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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership, taught from a Christian worldview, is designed to equip students to effectively lead and manage top-level teams. It is ideal for people in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, including churches.

The program’s curriculum consists of 11 courses and includes a local, national and international perspective.

This is a weekend program; classes will be held on alternating Saturdays. There are no prerequisites for students with an undergraduate degree.

The M.A. in OL program is ideal for aspiring leaders to equip them with the knowledge and abilities they need to lead within any type of organization. Students in this program will focus on topics such as understanding organizational processes, building strong & effective teams, organizing and leading groups, managing conflicts and leading organizational change.

Required courses will include:
OL 500—Critical Thinking
OL 501—Biblical Principles For Global Leadership
OL 510—Ethical Leadership In Public Life
OL 520—Principled Leading in a State & Local Context (Nashville)
OL 530—Organizational Culture
OL 540—Leading Through Change In A Corporate Context
OL 550—Challenges And Opportunities Of Leading In A National Context (Washington, D.C.)
OL 560—Organizational Communication & Conflict MGT.
OL 565— Business Risk Management
OL 570—Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis
OL 590—Dynamics Of Leading In An International Context (International site to be determined) 
OL 599—Capstone Project

New MAOL EmphasisComing Fall 2017

  • Mission
  • Cyber-Security
  • Church Planting
  • Coaching
  • Consulting

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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership is available through private/ alternative loans. Federal financial aid is not available for graduate programs.  Click here for information about private/alternative loans.


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Application requirements for MAOL (Traditional) for reference as needed:

  • Complete the Graduate Application and forms by clicking here.
  • Submit a $75 nonrefundable application fee by clicking here or make checks or money orders payable to Williamson College.
  • Submit a graduate admissions essay using specifications found by clicking here.
  • Request official transcripts be forwarded directly to the Office of Admissions from all institutions where post-secondary coursework was completed or attempted (including the final university which awarded the bachelor degree). Please note: Any applicant who fails to acknowledge prior attendance at any college or university will be subject to dismissal from Williamson College.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on all prior post-secondary and post-baccalaureate coursework.
  • Submit any additional evidence of eligibility required by the graduate program.
  • Official documents submitted for admission consideration become property of the College and cannot be returned or copied for distribution.
  • Once applicant has been accepted, submit a $300 nonrefundable enrollment fee to reserve the student’s seat in the program.
  • For readmission to the WC graduate program, if you have not been enrolled in the last 180 days you will need to reapply and meet the criteria above. Please contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.
  • Please Note: If applicant is an international student, please see separate section “International Graduate Student Path” for admission requirements.

If you are an INTERNATIONAL MAOL student:

Go To The International MAOL

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