Last week, the University of Redlands School of Business launched its first program—the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (M.S.O.L.)—on the U of R Marin campus. The first cohort includes 16 students representing a variety of professional backgrounds.
“We’ve encountered a lot of enthusiasm for our emphasis on purposeful leadership,” says Senecal Endowed Dean of the School of Business Tom Horan. “And, we’re looking forward to spreading the word about the University of Redlands in the Northern California community. In fact, we have a Marin Purposeful Leader Forum coming up (on March 28), and it is about to sell out.”
The M.S.O.L. program focuses on two overlapping themes: the need to develop leaders with critical 21st century business skills and the importance of purposeful leadership that implements these skills at the individual, group, organizational, and societal levels. As in the U of R School of Business programs at its other locations—Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County, and Temecula—classes are held one night a week to cater to the needs of working professionals.
The U of R Marin campus was created last July, with the merger between the University and the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS)
Students in SFTS, now part of the U of R Graduate School of Theology, can also enroll in M.S.O.L. courses to develop the business skills that could be applied in leading a religious or mission-driven organization.
In September, the School of Business will launch its second program—a Bachelor of Science degree—on the Northern California campus. Similar to the M.S.O.L., classes will be held at times that dovetail with the needs of those with full-time jobs.