Chowan University Approved for Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Chowan University's Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for upper-level management positions and expertise to further their organizations' mission. The new program was approved this week by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to begin in 2021. With the approval of this program, SACSCOC also approved Chowan University to offer distance learning.
"The new program is among the first in our region," shared Dr. John Dilustro, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. "This has been in development for some time now, and Chowan plans additional graduate programs in the future. This new program is consistent with our mission to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs to the region. It is also our first online program."
The 30-semester-hour curriculum for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership will be delivered from the Chowan University campus with the primary mode of instruction as asynchronous online instruction. However, students will have the option to take up to 25 percent of the coursework via face-to-face and/or synchronous instruction. These sessions will be recorded and made available to students unable to attend in-person or remotely at the time of the class meeting.
"Our program develops leaders with the skills to manage complexity, uncertainty, and change in organizations," shared Dr. Hunter Taylor, Dean of the School of Business and Design. "In this program, students will examine existing knowledge on leadership issues and trends and apply this knowledge to the benefit of their organizations. Students will learn effective communication, trends in diversity, conflict resolution, and financial management to lead changes in their own workplace."
To qualify for admission to the Master of Arts Program in Organizational Leadership, a student must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate the potential for study of organizational leadership at the graduate level, shown by submitting a current resume and personal statement.
Applications to the Master of Arts degree program are accepted throughout the year.
For more information, visit https://chowan.edu/admissions/school-graduate-studies.