Master of Arts in Management
Managers and future managers need highly developed skills and the confidence to lead, to launch and sustain successful careers. The Master of Arts in Management program emphasizes the leadership and communication skills required of effective managers.
This 16-month program is especially valuable for professionals who have been promoted from a technical or tactical position and need to learn how to develop, inspire and lead with authority, as well as for experienced managers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the human side of management. Students examine and develop their managerial and leadership skills through coursework and a self-directed learning plan. They select an organization (usually their workplace) in which to apply their new knowledge throughout their study and receive continuous feedback from University of Redlands faculty and their peers. This continuous, supportive environment is a great way to grow as a professional and the collective feedback from multiple perspectives enhances the experience of what it is really like to be part of a business enterprise.
Students in the MA in Management program emerge as confident leaders and compelling speakers. Throughout the program, students must demonstrate their ability to understand and analyze management and organizational challenges. Based on their analyses, students create possible solutions and evaluate the appropriateness of their recommendations. They analyze their experiences from each course and integrate their insights into a comprehensive final presentation which often serves as a proposal for a change in their workplace.
At the conclusion of the program, students reassess their managerial strengths and weaknesses and compare these results to initial assessments done when they entered the program. They reflect on their evolution as managers and develop new plans for continued personal growth and development.
The School of Business considers all aspects of your professional and educational background when reviewing your application for graduate studies. In addition to the required information on your application, we welcome supplemental material such as GMAT or other test scores, life and work experiences, and interviews and recommendations. Admission to the University as a degree candidate is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and all minimum standards have been met. A complete graduate application file will include:
- A completed, signed application, including essay,
- Official transcript(s) for each institution from which you earned a degree,
- Current resume.
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