Colorado Christian University announces a new
Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree program. The course of study
will provide students with a variety of skills to affect positive social change
and tackle real world problems. It fills an important gap in CCU's graduate
programs by providing a values-aligned, leadership oriented degree without the
emphasis on finance.
Over five years in the making -- and the
product of collaboration between various departments and divisions, including
the business schools of CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS)
and College of Undergraduate Studies -- the MOL graduate degree program
embodies the mission of CCU by providing academic excellence, spiritual
formation, and distinctive opportunities for engagement with the world. The
MOL will be one of the fastest growing online degree programs offered at
"Leaders of today and tomorrow are inspired and equipped to
influence their organizations and their worlds," explained John Aldridge,
Assistant Professor of Business and Technology. "The leadership of CCU saw
a need for graduates who are prepared to lead and act as agents of change
in today's world, and this Christian degree meets that need while
reflecting the strategic objectives of the University."
scholarly, research-based servant leadership program will integrate a
variety of social and organizational theories, preparing students for an
array of leadership positions in the non-profit, for-profit, and public
service sectors -- as well as future doctoral studies. Part of that
preparation comes in the form of applying scholarship to systems of
communication, including social media. "The class on social technology and
public policy is a turning point in the curriculum," commented Aldridge.
"Social technologies enable immense learning opportunities and robust
participation in the American democratic process and the rules and
regulations that influence public policy. By speaking into social space
students will influence others in a positive way, while better
understanding themselves and their purposes."
aspect of the MOL is the yearly National Leadership Session, which is
required for all students. Hosted on CCU's main campus, the session affords
learners an opportunity to apply leadership essentials face-to-face and
offers another impetus to engage with and restore society.
MOL program is planned to launch online in the spring of 2013. Visit the Master
of Organizational Leadership website
to learn more.