Housed in the Department of Leadership Studies, the Geneva College Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) Program is a pedagogically innovative graduate program that provides a practical blend of theory and field-based application. The curriculum for the program was developed by conducting field-based research among various area for profit and nonprofit organizations and through the input received from several noted leadership studies scholars.
At the core of the MSOL program is the belief that the concept of leadership must be re-conceptualized and applied in unique and innovative ways in order to meet the requirements of today's rapidly changing and complex organizations. This approach is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing upon the social sciences and organizational studies to develop the program's theoretical framework. In addition, the content flows directly out of Geneva's Mission Statement which is centered on developing servant-leaders. By delivering a biblically-based program focusing on this concept, students have the potential to impact leadership in a variety of organizations throughout the region.
The MSOL program is designed to meet the unique academic and professional needs of working adults. This concept of adult education utilizes a cohort model in which an average of 15 students begin the program together and take each course as a group according to the curriculum that is outlined on this Web site. Students can complete their master's degree within two years, meeting one night each week at convenient class locations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.