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Master of Arts: Organizational Leadership Concentration

Master of Arts: Organizational Leadership Concentration


Facilitate Progress and Growth.

You will enhance your ability to bring leadership to an organizational team and bring that team to its goals. Apply what you learn immediately in your ministry or career.

Earn your degree 100% online
Be mentored by caring professors
30 credits
Master of Arts: Organizational Leadership


Accessible and Customizable 

At just 30 credits, CSU’s online Master of Arts degree prepares you for careers and enhances your ministry as a Christian leader in as little as two years. Enjoy the flexibility of an online program grounded in the Word of God.

“The idea of organizational leadership was appealing to me because I enjoy working with non-profits. Many of the courses I took were on managing or running an organization like a non-profit or the theological and spiritual side of running a Christian non-profit.”

Geoffrey Pearson
Master of Arts | Union, KY


What Will You Learn?

Start with a biblical base and build a practical understanding of people to learn how to truly make a difference.

Master of Arts: Organizational Leadership
Two different options for your leadership electives

Whether you’re currently in a camping ministry or working in the business sector, CSU has an option for you!

  • For those in a ministry context, CSU partners with Eleven:6, where you will earn credit for experiential learning within the context of your current ministry. 
  • For those wanting to gain valuable knowledge to put toward their career, CSU has traditional course options. 
Lead with solid vision and clear direction

As a graduate, you will be equipped to effectively and biblically lead others within your organization.

Create a healthy and productive work environment

Your understanding of organizational dynamics will enable you to maintain a productive environment for team members.


What You Will Study

Each of your courses is taught from a biblical worldview. You’ll interact within small class sizes and with professors who really care about you and your goals. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for the next steps in your career and ministry, but you’ll also get mentorship to prepare you for life.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Bible and Theology

Required – 3 credits; choose 1 course

  • How to Develop a Biblical Worldview [TH511]
  • Survey of Doctrines [TH517]
  • Developing a Biblical Worldview [TH532]

Electives – 9 credits; choose 3 courses from Bible and Theology electives



Choose 1 course

  • Communication of the Word [BI551]
  • Organizations as a Learning Community [OL502]

15 credits; choose 5 courses from one of the tracks below

Leadership Track
Customize your program to apply to your unique professional goals—whether you want to lead in ministry or marketplace settings. These electives are facilitated by a qualified CSU professor. Each course involves independent work along with weekly interaction with the course professor.

  • Leadership Foundations  [LD500]
  • Biblical Theology of Leadership [LD502]
  • Theories of Leadership [LD503]
  • Leadership Communication [LD550]
  • Leading Strategic Thinking and Process [LD560]
  • Project Management [LD580]
  • Readings in Leadership Literature [LD590]

Experience-based Track
These electives are structured for an on-site internship or ministry context and are facilitated through a partnership with Eleven:6. Students must have an approved context and their advisor’s permission to enroll in these courses.

  • Leadership in Active Learning Environments [OL501]
  • Organization as a Learning Community [OL502]
  • Strategic Thinking [OL503]
  • Development of a Dynamic Team [OL504]
  • Governance and Administration of Non-Profits [OL505]
  • Financial Management of Non-Profits [OL506]
  • Risk Management [OL507]
  • Organizational Communication [OL508]
  • Spiritual Disciplines for Ministry Leaders [OL509]
  • Emotional Intelligence [OL510]
  • Nonprofit Management [OL511]
    Program Highlights 
    • Build relationships as you learn closely with your professors and interact with your classmates online.
    • The fully accredited degree is completed entirely online.
    Learn to organize teams to achieve goals.

    You will learn how to lead more effectively in your current ministry or career in practical online classes that you can fit in with your schedule.


    Starting Dates

    Flexibility is key. Jump in and start reaching toward your goals at any time of year with our multiple start dates.













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    WHY CSU?

    You want to
    choose a university:

    • Where you can enhance your future.
    • Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
    • Where you truly find your fit.

    Every class at CSU is carefully crafted to help you take your career and ministry to the next level. You will be immersed in principles from God’s Word as you learn practical tools and gain valuable training to apply to your career.


    Take the Next Step

    Apply or request information about CSU's programs, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.



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