses may be taken online or in our hybrid format (a combination of online and classroom content delivery). Full-time students may complete the MOL program in two years.
All work applied toward a master’s degree must be completed within a four-year period from the date of enrollment. After the four-year period, an MOL student who has not completed the requirements to graduate will be withdrawn from the program. Students who go beyond the four-year period and wish to complete their MOL degree will be required to apply for reconsideration by completing a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy. Readmitted students will be required to adhere to the degree plans and academic policies in place at the time they are readmitted.
Applicants to the Colorado Christian University MOL program are required to have a background in statistics. This background may be obtained through undergraduate coursework as demonstrated by the student’s transcript, or taken at CCU or another accredited institution. Additionally, the student may complete the equivalent CLEP or DSST exams. A student may start CCU’s MOL program before completing the prerequisite, but must complete the statistics prerequisite prior to registering for RES 501 - Business Research .
Taking Prerequisite Courses Online
CCU has partnered with Ivy Software to provide students with a convenient and flexible way to fulfill prerequisite requirements at an affordable cost. The following course is available for purchase:
- Business Math and Statistics (fulfills Statistics prerequisite)
The program takes on average 20 hours to complete. Students are able to download all course material. The student must pass a final course test with at least an 80% in order for the course to count toward the prerequisite. This test may be taken up to three times.
- Go to shop.ivysoftware.com
- Click “Graduate Software” (on left)
- Select “MBA Programs”
- Select “Colorado Christian University”
- Choose program and add to cart
- Proceed with payment
Notify your CCU Student Service Advisor (SSA) of any problems you encounter with an Ivy Software program or any time you pass a test. He or she will be able to take the appropriate action to ensure that your degree plan is updated with the completed prerequisite information.