CU announces master of arts in organizational leadership

CU announces master of arts in organizational leadership

May 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has announced a new master’s degree, master of arts in organizational leadership (MAOL), with a total of 16 master’s degrees now being offered by the university.

“The School of Business and Economics at Campbellsville University is proud to offer a new degree,” Dr. Pat Cowherd, dean of the School of Business and Economics, said.

She said the MAOL will be offered through existing course delivery channels (online and onsite at the Louisville Education Center). The MAOL will be a 30-hour graduate program that will focus on the development of Christian leaders.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, “Campbellsville University is committed to helping prepare Christian servant leaders. This master’s degree is designed to help provide such leadership training for emerging leaders of a variety of organizations in the business, civic and nonprofit sectors.

“This is a another example of the approach CU is taking to address those higher educational needs that have been identified in the Louisville metro area as well as across the state and nation.”

The MAOL will teach students key organizational leadership elements such as: ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, teamwork, group development, technology, customer service and organizational development.

She said the primary target group of students for the MAOL is individuals with a bachelor’s degree who will be interested in pursuing graduate study in order to become better leaders within businesses or any other type of organization.

Cowherd said the degree will allow Campbellsville University and the School of Business and Economics to fully utilize the existing faculty pool and existing facilities.

She said the new program will utilize faculty from other disciplines (i.e. Christian Studies) within the university.

“Campbellsville University and the School of Business and Economics are excited about the opportunity to expand our outreach to students who are looking for advancement in their organizations but do not want to pursue a MBA,” Cowherd said.

Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, said, “I am happy that the School of Business and Economics at Campbellsville University is offering a solid option to the MBA. The new master’s in organizational leadership will provide a strong focus on ethics, leadership and people skills. The School of Business and Economics is committed to assisting busy adults reach their goal of being better prepared for today’s challenges in the workforce.”

Anyone interested in the new program, should contact Cowherd at 270-789-5281 or via e-mail at

Other master’s degrees offered at CU include: master of arts in social science; master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages; master of business administration; master of arts in education; master of arts in special education; Rank I;

Master of arts in music; master of music in church music; master of music in conducting; master of music in music education; master of music in performance; master of music in piano pedagogy;

Master of science in counseling; master of social work; and master of theology.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.

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