Discover How to be a Better Leader in Your Workplace

The Master of Arts in organizational leadership at Charleston Southern University focuses on cultivating leadership skills for professionals who need to learn how to more effectively lead and manage people in business, nonprofits or government. Special attention is given to critical leadership competencies including personal growth, interpersonal skills, communication, alignment of values, organizational change and executive decision-making. The organizational leadership degree program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses are offered year-round with the options of on-campus, online or hybrid delivery methods each semester.

As a Christian university, CSU is committed to providing students with a faith-based community, so that they might learn in a safe, productive environment. As a university, we promote the establishment of growth, change and purpose in the hearts and minds of students. Specifically regarding the MA in organizational leadership program, these courses will enrich the student’s life with leadership principles necessary for any endeavor they choose to pursue. Our focus on servant leadership is certain to provide the student with the building blocks of a successful career.

Students in the organizational leadership program often find opportunities for advancement within their firm through positions such as: Group Leader, HR Manager, Employee Relations Manager and Training and Development Specialist.

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Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

Public Statement of IACBE Accreditation:

A Member with Accredited Programs has successfully completed the IACBE accreditation process, achieving IACBE specialized accreditation for one or more business-related programs, and has affirmed its continued commitment to excellence in business education. The specialized accreditation granted by the IACBE is specific to the programs granted accreditation –this does not include any accreditation/approval of the overall institution or any of its business units.

The Hans A. Nielsen College of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

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Application Requirements

  • Graduate Application 
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended 
  • Resume 
  • Academic Statement (300-500 word essay explaining why the student chose to attend CSU from a servant leadership perspective and how you intend to help your community with this degree.)
  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • Official test scores, if requested*

*In any reputable MBA program, a GMAT may be required to determine whether the applicant has the potential to successfully complete the program.

In the Organizational Leadership program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Managing with Excellence and Integrity
  • Business Ethics from a Christian Worldview
  • Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • Power and Influence
  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Organization Change and Transformation

Program Director

Maxwell Rollins

Maxwell Rollins

Tenured Professor of Business, Director of Graduate Programs
Jones Hall


Jones Hall houses the Nielsen College of Business and the Office of the President. It was one of the first buildings on CSU’s campus.

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