36 Credit Hours


The Master of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership is designed to prepare men and women for high-quality leadership in the community, local corporations, and local public safety professions.

Professionals with substantial track records in relevant work environments may qualify for waivers of some elective courses. Please speak with an advisor if you believe you should be eligible for waivers.

Students can pursue concentrations in the following areas (not all concentrations may be offered every year):

  • Business Analytics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Students with a background other than business (or a business-related field) may have to complete the 9 hours of prerequisites to the program. Any of these 3 courses may be waived based on appropriate undergraduate/graduate courses or professional background. Only courses with a C or above may be used for waiver purposes.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply both theoretical and practical business knowledge to better understand factors that are reshaping and redefining management in today's global marketplace
  • Utilize effective communication skills and research practices that are necessary for today's business environment
  • Apply leadership characteristics and management practices within intercultural workplaces
  • Integrate course-specific skills and knowledge while being able to identify ethical dilemmas and apply business practices to resolve those dilemmas
  • Leverage state-of-the-art technological tools to enhance business processes and deliver superior outcomes

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Degree Requirements

  • The maximum time limit to complete the program is four years or 150% of the credits, whichever the student reaches first.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed at CU.
  • Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
  • Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 36 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.


Professional [Waivable] (9 Credit Hours)

Professional Core (27 Credit Hours)

Concentration Courses (9 Credit Hours; Choose One Area)

Business Analytics

Human Resources Management



Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours