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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.

Featured Degrees






Events for the Week 1/30 – 2/3


Take a look below at the events we have this week! We have Men’s Volleyball and Baseball having their Home Openers this week. Men’s Volleyball plays at 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 31st in the Williams Gymnasium. Baseball plays at 2pm this Friday Feb. 3rd at Mando Field. Mando Field: 299 Cemetery St Mocksville, NC 27028 We […]

Chapel Speaker for 1/27 – Kyle Mercer


Friday’s Chapel speaker is Kyle Mercer. Kyle grew up as a nominal Roman Catholic in Pittsburgh, PA. He became a Christian in high school when a friend explained the good news of what Jesus did for him in a way he could understand.  For the last 16 years, Kyle has been in full-time ministry. His […]

Events for the Week 1/23 – 1/28


Take a look at the Events for the Week as we have some exciting and fun activities for you to participate in.  We will have popcorn, snacks, and drinks for the Movie Night. Please follow @CUCAMPUS_LIFE on Instagram to vote for the movie you want to watch! In order to participate in the FIFA 23 Tournament, you must submit your […]

PhD in Leadership