MAs in Leadership

Compare 26 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 Leadership And Management

IUBH Fernstudium
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Bad Honnef + 1 more

As the first and so far only German Fernhochschule we offer you in English-only online distance learning Leadership and management specific content that you prepare for strategic and operative tasks in the leadership and as a leader and change management at the international level. Already after one year to the recognized degree! [+]

Master Leadership and Management

As the first and so far only German Fernhochschule we offer you in English-only online distance learning Leadership and management specific content that you prepare for strategic and operative tasks in the leadership and as a leader and change management at the international level. Already after one year to the recognized degree!

We attach particular importance to a high flexibility, excellent quality, a strong practical orientation and an array of services and innovation that make you studying easier. Our tutors ensure that your questions are answered and your studies go around.

All students who enroll, will also receive an iPad Mini Retina *. Thus you have your scripts, instructional videos, and podcasts always. * Action dependent on the period, see www.iubh-fernstudium.de/iPad Facts about the distance learning Master (MA) Leadership and Management Degree: Master of Arts (MA) Duration of study: either 2, 3 or 4 semesters Language: English CREDITS: 60 ECTS TESTS: 2-3 exams each semester to store our study centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland or worldwide through 130 Goethe Institutes. Even purely online based possible! SAMPLE PROGRAM: free 4 week trial EXTENSION: free of charge ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A completed, undergraduate degree with min. 180 ECTS by a state or state-recognized college / university and a final grade at least "satisfactory" is. Proof of min. one year relevant work experience Proof of English proficiency for non-native speakers: TOEFL (min 80 out of 100 points.) Or IELTS (min 6 of 9 points.) Access Options (depending on qualifications):... [-]

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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MA in Transformative Leadership (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Transformative Leadership MA is a uniquely innovative distance-learning program that integrates extensive practical skills with deep self-reflection and an emphasis on creative action in the world. [+]

Transformative Leadership Master's Program

The Transformative Leadership (TLD) MA is a uniquely innovative distance-learning program that integrates extensive practical skills with deep self-reflection and an emphasis on creative action in the world.

The program prepares students to embody leadership and mobilize their creativity in many different ways–whether in organizations, social movements, or in a range of activities requiring personal initiative and dedication to making a difference. Drawing on leading-edge research, the arts, and the great spiritual traditions, the program offers students the opportunity and tools to reflect on what really matters, explore how to lead a more meaningful life, and develop the skills and wisdom to take action in the world. Our students gain the ability to actively create their leadership style, assess their strengths and weaknesses, engage in an ongoing process of learning and development, and articulate their leadership philosophy.... [-]


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 Leadership in Development Finance-Online (MA)

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Online Part time 18 - 24 months

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance (MA) - online is a part-time programme and runs for three semesters. The programme seeks to equip (future) leaders in the development finance sphere with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to succeed in management & leadership positions.

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The Master of Leadership in Development Finance-Online is a part-time programme and runs for 18-24 months. Our Master Programme is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development. You’re the ideal candidate for the Leadership in Development Finance Master if:

You’re a professional already working for a (micro)financial service institution, an NGO, an International Organization such as the UN, an International Financial Institution (WorldBank, EBRD, EIB, KfW, ADB etc), a Central Bank or Regulator, private sector organizations – or you have career aspirations to work there. You want to climb the career ladder in your organization You wish to follow a high class, accredited programme besides a full-time job, combining daily work with professional development You’re ready to make a real change for the economies of developing countries You want to have the advantages of studying at home while enjoying the benefits of an international classroom Programme Highlights 18 - 24 months / part-time programme Online programme that gives you an internationally recognized academic degree Networking possibilities through forum and social media closed groups Flexibility to study wherever you are International class with students from all over the world High practice relevance combined with academic excellence ... [-]

MA Leadership & Management ONLINE

IUBH Campus Studies (for NON-EU students)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Bad Honnef + 1 more

The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. [+]

Kick-start Your Career

The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. 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.

The ONLINE experienceNo need to put your career on hold for 1 year or more to do a Master's degree: This innovative version of the MA programme brings a much-needed flexibility to your study schedule, thus allowing you to benefit from both online and campus interaction.This is how it works: after the first mandatory online semester, you take your studies to Berlin, Germany’s hot spot n° 1 and the leading European city in terms of innovation and start-ups. On our recently opened Campus Berlin you will study in state-of-the-art classrooms, network with other international students and dive into the local culture of one of Germany’s most exciting cities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Governance and Leadership (MA GL)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months September 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The rationale behind establishing the Master of Arts Programme in Governance and Leadership is based on the environing political and economic crises in Tanzania in particular and Africa in general, which are indicative of the lack governance and leadership skills herein. [+]

The rationale behind establishing the Master of Arts Program in Governance and Leadership is based on the environing political and economic crises in Tanzania in particular and Africa in general, which are indicative of the lack governance and leadership skills herein. The recurrence of intra- and inter-ethnic clashes, clashes within the communities and political organizations, cases of graft and corruption, and mismanagement of public resources have been very rampant. The Department, therefore, finds it imperative to intervene and contribute to alleviating those sociopolitical and economic anomalies in terms of research and training by offering a Master of Arts program in Governance and Leadership (MAGL).... [-]


M.A. in Organizational Leadership – Human Resources

Claremont Lincoln University
Online Full time Part time 15 - 30 months July 2018 USA Claremont + 1 more

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resources concentration is designed to enhance the HR management and general leadership skills of human resource professionals. The purpose of the program is to equip students to become strategic partners in both for-profit and non-profit settings through the development of interpersonal competencies, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning as well as through the evaluation and analysis of the complex laws, policies, and organizational practices which govern and influence successful leadership in HR management. [+]

Create Successful Leadership in HR Management

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resources concentration is designed to enhance the HR management and general leadership skills of human resource professionals. The purpose of the program is to equip students to become strategic partners in both for-profit and non-profit settings through the development of interpersonal competencies, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning as well as through the evaluation and analysis of the complex laws, policies, and organizational practices which govern and influence successful leadership in HR management.

A distinctive of our program is its holistic approach, considering multiple disciplinary perspectives as well as analyzing past and present critical issues alongside future possibilities for human resources in business settings. Through peer-to-peer exchanges in the online courses, active participation in online discussion forums, HR case studies, and critical dialogue and debate with instructors, students are prepared to create sustainable and positive change as human resource professionals.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.

CORE SUBJECTS ... [-]

M.A. Leadership & Management

IUBH Dublin Campus
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Ireland Dublin + 2 more

An IUBH M.A. in Leadership and Management is the ideal launch pad for an international management career. [+]

Enhance your career at your own pace – anytime, anywhere

An IUBH M.A. in Leadership and Management is the ideal launch pad for 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 DEGREE: Master of Arts (M.A.) TYPE OF STUDY: full-time or part-time* STUDY MODEL: on Campus or Study & Work* or smart entry or online CREDITS: 60 ECTS DURATION 2 semesters (full-time) 3 or 4 semesters (part-time*) 3 semesters (Study & Work*) LANGUAGE: English CAMPUS on campus: Berlin, Dublin smart entry: Berlin, Dublin online: anywhere INTAKE on campus: Spring & Autumn smart entry: anytime online: anytime 4 study models - endless opportunities ... [-]

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 (MA)

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