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Master’s of Organizational & Global Leadership

Program Overview

Do you lead a department, a church, a team or a classroom? Do you aspire to grow not just your resumé, but your skills, your wisdom, and your walk with God? Then the Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership (MOL) at York College Online is for you.

This master’s program was designed for leaders in diverse settings including business, healthcare, non-profit, churches, schools, criminal justice, law enforcement, technology, sports management and coaches, and really anyone who is in or aspires to be in a leadership position.  Students from any field will be able to make application of these leadership growth and development concepts.  

York College offers four MOL degree concentrations for you to choose coursework more specific to your profession or goals.

Business Information Leadership (Area of Concentration)

Corporate America today desires leaders who are not only excellent leaders, but are also ethical, honest, and possess integrity. While everyone has the ability to lead, by being an influencer of others, those leaders who possess high character and integrity are sought by most organizations. The MOL program, with an area of concentration in Business Information Leadership, not only prepares leaders to project manage and work with business systems and understand data, but it will challenge each leader to practice leadership growth in a variety of business settings.

Organizational and Global Leadership (Area of Concentration)

In today’s fast-paced world the job market has moved beyond your hometown. With business professionals leading more teams that are connecting digitally, and more partnerships including an international component, it is important that leadership consider developing skills that will ignite the acknowledgement of cultures, diversity, sensitivity and world view. The MOL program, with a concentration in Organizational and Global Leadership, will prepare students to be better change agents in today's modern business model.

Social and Emotional Leadership (Area of Concentration)

One of the highest areas of need in society today is in the space of social and emotional awareness and leadership. Many schools and organizations are in high demand for qualified people to work with students, or employees, in areas of guidance and counseling. This concentration will provide educational or organizational leaders with strategies for effectively helping others manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, show empathy for others, make positive decisions, or make responsible choices. Within the concentration a student will study crisis intervention, organizational and human behavior, and social emotional intelligence.

Sports Administration (Area of Concentration)

Set yourself apart by being prepared to bring innovative and team leadership to sports-related enterprises. This concentration can equip you to meet the business, administration, coaching, and experiential challenges that come with building and maintaining a successful sports program and career. You will graduate with the knowledge, disciplines, and insights needed to navigate the sports industry. Graduates become leaders in a $900 billion global industry exploding with opportunities through mobile technology, interactive spectatorship, fantasy sports, and performance analytics opening the door for a new generation of sports professionals who are prepared to step in.

Program Goals

Our goals/outcomes for graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership

  1. The graduate candidate will apply ethical principles in professional settings.
  2. The graduate candidate will evaluate multiple approaches in organizational programs in a professional context and communicate effective change.
  3. The graduate candidate will demonstrate proficiency in leadership theory, development, and problem-solving.
  4. The graduate candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with others in a variety of organizational or global contexts.

COURSES

The Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership is comprised of 36 total credit hours. All courses are 8 weeks long and students may attend full-time, part-time, or hybrid programs for greater work/life balance.

Core Curriculum

9 hours - each course is 3 hours

Research Design & Methodology

Research Design & Methodology

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field or interests and determine how research findings are useful in informing their understanding of their environment (work, social, local, global).

Program Planning & Evaluation

Program Planning & Evaluation

Program Planning presents an overview of the process for designing, presenting and evaluating programs in a variety of fields. This course provides instruction and practice in designing and implementing high quality programs. This essential skills learning is for York College Online professionals to build skills in the areas of program development, evaluation, and impact reporting. The course includes training on active learning, practical application, and practice in developing evaluation tools to measure program impact.

Navigating in a Diverse Society

Navigating in a Diverse Society

This course provides students with the awareness, knowledge and skills required of professional leaders, supervisors, managers, counselors, and educators if they are to be effective in a pluralistic and diverse society. This course prepares students to be multi-culturally competent. Diversity and identity issues, multicultural models and frameworks will be explored in relation to their impact on therapeutic, instructional, and supervisory relationships.

