Masters Leadership Program

The 36-credit Masters of Arts in Leadership prepares emerging and experienced professionals for today's demanding challenges of leadership in nonprofit or for-profit environments. Designed around a distance-delivery model, this MA can be taken on-campus or at a distance. This MA program integrates well with other leadership programs in the department or the university and serves as a bridge to both the undergraduate leadership program and the doctoral leadership program.

Participants pursuing an MA in Leadership work with advisors to develop an individualized Leadership and Learning Plan (LLP). Two options are available: the job-embedded MA design or the “core + concentration” MA design. Both designs require 36 credits and the completion of a portfolio and research work.

Concentration Design (18+18 credits)

The “core + concentration” design allows individuals to work at their own pace to develop specific competencies aligned with their area of concentration and specific areas of leadership development. Participants work with advisors to develop a course plan in one of four 18-credit concentrations:

    MA Leadership, Organizational Leadership Concentration 

    MA Leadership, Creativity & Innovation Concentration

    MA Leadership, Higher Educational Leadership Concentration

    MA Leadership, K12 School Leadership Concentration


Job-Embedded Design (36 credits)

The job-embedded design is created with an official Andrews University partner organization to attract a cohort of professionals that want to work together to acquire a set of competencies useful for their organization or region. Competencies are developed and documented in a portfolio and presented to a faculty panel. The MA Leadership programs in England and in Brazil follow this program design.

    To view program details in the 2020-2021 Bulletin please click here




UK Leadership MA  Newbold College Brazil Leadership MA UNASP (Portuguese)

This cohort-based program sponsored by the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists is offered in English through our partner site at Newbold College in Bracknell, in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Designed to accommodate the need of mid-career professionals in Europe participants in this flexible program develop 7 core competencies and 3 self-chosen competencies. Participants also complete a substantial field-research project intended to develop information for critical decision making and strategy development.

The program is ideal for those in full-time professional employment, including pastors, church administrators, business managers, educational leaders, and more. It can be completed part-time across a three-year period, with intensive sessions which will be accompanied throughout the year by a range of flexible online interactions and with a face-to-face learning group. The next cohort orientation is scheduled for June 2019. Applications are accepted now. 

36 Credits

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This cohort-based program sponsored by the South-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists is offered in Portuguese through our partner site at the Adventist University Center of Sao Paulo in Engenheiro Coelho (UNASP), in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The program is competency-based and is conducted in five intensive sessions. It is designed to be completed in two and a half years. The next cohort starts in June 2019. Applications are currently accepted. 

36 credits

For more information, contact Leadership Department.