MAs in Leadership

Compare 25 MA Programs in Leadership

Leadership

Integrating research and knowledge from communication, social science, arts, and the humanities provides students with an advanced degree useful to leaders in various types of organizations. Developing effective strategies create vision needed to be an effective leader.

What is an MA in Leadership? The Master of Arts (MA) degree establishes creative innovation through dynamic approaches to leadership and learning. It offers a unique flexibility by focusing on bringing practice and theory together to meet professional and academic goals. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary nature of it allows a focus centered on equipping individuals with the requisite skills needed for their profession, community, and personal lives.

The benefits include being prepared to be leaders in the current rapidly changing multicultural world by modeling the process of leadership development. Incorporating comprehensive course content into strategic and individual development emphasizes strong ethics and key organizational skills.

The base costs of the MA program vary widely, so students are encouraged to research those that most directly align with their career and educational goals. Some institutions participate in tuition savings options.

This curriculum qualifies students for leadership posts in mentoring, education, business, and consulting. In particular, many gain employment upon graduation as executives, administrators, coaches, instructors, and consultants in for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Advanced degree programs are available on-campus and online. Online programs are available to international students regardless of their particular location, providing they have access to the Internet. The diversity of students provides exposure to myriad problems and solutions, as well as unique and challenging ways to expand their repertoire of expertise and skills. The MA program enables students to learn leadership theory and best practices while they reflect on their assumptions, beliefs, and abilities required to shape themselves into leaders of the future.

Students intending to pursue a degree in leadership should investigate options and decide on a program that challenges them to develop and inspire their style to be a change-maker in the workplace, the community, and the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Leadership & Management

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin + 2 more

As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills. [+]

Enhance your career at your own pace – anytime, anywhere

An IUBH M.A. in Leadership and Management is the ideal launch pad to an international management career.

As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Facts & Figures 4 study models - endless opportunities On campus Study at the very heart of Europe and experience Germany’s rich and vibrant lifestyle! Your studies in the programme are highly practice-oriented and give you the business knowledge that you'll need as a future manager in two or three semesters. Smart Entry Our Smart Entry option offers you the best of both worlds - start online from wherever you are and move on to study in Germany when it suits you. more Study & Work Within this programme, you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. For a charge, we can support you find an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. more Online The online study experience at IUBH includes a virtual campus with digital course material, self-tests, live and recorded online tutorials, vodcasts, podcasts and much more. more Multi-Campus One study programme, three cities, countless experiences In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef. Your advantages Gain... [-]

Masters in Administrative Science (MAS)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 30 hours September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates.

The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback.

Program Highlights A 30-credit program. An opportunity to begin the program at any one of three entry points during the year: September, January, May. Small classes offered and class times will vary. Entry Requirements Graduated from a 4-year bachelor’s degree program or equivalent. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in their undergraduate studies. Two (2) letters of recommendation Personal statement of purpose Demonstrate efficiency in communication of the English Language (for international students whose first language is not English). This can be accomplished through one of the following: Achieving a TOEFL iBT 79 or higher Achieving an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher Degree Requirements At least 21 credits must be completed at FDU. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.75 for the current trimester and keep a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students who receive two or more C grades will be warned, and if evidence of definite improvement in their academic performance does not ensue, they will be put on academic probation or be asked to withdraw from the graduate study. All... [-]

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time October 2018 USA Bethany

TGI offers the first and only Master of Arts in Leadership in Connecticut. Our unique program approaches leadership as both an art and a science. [+]

Overview

TGI offers the first and only Master of Arts in Leadership in Connecticut. Our unique program approaches leadership as both an art and a science.

The faculty for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) was assembled to provide the most diverse and stimulating developmental experience possible. includes advisors to some of the world’s largest companies - as well as some of the most famous start-ups. The faculty also includes academicians and researchers. Together, they work with TGI students to help each student identify, define, and achieve their vision of leadership—in the community, on the job, or even at home.

Students design and execute individualized “breakthrough” projects, often with astounding results. Past projects have included establishing a network of healthcare clinics in Haiti, founding a not-for-profit insurance company with a charitable aim, creating partnerships and alliances among local educational districts and state agencies, and a number of other initiatives that have generated revenues and cost savings in the millions of dollars.... [-]


Master of Arts in Leadership (Online)

University of Jamestown
Online Part time September 2018 USA Jamestown

The Master of Arts in Leadership program gives leaders ethical and practical leadership skills for businesses and non-profit organizations to thrive in the 21st century. [+]

The Master of Arts in Leadership program gives leaders ethical and practical leadership skills for businesses and non-profit organizations to thrive in the 21st century.

