Maxwell Rollins

Maxwell Rollins

Director of Graduate Programs, College of Business

The MA in organizational leadership program is designed with the working professional in mind. It consists of 33 semester hours of credit, which includes foundation courses, core curriculum, capstone and electives. Students can take courses in the classroom, online or a combination of both.

  • Classroom: Residential courses are offered on campus one night a week from 6 -9, Monday through Thursday. Small class sizes (average of 12 students) ensure individual attention from our experienced professors.
  • Online: Web-based courses are geared to provide motivated learners greater flexibility as they read and discuss assignments and take online tests and quizzes. Students do not have to be online at a certain time; however, there are deadlines for assignments.
  • Blended: Blended courses are also an option for certain courses, combining online with residential.


Students are permitted to take foundation courses while taking core courses, but must complete all foundation and core courses before taking the capstone course.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BUSI 607 Fundamentals of Leadership 3
BUSI 610 Managing with Excellence and Integrity 3
BUSI 623 Business Ethics from a Christian Worldview 3

Total Credit Hours: 9


Choose four three-hour courses.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BUSI 611 Advanced Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 612 Advanced Organizational Behavior 3
BUSI 613 Executive Communications 3
BUSI 619 Power and Influence 3
BUSI 624 Leadership Development 3
BUSI 634 Organizational Change and Transformation 3


This course should be taken near the end of the program, but does not have to be the last course completed.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BUSI 644 Leadership Dynamics and Decisions 3


Choose three courses (9 hours) from any graduate course taught within the College of Business (BUSI), except those which are prerequisites for the MBA program. For example, BUSI 501, BUSI 502, BUSI 503, BUSI 504, BUSI 505 and BUSI 506 cannot count as electives. The graduate courses taught by the College of Business which may be used as electives in the MA.

MA Exit Assessment

At the end of their program, all students are required to complete BUSI 698, MA Exit Assessment (0 credit hours) in their final semester, as a graduation requirement.