Major Curriculum

18 hours - each course is 3 hours

Personal Leadership Development

Personal Leadership Development

The focus of this course will be on you as the leader from an individual perspective. It will be an introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development. The course will be based on each student's perception of their own life experiences that have helped them reach this level in their leadership development journey (Past), where they are now in that journey (Present), and their personal leadership goals (Future). The goal of the course is to assist each student to become a more informed and effective leader in his or her intended work and community setting. The following foundational topics in leadership are included: Overview of key leadership theories and models; differences between management and leadership; followership, influence, and power; and introduction to leadership coaching. Several self-assessments used during the class.

Budgeting & Finance

Budgeting & Finance

This course is designed to provide the non-accountant and financial manager with the knowledge necessary to interact with professionals from those disciplines. The majority of the material draws from the theory and practice of financial management. Sufficient accounting background is provided to enable the student to understand and work with information provided by accounting and finance professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding terms, concepts, and uses of information provided by these functions rather than on the actual performance of the calculations.

Leadership Development & Coaching

Leadership Development & Coaching

This course offers students a comprehensive, relevant perspective on leadership and management. While the course provides grounding in important concepts, it also stresses application to professional and community settings. Students analyze concepts such as leading as an interactive process (involving the leader, the "followers", and the situation), managing with innovation and creativity, escaping from embedded practices, and embracing new managerial principles. This course provides students with contemporary empirical study of leadership and management as well as commentary, case histories, and multimedia presentations.

Leading Complex Change

Leading Complex Change

The 21st century organization is enormously complex, difficult to understand, and even more difficult to manage. A volatile mix of dynamics are triggering changes in the workplace. As the complexity increases, effective managers must have a strong knowledge of the people in the organization and the tasks they perform. And they must have the skills to use that knowledge in practical and flexible ways. This course will present innovative perspectives on organizational change management problems and offers practical ways to solve them. The issues examined apply across organizations, national boundaries, and technical domains. The course utilizes a unique analytical framework to address the change process from three perspectives: strategic, political, and cultural. Each of these perspectives provides critical insights and tools that enable managers to avoid the pitfalls associated with traditional approaches to change.

Building & Managing Teams

Building & Managing Teams

Team building, teamwork, and team leading draws information from a wide variety of disciplines to introduce students to the ever important topic of teaming. This interdisciplinary course is designed to provide the student with an awareness and understanding of current issues relating to the nature and tasks of collaborative leadership behavior. The student is asked to identify an issue or problem and practice leadership by developing and implementing a team project.

Crisis Communication & Leadership

Crisis Communication & Leadership

This course examines the variables involved in crisis planning, communication and management. The organization’s vulnerabilities, the environment in which it thrives, the stakeholders who can influence its operation and the strategies best suited to maintaining or enhancing its reputation will be examined. The media plays a crucial role in crisis management and we will discuss this factor throughout the course. We will consider how the media acts as a catalyst as well as intermediary in this process. By the conclusion of the course, participants should have developed a deeper understanding of the range of crises facing organizations, an enhanced appreciation of communication tactics that can be brought to bear in such situations and a greater familiarity with the historical antecedents of current crises.

More courses can be found in the course catalog >>

Organizational & Global Leadership

Ethics & Professional Responsibilities

Ethics & Professional Responsibilities

While many people claim to be professional or to act in professional ways, there is a growing demand for moral behavior amongst professionals. This course will provide a values-based approach to ethical professionalism and provide a method of thinking about and dealing with ethical issues in the workplace. The course will also provide discussion of what a profession is and what it means to act professionally and ethically. It will include discussion of the features of moral reasoning and provide a case resolution method for dealing with ethical issues of the workplace. The course will cover in-depth those values central to the moral life of any professional: integrity, respect for persons, justice, compassion, beneficence, and responsibility. These values will be aligned within the context of a Christian worldview and the specific field of the student’s workplace.