Great leadership is absolutely necessary for businesses and non-profit organizations to thrive in the early 21st Century; unfortunately, it is also one of the most elusive and challenging attributes for most organizations to foster in their employees and volunteers. Based in a philosophy of servant leadership that seeks to transform organizations, the University of Jamestown’s leadership program is designed to give emerging leaders the theoretical background and practical skills needed to help businesses and non-profits navigate a world that gets more complicated on a daily basis. We nurture leaders who understand how to work in an increasingly diverse and global society, know how crucial ethical leadership is to any organization, and have outstanding communication skills. Our students learn to be problem-solvers who get the importance of the “human side” of organizations and the need to balance that side with the quantitative side of an organization.... [-]


MSc in Management and Leadership

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow. [+]

Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow.

We present this approach to our students, so they can cope with all areas of business management, and turn into true leaders of enterprises, all on a professional level.

THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO

are creative, good problem solvers, aiming for innovation, and ready to face challenges. We are looking forward to the application of those who are persistent, committed, and cooperative while working in groups.

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Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time August 2018 USA Topeka

Earning a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership is your next step in furthering your career and differentiating yourself from your peers. You’ll understand not only how to adapt to a changing global workforce but also how to leverage these changes into innovative ideas and solutions. [+]

At Washburn University, our goal is to help you become your best self. The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership helps you become a collaborative and innovative leader who demonstrates effective communication skills, self-awareness, and strategic thinking. The program is built on the knowledge that excellent communication is the foundation of extraordinary leadership. The courses will provide you the knowledge, skills, and experiences for continuous self and system improvement. Earning a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership is your next step in furthering your career and differentiating yourself from your peers. You’ll understand not only how to adapt to a changing global workforce but also how to leverage these changes into innovative ideas and solutions. The 30 graduate credit hour, interdisciplinary program is designed for working professionals. The eight-week courses are delivered entirely online using a highly interactive and intuitive learning management and video conference system. As an online student, you truly get the best of both worlds - a dynamic online learning experience grounded in the more than 150-year history and tradition of excellence at Washburn University.... [-]


M.A. in Christian Leadership

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is a unique multidisciplinary program designed for those who desire to lead as Christians across a variety of church, ministry and other settings. [+]

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is a unique multidisciplinary program designed for those who desire to lead as Christians across a variety of church, ministry and other settings.

Offered by the Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, this Christian leadership degree program equips you academically, spiritually and professionally to navigate the challenges of 21st century leadership. Enhance your administrative skills and knowledge. Transform your church or local community by developing effectiveness as a corporate or community leader. Step into the Grand Canyon Theological Seminary and learn the Christian leadership development practices necessary to guide others with wisdom in church and community contexts.... [-]


Master in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) consists of 30 credits. The program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their study. [+]

Leadership is the essential resource for creating and sustaining organizations, communities, and societies. The primary goal of the O&L MA program is to bring before students a continuum of new knowledge and understanding that reflects current theories, research, and innovative practices. The Organization and Leadership Master’s program is composed of a diverse and unique faculty that draws upon a common ethic to teach and live leadership through commitment, academic excellence, and innovative practice.

The Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership (O&L) consists of 30 credits. The program gives students the opportunity to work with a diverse and unique faculty and focus their study.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna USA Washington + 2 more

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. [+]

Students enrolled in the two-year MA program can elect to spend either their first or second year at SAIS Europe or both years in Washington, DC. Approximately half of the Johns Hopkins SAIS class choose to begin the program in Bologna. Students at SAIS Europe may pursue any of the academic program concentrations or economics specializations offered within the MA. Those interested in concentrations requiring proficiency in languages other than the eight offered at SAIS Europe must first speak with the relevant academic program director.

Overview

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses (worth a total of 32 credits). They may also affiliate themselves with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Students complete the program in one academic year while on leave, sabbatical or seeking employment post-degree.... [-]


MA in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. [+]

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. To be an effective leader in diversity and inclusion, you must understand the social contexts and psychological processes that result in implicit bias, discrimination, and marginalization. Illustration of diverse people with talk bubbles.

Organizations are increasingly creating roles such as chief diversity officers, diversity managers, consultants, educational administrators, human resources, and/or college admissions professionals that can transform their communities. At Tufts, you’ll become the strong, informed, skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Leadership Studies

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

This program is designed for candidates who seek to create innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership. This master's degree offers a unique degree of freedom and flexibility in how one seeks this degree. Students are invited to examine, reflect, and act on passionate concerns, working closely with faculty and fellow students, to bring theory and practice together to meet academic and professional goals. [+]

This program is designed for candidates who seek to create innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership. This master's degree offers a unique degree of freedom and flexibility in how one seeks this degree. Students are invited to examine, reflect, and act on passionate concerns, working closely with faculty and fellow students, to bring theory and practice together to meet academic and professional goals.

