M.A. in Leadership

APU’s M.A. in Leadership program equips individuals with the leadership skills they need in the workplace, in their communities, and throughout their lives.

The Master of Arts in Leadership (available face to face and online) is an interdisciplinary degree that equips leaders with skills and tools that can be applied across a variety of vocations and fields. With a focus on character, creativity, curiosity, and innovation grounded in a framework of Christian values, you will explore what being a leader means to you, and how you can hone your skills to help others thrive.

 Throughout the program, you will:

  1. Discover various dimensions of leadership character as it pertains to the individual, team, and enterprise.
  2. Design strategic leadership initiatives through curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation.
  3. Develop relevant skills and tools needed to lead a changing leadership landscape with creativity and agility.
  4. Deliver innovative solutions to complex leadership and organizational challenges.

Requirements

Students pursuing the M.A. in Leadership must complete 30 units of coursework as well as a TEDx-style talk sharing learnings from their Leadership Experiment course. Up to 6 units of appropriate coursework may be transferred into the program by petition.

Core Courses
LDRS 511Exploration of Leadership Thought3
LDRS 512EQ I: Self-Leadership3
LDRS 523EQ 2: Relational Leadership3
LDRS 524Principles and Practices of Design Thinking3
LDRS 535Leading Dynamic Change3
LDRS 536Disruptors and Conflict3
LDRS 547Navigating Social Climates3
LDRS 548Strategic Foresight, Thinking, and Planning3
LDRS 559Curiosity to Inquiry3
LDRS 560Leadership Experiment3
Total Units30

Admission

University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Discover various dimensions of leadership character as it pertains to the individual, team, and enterprise.
  2. Design strategic leadership initiatives through curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation.
  3. Develop relevant skills and tools needed to lead a changing leadership landscape with creativity and agility.
  4. Deliver innovative solutions to complex leadership and organizational challenges.