The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree (MOL) is an intensive, integrated learning experience that provides preparation for effective leadership in a rapidly changing, global marketplace.The Master of Organizational Leadership program aims to develop “no excuse making” leaders for new organizational models fit for the new world to: enhance prior leadership learning to achieve excellence in organizational leadership skills, develop leaders that welcome change rather than resist it and realize that people power, not robot power is the only long term choice in organizational leadership that is applied in decisions making. In so doing, students can implement better strategic solutions that reflect the demands of today’s dynamic environment. It is also aimed at building a cadre of strong, ethical and effective leaders in a post–modern context.
MOL Program Objectives
Students who successfully complete the MOL program will be able to:
1. Distinguish between multiple approaches to exercising leadership in order to harness collective talent and confront complex issues within organizations.
2. Interpret organizational dynamics, group dynamics and engage in systems thinking in order to promote the development of a learning organization capable of creating innovation, and adaptation.
3. Evaluate ethical issues and aid organizational members in creating ethical culture appropriate to the organizational and/or global arena that supports operating in environments of diversity, uncertainty and unpredictability.
4. Distinguish between the functions of authority or power and the understanding of leadership and be able to apply diverse leadership skills, utilize frameworks in order to serve organizational purposes.
5. Utilize emerging technology, presentation skills and communication both in face-to-face and virtual environments.
6. Utilize dialogue and other forms of inquiry with groups and teams in order to create collective problem solving and strategic plans.
7. Create frameworks to determine how decisions made might impact ethical culture, support sustainability practices and serve the organizational purpose.
8. Identify quality scholarship and research and demonstrate the potential application of emerging leadership theory and knowledge to real world scenarios and simulations.
9. Integrate knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines in order to utilize critical thinking, synthesize information, manage conflict, and create collective problem solving capacity.
MOL Program Graduation Requirements
To be eligible for the award of the degree Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) students must meet the following requirements.
1. Completion of the following courses:
- Communication Strategies
- Management Theory and Practice
- Human Capital Management
- Essence of Organizational Leadership
- Strategic Thinking
- Managing Organizational Resources
- Resource Mobilization
- IT as a Strategic Tool
- Ethics – Case Studies
- Systems Theory in Organizational Leadership
- Legal Aspects of Organizational Leadership
- Leadership Development
- Servant Leadership
- Strategic Leadership
- Transformational Leadership
Note: Students wishing to take the MOL must have done fundamentals of organizational leadership at undergraduate level (or equivalent) as it will be assumed that they possess this basic knowledge. If not, they will be required to do a leadership course at undergraduate level.
2. Completion of Business Ethics
3. Completion of Business Research Concepts
4. Completion of the MOL Research Project
5. Attend an Introduction to the Postgraduate program Seminar
6. Satisfactory attendance at Learning Team sessions