Global Leadership

Global Leadership

This course considers international leadership from a world-wide perspective. An in-depth focus on cross cultural contexts, politics, business practices, communication, diversity, worldview, and their impact on innovation, productivity, and communication. An emphasis will be placed on the analysis of global developmental deficit issues, such as how poverty can create digital divides, for critical analysis and problem-solving through creative leadership approaches.

Organizational Leadership & Human Behavior

Organizational Leadership & Human Behavior

This course examines the complex nature of human behavior that takes place within organizations. These behaviors, both individual and group, have an effect on the stated outcomes of organizations. Leaders who understand these behaviors are better equipped to lead. Included in the course are identification of current leaders and leadership as well as contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking, coaching, organizational culture, diversity, learning organizations, strategic leadership, and crisis leadership with a focus on foundational Leadership Theory.

Business Information Systems Leadership

Introduction to Baseline Business Information Systems Management

Introduction to Baseline Business Information Systems Management

This course provides a foundation in the theory and practical application of information systems within an organization. From a senior management viewpoint, the course covers the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, managing information assets, outsourcing, operations and management. Strategic value, methodologies, quality, decision making, modeling, re-engineering, software, hardware, and ethics will all be included.

Analytics Driven Project Management

Analytics Driven Project Management

This course requires an examination of the methods used to make informed decisions and project management strategies. Students will apply project management processes through the framework of planning, estimating, leading, and monitoring how to optimize business models and intellectual capital.

Leading with Data

Leading with Data

This course will revisit leadership theory and provide emphasis on developing behaviors which will strategically drive quality data-driven leadership. Students will learn to expose data of ethical pitfalls, consider development organizational terminology, and consider management skills needed to train others to mine, analyze and report data. Skills such as proper questioning, critical analysis of operational systems, and presentation skills using data will be practiced.

Social & Emotional Learning

Counseling Skills & Crisis Intervention

Counseling Skills & Crisis Intervention

Counseling Skills and Crisis Intervention is a course designed to prepare school counselors to navigate concerns of violence impacting our youth. (e.g., school shootings, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, substance use, bereavement and grief, etc.) Practical applications that serve a diverse population of students will be studied and applied using theoretical approaches and techniques.

Critical Issues in Social & Emotional Learning

Critical Issues in Social & Emotional Learning

This course examines issues related to social emotional learning and leadership development. It will explore contributing factors and how caring professionals can help people overcome problems and build resilience that affect their motivation to learn as well as their interpersonal skills.

Organizational Leadership & Human Behavior

Organizational Leadership & Human Behavior

This course examines the complex nature of human behavior that takes place within organizations. These behaviors, both individual and group, have an effect on the stated outcomes of organizations. Leaders who understand these behaviors are better equipped to lead. Included in the course are identification of current leaders and leadership as well as contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking, coaching, organizational culture, diversity, learning organizations, strategic leadership, and crisis leadership with a focus on foundational Leadership Theory.

Sports Administration

Facility and Game Day Operations

Facility and Game Day Operations

SPA 5341 will examine a panoramic view of game day operations and facilities management. Strategic objectives regarding facility management, renovation, planning and building will be explored. Business models exploring how to create game day branded experiences, luxuries, and memories to entice continued attraction will be introduced.

Sports Economics and Finances

Sports Economics and Finances

SPA 6321 explores internal and external implications, which influence the economics associated with athletics. Additionally the course will focus on and examine business choices such as cash flow and financial planning as it relates to leading and administering within an athletic environment at the administrative, coaching, team, and associated school or franchise level. By the end of this course, learners will be able to apply real world finance in a sport administration role.

Administrative Strategies in Athletics

Administrative Strategies in Athletics

SPA 5341 will explore leadership theory and themes applied to athletic leaders, managers, coaches, players, and staff. An emphasis will be placed on current events, opportunities, and challenges facing athletic programs and franchises.

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