Centenary University introduces organizational leadership master’s program  

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A new Master of Arts in organizational leadership program will launch in the fall at Hackettstown-based Centenary University, according to a Monday announcement.

The new online program is relevant to a wide variety of fields, including business, health care, public administration and nonprofit organizations. The 30-credit degree is a part-time program that can be completed online in one year, with the option of customizing courses for asynchronous or synchronous learning — or a combination of both.

Cheryl Veronda, dean of the School of Business, Media and Writing, noted that effective leadership is a key predictor of organizational success.

“Developing leadership and management skills has a profound effect on organizations, as well as career trajectory,” Veronda said. “Graduates will be prepared to change and advance their careers.”

The Master of Arts in organizational leadership introduces students to practical tools and proven methods that are essential for effectively leading individuals, teams and organizations, as well as themselves. Faculty who are leadership experts will address current workplace issues, including change management, productivity and analytics to ensure organizational success in an ever-changing business environment.

Jeffrey Carter, associate professor of criminal justice and public administration, is the director of the new Master of Arts in organizational leadership. Carter said marketable leadership skills provide graduates with an edge in the job market: “Many organizations today are no longer willing or equipped to provide leadership training. Entering the workforce with these skills positions graduates ahead of others without these skills and makes them more appealing hires.”