Areas of specialization include Organizational Leadership/Consulting or Coaching. Students are also permitted to craft an individualized specialization using courses from Leadership Studies and other SOLES programs. Courses may also be selected from USD’s graduate programs with approval of the advisor and program administrator.... [-]


Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Africa International University
Campus Part time May 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The objective of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program is to provide an interactive educational experience which results in a qualitative change in the leader’s life, relationships, and leadership practices. [+]

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The objective of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program is to provide an interactive educational experience which results in a qualitative change in the leader’s life, relationships, and leadership practices.

It focuses on the specific needs and issues facing Christian leaders in organizations serving in Africa.

Some topics addressed by the MA Program are:

Servant leadership, Wise stewardship of human resources, Financial management, Assessment of the cultural and economic realities of the region where the leader serves. Strategic management in a world that is in constant change.

Admission requirements Recognized Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Post-Bachelors Leadership Experience. Mode of delivery ... [-]

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)

Pan Africa Christian University
Online Campus Full time 27 months January 2019 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online + 2 more

The Master of Arts in Leadership is intentional at equipping students & professionals with leadership competencies for effectiveness in leading teams and organizations through enhanced commitment, capability and practical effectiveness in any of three specialty areas, namely: 1. Business & Entrepreneurship, 2. Christian Ministry, 3. Education. [+]

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) INTRODUCTION

The Master of Arts in Leadership is intentional at equipping students & professionals with leadership competencies for effectiveness in leading teams and organizations through enhanced commitment, capability and practical effectiveness in any of three specialty areas, namely:

Business & Entrepreneurship Christian Ministry, Education. OBJECTIVES Understanding Leadership and its personal & corporate challenges in a world of shared power and multiple organizational levels Appreciate leadership as the establishment of mission, vision and core values that are expressed through service. Development of a personal value-based biblical foundation for practical and moral evaluation of society, the church, and organizational change. Acquire skills in the formation, direction, motivation, and evaluation of individual and team activities Apply Leadership principles. PROGRAM INFORMATION ... [-]

MA in Cultural Leadership (research master)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's track Cultural Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. The Master's track is innovative and prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments. It offers new methods and tools to help rethink and restructure the cultural field. It has a dual character and combines theoretical, object-oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with cultural institutions. [+]

Would you like to contribute to setting the agenda on how to carry culture into the future and to safeguard our cultural legacy for future generations? Then the Cultural Leadership Research Master's track may be for you.

Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education in the public realm as well as across generations is, therefore, a key responsibility for a sustainable society. Nowadays culture has to be negotiated in a society shaped by digitisation and new media, ethnic and cultural diversity, changing audiences and economic circumstances, dwindling public funds, and a loss of shared historical awareness. The mission of this new Master's track is to educate future leaders in the cultural domain, both national and international, to equip them with essential scholarly expertise and analytical and strategic skills, thereby enabling them to carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner.... [-]


Master of Arts in Global Leadership

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 13 - 24 months September 2018 Canada Victoria

Do you have a passion for working in a cross-cultural context as a global leader and thinker? The two-year blended MA in Global Leadership program addresses the need in society to educate and develop professionals and business leaders in both the private and public sector to be capable of working in global or multicultural contexts. The globally minded professional and business leader is capable of thinking systemically and communicating with diverse peoples across a multi-cultural context. The global-minded leader possesses comprehensive knowledge of the social-political and economic dynamics that drive the global world, is anchored in a core set of values that respects all people regardless of race, religion, gender, age, socio-economic status, class, geography, etc., and is capable of self-growth, self-awareness, resiliency and adaptability. [+]

Overview

The MA in Global Leadership (MAGL) is a 36-credit program comprised of online learning and intensive on-campus residencies designed to build and enhance globally minded leadership and management capabilities. The MAGL program is typically offered as a 24-month program; however, students can also choose a 13-month intensive option in which they double the number of courses taken at a time allowing them to complete their program in close to half of the time.

Specific topics covered in the program include:

the competencies of global leadership as foundational knowledge for all professionals and business executives working in an international context or having global purposes, drivers of global change and how to respond to them the socio-political and economic analysis in the global context, social purpose organizational dynamics and performance, models of community development how to manage conflict and tensions across multi-cultural contexts, strategic analysis and decision making, intercultural communication and skill building, personal resiliency and adaptability. project management and evaluation, and, stakeholder analysis, and authentic collaboration. ... [-]