Leadership Programs

UG

Undergraduate Certificate

The Leadership Certificate is a University-wide collaboration between academic departments and Student Life with the goal to prepare students for meaningful engagement in a global environment. It integrates knowledge and skills from students’ courses of study into a concentration focused on building capacities to influence their surroundings whether in the home, school, church or marketplace. Certificate graduates will learn to lead positive change and recognize their calling.

The certificate requires academic and co-curricular components that work together to develop leadership capacity.

11-12 Credits

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UG

Undergraduate Minor

The Leadership Certificate is a University-wide collaboration between academic departments and Student Life with the goal to prepare students for meaningful engagement in a global environment. It integrates knowledge and skills from students’ courses of study into a concentration focused on building capacities to influence their surroundings whether in the home, school, church or marketplace. Certificate graduates will learn to lead positive change and recognize their calling.

The certificate requires academic and co-curricular components that work together to develop leadership capacity.

20 Credits

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CERT

Leadership Certificate

The Graduate Leadership Certificate provides an opportunity for professionals from different fields and disciplines to develop and demonstrate competency in the following areas: leadership and the self, leadership with others, leadership in organizations and leadership in the global environment.

12 Credits

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MA

US Leadership MA

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). They have two options: 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 six 18-credit concentrations:

 

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.

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MA

UK Leadership MA
Newbold College

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 Bershire, United Kingdom. Designed to accomodate 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 Orientation to the program will be conducted from June 1-14, 2016. Applications are accepted now. For more information please click here.

36 Credits

MA

Brazil Leadership MA
UNASP (Portuguese)

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 third cohort started in 2014 and is currently completing the program. For more information please click here.

36 credits

MA

Leadership & Innovation

Due to the increasingly disruptive, dynamic contexts facing today’s leaders, Andrews University recognizes the need for new skills and new tools for inspiring and implementing change and innovation. Creativity comprises one salient way that humans reflect the image of their Creator, and through collaboration, such creativity can produce the innovation necessary to reinvent business enterprises, churches, communities, institutions, and society. Consequently, the Department of Leadership and Educational Administration (LEAD) now offers a concentration in creativity and innovation to enhance their MA in Leadership program.

EdS

Leadership EdS

The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program.

It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

36 Credits

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EdD

Leadership EdD

The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program.

It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

90 Credits

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PhD

Leadership PhD

The Leadership program represents a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program.

It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an EdS, EdD or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.

90 Credits

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Post-Doc

Leadership Postdoctorate Certificate

Postdoctoral certificate studies are arranged by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies. Individual requests may be granted by the Department of Leadership for scholarly pursuits in research, teaching, administration and/or practicums. Pursuit of specific areas of interest is determined on the basis of availability of senior faculty members. The total number of credits taken will be determined on an individual basis and will be reflected on the certificate in the form of self-directed studies, independent study, or formal courses. Postdoctoral scholars can attend selected courses in the department of leadership either for academic credit or on audit basis. The postdoctoral certificate experience at Andrews is typically funded entirely by the student and his or her sponsoring organization.

12-15 Credits

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