Colorado Christian University, with seven campuses throughout the state, is thrilled to announce a new degree program now being offered. The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree’s course of study will provide students the skills and knowledge necessary to impact society in a positive way by making decisions and handling problems that will make the world a better place. This is a master’s level degree program in the business arena without an emphasis on finance–an area that CCU decided needed some attention. While CCU offers numerous degrees related to business and finance, the Masters in Organizational Leadership degree will appeal to those who wish to pursue a leadership degree without having to focus on the economic aspects of being a business leader.
The Evolution of a New Degree Program
The Master of Organizational Leadership degree came about after five years of collaboration between various schools and departments within CCU such as the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and the College of Undergraduate Studies. We feel the program embodies the vision and mission of the University by providing ” academic excellence, spiritual formation, and distinctive opportunities for engagement with the world.” CCU predicts that the MOL degree will be one of the fastest-growing online degree programs offered at the University. John Aldridge, Assistant Professor of Business and Technology, explains what prompted the creation of the new degree and what it will provide students: “Leaders of today and tomorrow are inspired and equipped to influence their organizations and their worlds…the leadership of CCU saw a need for graduates…prepared to lead…this Christian degree meets that need while reflecting the strategic objectives of the University.”
About the Master of Organizational Leadership Degree
The MOL program is a scholarly, research-based program that integrates social and organizational theories to prepare the student for a variety of leadership positions and will also prepare them for doctoral studies should they choose to pursue further education. One class Aldridge is particularly excited about and considers it a “turning point in the curriculum” is the class on social technology and public policy. Part of the degree is the annual National Leadership Session, a degree requirement for all students. The session takes place right on campus and gives students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned by interacting with others.
To learn more about this degree, launching online in Spring 2013, please visit the Masters of Organizational Leadership page for detailed information about course requirements and benefits of the program.