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The sentence: “Receive your Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University” is quite a mouthful. The buzzwords and catch phrases circulating in the academic (and business) world often feel like a maze of unnecessary jargon. In fact, these terms can be extremely helpful in being precise. Concordia University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration (OLA) is an excellent example of “buzzwords” that actually carry a great deal of meaning. So, what is the OLA program and why does it matter? The answer is right in its name. “Organizational” states where this degree is relevant (in… more >

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of year: the kids are crashing from a month-long sugar high, the days of the Christmas tree are numbered, and everyone is deciding on their New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions have become a great way to start fresh and commit to improving yourself. In the midst of deciding, it is easy to overlook your professional career. This year, make a New Year’s resolution to become an effective leader. If you hope to flourish in your professional and personal life, leadership is an invaluable skill. Confident leaders are essential for organizations, businesses, and governments to succeed. To… more >

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The majority of Americans are unsatisfied with their work. Why is this? Although most of us would like to be paid more, a vague desire to receive a bigger paycheck does not create direction. We are unsatisfied with work (and life overall) because we don’t know what we want. Humans are holistic creatures. The various and unique facets that make you YOU must be taken into account. People who are generally satisfied with life not only know themselves and their wants, they also act deliberately with that knowledge. Yet, many of us wander through life knowing that we want more out… more >

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Dr. Kenneth Harris wears many hats at Concordia University Wisconsin and beyond. He is the Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership Administration program, Department chair for Justice and Public Policy, and Chair on the JPP Advisory and OLA advisory councils. Outside of his work with Concordia, he serves at a Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Shift Commander. We caught up with Ken during his spare time to talk about his background, Concordia’s business school, and some student insight about the school’s offerings. Explain what you do for your role at CUW. With all of my Concordia University roles, I do… more >

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When thinking of intelligence, most individuals tend to picture something like IQ. While IQ can tell you a great deal about your ability to problem solve through learning, application, and logic, it does not paint a very accurate picture about your ability to succeed in complicated life circumstances. Simply put, emotional intelligence is your ability to understand and influence emotions, both in yourself and in others. It is a measurement of awareness. Numerous studies show that emotional intelligence is directly linked to strong performance. Thankfully, emotional intelligence can be learned (unlike IQ). Certain individuals may be more naturally predisposed to… more >

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Have you ever started a new position and felt that you’re just at entry level? Wish you had more knowledge to function at your highest capacity? Concordia University knows the key to learn how to function above entry level. Concordia University Online has launched a new, 100% free email mini-course titled, “How To Function Above Entry Level” taught by Dr. Ken Harris, Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration. The course consists of three parts that arrive daily to your inbox, each including a video, short essays, reflection worksheet, and interactive poll. The classes teach… more >

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Businesses, no matter the industry, should have an ethical and compassionate, analytical team builder and problem solver leading their company to success. These characteristics are exactly why having a leadership in your organization with a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration is crucial. This degree is a universal business degree that can develop professionals who are interested in improving more than just the bottom line. They care for the people, the business, the vision, and are proactively engaged with making the business a better business. Leadership Good leaders in the workplace are pivotal to the success of any… more >

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In this overly saturated marketplace, where information is only a google or a few clicks away, you can find many opportunities to further your education. As the world grows increasingly curious, the varying types, degrees, and even levels of education have become more accessible. Thinking of all the forms of education, the age old question remains as you try to find the degree that is “best” suited for you….How do you choose? How do you find your calling or your purpose in life? When it comes to business, many people assume the MBA is the gold standard. However, we want… more >

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We are so happy to announce that our Organizational Leadership and Administration Masters degree just got even better. Now, in just one year, you can earn your OLA and position yourself for upward mobility in a variety of fields. Whether your are an entrepreneur, employed by a large corporation, or just passionate about leadership, our new one year OLA is made for you. At Concordia University, we want to honor your unique calling in life. Our programs are Christ centered and encourage leaders to bring meaningful values and strong ethics into their workplace. Here are the details: 33 total credits… more >

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Not everyone has a clear idea of what educational path he or she wants to travel. Lucky for you, Concordia offers 100% online educational options including: single classes, certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and custom options. We have put together a helpful business eGuide to better illustrate what programs and options Concordia has to offer. With a variety of class formats, exceptional student support, individual focus and more, you can easily find your niche by learning online with Concordia University Wisconsin. Some of the questions the eGuide addresses: What programs do we offer? What classes will you take during your… more >

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