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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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Creating Pathways for Judson College Students

5/12/2021

Carolina University is keen to serve current students and recent graduates of Judson College as they cope with the sad closure of Judson.  In this time of anxiety, Carolina University has an open door for students to transfer their credits in their program of study to graduate early and without debt. Carolina University’s average annual […]

Academic Spotlight: Data Science & Information System

5/4/2021

Faculty Spotlights in Data Science & Information Systems Author Dr. Jeong SihmAssistant Professor of MathSchool of Arts and Sciences New Faculty in Data Science and Information Systems.  We are delighted to announce that two new faculty will be joining the Data Science and Information Systems programs this summer. Please welcome Drs. Jones and Park to the […]

2021 Carolina University Commencement Highlights

4/29/2021

On April 24, 2021, Carolina University held its 74th Commencement Ceremony at Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. CU celebrated 130 graduates from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 due to COVID-19. Following the two ceremonies, CU hosted a beautiful reception at the Williams Gymnasium on campus for graduates and their families […]

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