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Leadership

MA degrees offered in Traditional and Online formats

If you believe that you would like to lead through organizational changes that occur during the natural course of business, a leadership degree will position you for success.

The master of arts (MA) in leadership degree program at Lindenwood University is specifically designed for people like you who already have an undergraduate degree and would like to enter a graduate program that will allow them to take a leadership role in a company, organization or in the U.S. armed forces.

When you earn a leadership degree from Lindenwood University, you will be well-positioned for leadership roles. If you plan to lead a large or small organization as a part of your career goals, a leadership master’s degree would help you develop your career and leverage better placement as a member of management or executive management.

The leadership MA program will teach you essential skills including organizational communications, financial policy, personnel law, business operations and organizational change and development courses. If you believe that you would like to lead through organizational changes that occur during the natural course of business, a leadership degree will position you for success.

This program, which is sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management, has been primarily designed for:

  • Men and women who have been working for years and would like earn an advanced graduate degree in Leadership. This degree will prepare them for higher corporate responsibilities in their organization.
  • Business students who want to immediately begin their Leadership graduate degree after completing a degree or concentration in undergraduate business studies.
  • Industry professionals, company executives, and entrepreneurs who would like to keep current on business trends in the global market.
  • International students who would like to enroll in a master’s of arts program that is specifically focused on leadership, as opposed to earning a general MBA degree.

Earning a Master of Arts in Leadership Degree at Lindenwood University

This degree requires at least 36 credit hours and operates on a five-term calendar. You must have a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The program’s prerequisites are determined depending on each student’s educational background. If your bachelor degree is not in business, or if it didn’t contain similar coursework, then foundation courses may be necessary. Ten courses are required of all students as well as two elective courses A full list of courses is available in our graduate catalog.

Business Administration Faculty at Lindenwood University

Courses are taught by professors in Lindenwood University’s Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship, which is a part of the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs. They are degreed educators and business professionals who know their subjects and have the experience to back up that knowledge. It is knowledge they will pass on to you.

What Can I Do With a Leadership Degree From Lindenwood University?

The graduates of the MA in leadership program often work at consulting firms, in the human resources field, in higher education, in training and development departments and in healthcare organizations. A master’s in Leadership is also helpful for those who are in project management, employee relations and career counseling. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource to help you decide which career path to take.

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