Our Organizational Leadership Program

Our Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership will prepare you to meet twenty-first century leadership challenges and opportunities. The Organizational Leadership Graduate Program brings together real-world practice with a robust academic approach that is designed to strengthen personal leadership styles and leadership potential.

Catalog/Course Requirements:

This program requires thirty-three (33) semester hours taken in fifteen (15) week semesters. You'll take four (4) courses per semester in the first two (2) semesters and three (3) in the third semester.

In addition to completing our admissions application, an essay is also required. Find more about the admissions process and essay.


Certificate of Organizational Leadership

Columbia College offers a certificate program for Organizational Leadership. Students admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership (GCOL) program are required to complete a total of 9 graduate semester credit hours selected from the Organizational Leadership courses excluding the Internship and Capstone courses (ORL 770 and ORL 780). Students may take 3 courses in one semester or courses during subsequent semesters. After the completion of Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership, students will have the opportunity to articulate GCOL to the Organizational Leadership program or to receive a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership.

Career Opportunities 

There will always be a need for accomplished individuals who are prepared to assume leadership roles and direct organizations with knowledge and charisma to produce successful outcomes. Our Organizational Leadership program will showcase your capabilities.

We'll accomplish this by strengthening your leadership capabilities, exploring contemporary models of leading change, decision-making, innovation, organizational behavior, diverse teams, and organizational culture.


Summer 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2019

Session 1: Sat., May 16 & Sun., May 17 
Session 2: Sat., June 6  & Sun., June, 7
Session 3: Sat., June 27 & Sun., June 28
Session 4: Sat., July 11 & Sun., July 12
Session 5: Sat., July 25, & Sun., July 26

Fall 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2019

Session 1: Sat., Aug. 29, & Sun., Aug. 30  
Session 2: Sat., Sept. 26  & Sun., Sept. 27
Session 3: Sat., Oct., 10 & Sun., Oct 11
Session 4: Sat.,Nov., 14 & Sun., Nov., 15
Session 5: Sat., Dec., 5 & Sun., Dec., 6


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