Graduate of Organizational Leadership Catalog - General Information - Statement of Purpose | Judson University Christian College

Statement of Purpose

In the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program, current and future leaders will have the opportunity to integrate leadership theory with practical application built on a Christian worldview. Knowledge learned during the program will be applied to solve classic and current leadership dilemmas that will enhance the students’ ability to grow as leaders and be better prepared to advance in their leadership roles. Graduates of this program will have leadership skills that will enhance their ability to lead regardless where they currently work or may work in the future.

Graduate education at Judson University provides students with advanced learning and skills within a specialized discipline. Graduate students create original work that is rigorously evaluated by professors and peers, demonstrating breadth of scholarship and integrative critical thinking skills. Graduate students demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation in their studies and creatively contribute knowledge and skills to their field.

Graduate education provides students with:

  • Advanced learning in a specialized discipline to promote expertise
    • Academic- centered on generating original research in a particular discipline
    • Professional- developing skills and knowledge for a specific profession
  • Advanced skills as applied to an area of study
  • Rigorous evaluation of student work by professors and peers
  • Opportunity to create original work
    • Breadth of scholarship
    • Ability to think and study independently

Graduate education requires:

  • High degree of self-motivation of creating, doing, and advocating
  • Original research or experience (internships)
  • Creative and effective communication
  • Movement from receiving knowledge to enhancing, creating, and owning knowledge
    • Articulate and assume responsibility for own work
    • Demonstration of integrative, independent, critical thinking
  • Varied roles, from student, to researcher, teacher, mentor
  • Creative contribution to field
    • Collaborative and responsible participation in society
  • Familiarity with principal techniques and important literature in the field
  • Apply quantitative, qualitative, and creative models of inquiry appropriately
  • Demonstrate depth, breadth, and synthesis of learning, and ability to reflect on the significance of that learning


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