M. Ed. in Organizational Change and Leadership in a Minute
About the program
The Master of Arts in Organizational Change and Leadership is designed for the working professional who wants to make a difference in how the work gets done in his or her organization or business. It’s about being ready when an opportunity comes along to lead in a different direction or guide your organization through change. Rapidly changing economic and social events require that leaders take bold steps and find new ways to tackle emerging issues and developments. Your confidence from learning new approaches can set you apart with readiness to lead new initiatives.
Application for admission to the M.A. in Organizational Change and Leadership program is open to women and men with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
You can apply now for fall admission. Admission files are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is important to complete your file as early as possible.
The program of study for this graduate degree is designed to be relevant, to be applicable in the work place, and to promote self understanding. The key concepts of the program will include:
- Interpreting information and problem solving within complex organizations
- Developing a personal leadership style
- Managing and resolving conflict
- Managing change and resistance
- Using evaluation to make better decisions
- Examining ethical behavior and its impact on decisions
- Assessing your personal communication style and self concept as a leader
- Using information and technology to encourage innovative change
- Understanding challenges integrating diverse populations within organizations
- Providing internship opportunities to practice new knowledge and skills
Nonprofit Leadership Courses
In partnership with the Carolina Academy for Nonprofits of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Columbia College offers three courses in nonprofit leadership:
HB 781 Leading Nonprofits: Leadership Strategies (3sh)
HB 782 The Nonprofit Leader: Critical Issues (3sh)
HB 783 Executive Leadership: Project Management (3sh)