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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 Administration, and Ministry Administration, and 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.

If you are thinking of earning an MA or PhD in Leadership, please contact the John Wesley School of Leadership at leadership@carolinau.edu today to schedule a time to talk with one of our advisors. Begin your leadership journey today!

Featured Degrees






12 Days of Giving Tuesday: MA Counseling


🎵 …And on the 7th day of giving, my CU gave to me…an MA in Counseling… 🎵 Happy Thanksgiving! We are incredibly thankful for each of you and your impact on Carolina University. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages and Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, […]

Carolina University Special on Triad Today


Dr. Charles Petitt, President, and Dr. Sandeep Gopalan, Executive VP for Academic Affairs & International, recently filmed a special with Jim Longworth of Triad Today entitled ‘A Salute to Carolina University’. This special will air Saturday, November 28th at 7:30am on abc45 and on Sunday, November 29th at 11am on MY48. Watch the special now:

12 Days of Giving Tuesday: MS Financial Planning


🎵 …And on the 6th day of giving, my CU gave to me…an MS in Financial Planning… 🎵 Lee Brown, CU Assistant Professor of Finance, shares the new program being offered at Carolina University for both on-campus and online students. The program successfully prepares students who seek to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) […]

PhD in Leadership