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John Wesley School of Leadership

Training 21st Century Leaders

There are thousands of books with the word “leader” in the title. Hundreds more are produced each year alongside articles and commentary.

The reason is simple – organizations, businesses, societies all need good leadership to successfully navigate in a highly uncertain environment.

The 21st century environment is characterized by disruption – caused by the mass movements of people, changing business practices, demographics, national and international conflicts, ideologies, and technology.

Here at CU, we are committed to training leaders for today’s complex and challenging organizational environments. Under the instruction of CU's highly skilled and credentialed faculty, our students examine contemporary leadership themes and principles — relating them to varied organizational contexts and putting them into practice. Whether you are interested in an MA in Leadership or a PhD in Leadership, you will find the John Wesley School of Leadership to be a highly flexible and affordable program of study. Our program allows for an anywhere, anytime approach to leadership study.

The John Wesley School of Leadership at Carolina University offers concentrations in Organizational Management, Educational Innovation, Criminal Justice, and Ministry Administration. In addition to these tracks, students are able to tailor their leadership studies to fit their disciplinary interests by pursuing their independent research in their chosen field. For instance, a candidate with significant work experience and passion for the health sciences may pursue a dissertation topic in the healthcare administration area. Similarly, a student with substantial military experience may pursue a dissertation topic in national security. Regardless of professional background or interests, students have the ability to work with world-leading faculty to hone their leadership expertise.

Aside from the dissertation, our students study subjects such as organizational change, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. Graduates from the John Wesley School of Leadership hold national and international positions in global organizations, military contexts, non-profits, health care, educational institutions, government agencies, churches, and para-church ministries.

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Carolina University End-Of-Fiscal-Year Newsletter

6/4/2021

WRAPPING 2020; COMING FALL 2021 What a year it has been! While 2020 had its complications with COVID-19 and shutdowns, it was also a year of triumphs and achievements. At Carolina University, we work steadfastly to persevere through the unknown, grow in our community, and develop a nurturing culture for our students, faculty, and staff. […]

Recovery of Labor Markets

6/3/2021

Dr.Hyunjyung OhAssistant ProfessorPatterson School of Business The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced employment 14 times as much as the one after the financial crisis in the late 2000s and accelerated income inequalities. Since the working-age employment rate was high across the OECD countries in 2019 even as immigration soared and minimum wages rose, and the labor […]

The Value of the Profession of Sociology

5/24/2021

Dr. Nicole OehmenDirector and Assistant Professor of SociologySchool of Arts and Sciences I was reminded, after re-reading it in the text I assigned to my Law and Society class last session (Invitation to Law and Society: An Introduction to Real Law by Kitty Calavita) and after falling into the Dan River on a kayaking trip with […]

PhD in Leadership