MAs in Leadership

Compare 28 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 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 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.... [-]


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 experience No 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 February 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 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 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).... [-]


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 Communication and Leadership

Washburn University
Campus or 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.... [-]


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 ... [-]

Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Brattleboro Washington DC + 2 more

Design your own interdisciplinary graduate degree program to fit your career objectives. [+]

Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management (Self-Designed)

Design your own interdisciplinary graduate degree program to fit your career objectives SIT’s flexible, self-designed master’s degree program allows students to gain exposure to several different degree fields or receive targeted professional training.In close consultation with faculty advisors, students design their curriculum by drawing on the array of resources and course options offered each term by SIT Graduate Institute, including courses offered through the following degree programs:

Conflict Transformation International Education Sustainable Development

The self-designed program incorporates multidisciplinary coursework and experience in the field. Graduates are prepared for positions in a host of professional venues, including international organizations and NGOs, educational institutions, the media, the private sector, and government.... [-]


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. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Africa International University
Campus Part time May 2018 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 ... [-]

Webster MA in Management & Leadership in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 36 months August 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

Make your move with a graduate business degree from Webster University Geneva. Our programs develop your business knowledge and strengthen specific capabilities — opening the door to senior positions and new opportunities worldwide. Go to program page:http://www.webster.ch/academics/graduate/managementandleadership/ [+]

www.webster.ch/ml

Gain practical management and business skills with a Masters in Management and Leadership – the only program in the Geneva area to combine these two essential facets of effective management and leadership.

A management degree with a business perspective

Through shared courses with theMBA program, you will learn core business functional skills. Ourexpert professorswill also give you tools and techniques for leading, motivating, and managing groups and teams.

You will gain practical experience and insights from their extensive management experience, as well as through current case studies, prominent guest speakers, and projects based on real business situations.... [-]


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 a 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 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 (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.... [-]


Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. [+]

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport.

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.

Course Content

Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment ad current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. ... [-]