Organizational Leadership


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    30
  • Cost Per Unit
    $589
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $18k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership



Overview

Inspire and lead change in your organization.

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program provides specific training, growth and development in decision-making, communication, conflict and change management, strategic management, human resource management, and approaches to leadership across cultures. The program reviews motivation, ethics, creativity, strategic planning and vision, group development, teamwork, technology, and organizational development.  It exposes students to theories and application of effective leadership in a variety of organizational contexts. Students learn how to manage and motivate individuals and teams and discover how to use strategies and models to effect change within a variety of leadership and organizational structures.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership graduates are prepared for management and executive level leadership positions in today's fast paced global business environment. The program studies complex and current issues in leadership as well as the social dynamics of organizations, problem solving, strategic planning, research methodology, and policy formulation.

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership prepares students to advance their proficiency as well as their profession as business leaders, managers, trainers, administrators, designers and leaders in a range of business and educational settings and capacities, including work in the fields of education, entertainment, government, religious organizations, retail businesses, healthcare, business, sports, politics, and nonprofits. Graduates are leaders with sharpened aptitude, management techniques and best practices with increased opportunity for career advancement and reaching their full professional potential. 

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing and demonstrate proficiency in the use of information technology.
  2. Identify, describe and apply foundational leadership theories and practices.
  3. Identify, describe and apply conflict analysis models, tools and processes. 
  4. Examine and evaluate communication tools and strategies for instituting change, collaboration and organizational growth.
  5. Examine the social, cultural, and historical influences on leadership in a global society.
  6. Investigate and explore the leader's role in creating and preventing organizational design and change.
  7. Develop a practical understanding of how to use financial data to inform leaders in making effective decisions to carry out the mission and goals of an organization.
  8. Describe and evaluate the strategic role of human resources in performing contemporary processes and regulatory procedures.
  9. Examine the issues that shape public policy at the local, state and federal level and the ethical dilemmas policy makers face.
  10. Develop an understanding of how to create strategic options by analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing various strategies.
  11. Synthesize the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and to develop an innovative, comprehensive project.
  12. Demonstrate spiritual literacy, and respect diverse religious, cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic experiences and perspectives.

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Course Requirements

Core Requirements (30 units)

Foundations of Organizational Leadership

Foundations of Organizational Leadership

Reviews contemporary issues and perspectives on organizational leadership, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and leadership models. The distinction between leadership and management, vision, collaboration and strategies to manage organizational behavior will be explored. Emphasizes the application of concepts to actual organizational situations culminating in the articulation of a personal philosophy of leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG501 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
ORG501 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Spring 2017
ORG501 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ORG501 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ORG501 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ORG501 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Conflict Resolution and Negotiations

Conflict Resolution and Negotiations

Emphasizes a pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts that arise in both non-profit and for-profit enterprises by applying conflict analysis models, tools and processes. Focuses on constructive communication, cultural awareness and sensitivity to diverse populations in a variety of settings, and reaching outcomes through the use of collaborative processes. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG512 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Frederick, Thomas Vincent
Spring 2017
ORG512 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ORG512 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ORG512 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

Explores the breadth of communication tools available to organizational leaders for instituting change, perception, and organizational growth. Examines and evaluates communication in a variety of formats, including dyadic, small group, formal and informal communication. Collaboration strategies and their results are examined as an influence on group dynamics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG523 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
ORG523 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Groves, Beth A.
Fall 2016
ORG523 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Fall 2016
ORG523 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Fall 2017
ORG523 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ORG523 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Leadership Across Cultures

Leadership Across Cultures

Examines the social, cultural, and historical influences on leadership in a global society. Aspects of social forces, dynamics, and historical contexts that influence human experience will be explored. National, corporate, community, and group organizations are examined for evidence of culturally influenced worldviews and values and how they impact the workplace. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ORG534 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Fall 2016
ORG534 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Fall 2017
ORG534 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Leading Organizational Change

Leading Organizational Change

Investigates concepts and practical techniques of organizational design and change. Emphasizes change management includes factors in transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations to a desired future state. Explores the leader's role in creating and preventing change, and strategies for coping with resistance will also be studied. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG545 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Summer 2016
ORG545 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Brown, Stephen C.
Summer 2016
ORG545 CE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Hall, Keith E
Summer 2017
ORG545 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Practical Financial Management

Practical Financial Management

Develops a practical understanding of how to use financial data to inform leaders in making effective decisions to carry out the mission and goals of an organization. Emphasizes understanding the role of balance sheets, cash flow, and income statements to identify drivers of financial performance and resource allocation. Case studies are utilized to provide real-world application to concepts learned. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
ORG556 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ORG556 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ORG556 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Managing Human Capital

Managing Human Capital

Emphasizes the strategic role of human resources in performing functions of recruitment, hiring, training, career development and other contemporary processes within the organizational setting. Serves as an introduction to the areas of compensation, collective bargaining, affirmative action and other regulatory procedures and requirements as they relate to applications within organizations. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
ORG567 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ORG567 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ORG567 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Legal, Ethical, and Public Policy Issues

Legal, Ethical, and Public Policy Issues

Explores the philosophical concepts behind the construct of worldview, and its control over value formation, moral, and ethical decision-making. Reviews court cases and data surrounding the intersection of legal and ethical choices made by leaders will be studied. Examines the issues that shape public policy at the local, state and federal level and the ethical dilemmas policy makers face. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG578 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Minesinger, Kenneth W.
Summer 2016
ORG578 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Minesinger, Kenneth W.
Summer 2017
ORG578 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Examines the strategic planning process including formulation, implementation, and control. Provides a framework for identifying vision, core values, goals, and competitive advantage for the organization. Explores various organizational strategies from for-profit and non-profit enterprises. Develops an understanding of how to create strategic options by synthesizing various strategies. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG589 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
ORG589 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
ORG589 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Summer 2017
ORG589 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ORG589 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Leadership Capstone Innovation Project

Organizational Leadership Capstone Innovation Project

Provides an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and to develop an innovative, comprehensive project. May include, but is not limited to, a guided project, designing a new organization, analyzing an existing major organizational problem and recommending solutions, etc. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ORG591 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
ORG591 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Spring 2017
ORG591 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ORG591 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ORG591 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ORG591 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Faculty

A. Bowden

A. Greg Bowden, Ed.D.

Program Director

Associate Professor of Education / Director of Masters in Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-5560
Email: abowden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Academics / Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3905
Email: ddavis@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Thomas Frederick

Thomas Frederick, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences/ Director of MSCP program/ Associate Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2191
Email: tfrederick@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Mark Kling

Mark P. Kling, D.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office Phone: (951) 343-3936
Email: mkling@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Kenneth Minesinger

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

Office Phone: (951) 343-5566
Email: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Kathryn Norwood

Kathryn Norwood, Ed.D.

Dean of Assessment and Accreditation

Office Phone: 951.343.2190
Email: knorwood@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
David Poole

David Poole, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Leadership and Management / Vice President for Online and Professional Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-3902
Email: dpoole@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Riste Simnjanovski

Riste Simnjanovski, D.P.A.

Dean of Faculty Development

Office Phone: (951) 343-3968
Email: rsimnjan@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • Current Resume
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

    Applicants are considered based on a combination of GPA (minimum 2.5), management and professional work experience.


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Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

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Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

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Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

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Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

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Phone: 951-343-3914
Email: zsmith@calbaptist.edu

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