Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership

Top 38 MA Programs in Leadership 2017

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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

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MA Leadership: Higher Education

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2  October 2017 USA Chicago

Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. MA Leadership: Higher Education Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. This program will show you how to maintain an organic and flexible form of leadership that will help you navigate a fast-paced and increasingly global education landscape. You will graduate with improved confidence in your role, as well as new strategic foresight that will help you succeed as a leader. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

MA Cultural Leadership (research master)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's track Cultural Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. The Master's track is innovative and prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments. It offers new methods and tools to help rethink and restructure the cultural field. It has a dual character and combines theoretical, object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions. [+]

Would you like to contribute to setting the agenda on how to carry culture into the future and to safeguard our cultural legacy for future generations? Then the Cultural Leadership Research Master's track may be for you. Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education in the public realm as well as across generations is therefore a key responsibility for a sustainable society. Nowadays culture has to be negotiated in a society shaped by digitisation and new media, ethnic and cultural diversity, changing audiences and economic circumstances, dwindling public funds, and a loss of shared historical awareness. The mission of this new Master's track is to educate future leaders in the cultural domain, both national and international, to equip them with essential scholarly expertise and analytical and strategic skills, thereby enabling them to carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner. The Master's track: is innovative: it prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments; it offers new methods and tools (e.g., hands-on history, digital curating) to help rethink and restructure the cultural field; has a dual character: it combines theoretical and object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions; has a well-defined aim: this Master's track equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. 1st year In their first year students do course work. In the first semester they choose two disciplinary electives (depending on their BA-degree) and follow the Introduction to Cultural Leadership I and II courses. The second semester is a joint semester together with students from Roma Tre University. The first block (approximately January-March) is taught in Groningen, the second block (approximately April-June) in Rome, and includes a ten-day Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). 2nd year In their second year students do a research trainee-ship and write their thesis. In the third semester students design their thesis research and start their six-month research trainee-ship with a cultural institution (in the Netherlands or abroad). In January they will participate in a ten-day Winter School in Groningen related to their thesis research carried out at their host institution. In the fourth semester they finish their trainee-ship and write their thesis. [-]

MA Leadership & Management ONLINE

IUBH School of Business and Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Open Enrolment Germany Berlin

The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. Kick-start Your Career The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The ONLINE experience No need to put your career on hold for 1 year or more to do a Master's degree: This innovative version of the MA programme brings a much needed flexibility to your study schedule, thus allowing you to benefit from both online and campus interaction. This is how it works: after the first mandatory online semester, you take your studies to Berlin, Germany’s hot spot n° 1 and the leading European city in terms of innovation and start-ups. On our recently opened Campus Berlin you will study in state-of-the-art classrooms, network with other international students and dive into the local culture of one of Germany’s most exciting cities. An Intelligent Step in Your Personal Career Strategy You want to take your career to the next level, but you are reluctant to put your already promising position on hold for 1 year or more? This is exactly what our Online study model is offering. So make the smart choice, earn a top-ranked Master of Arts, and become a thought leader in your industry. Online learning The highly interactive online courses are taught via case studies, group projects and online seminars. Online courses give participants the chance to read, research, and work on assignments at their leisure, from any location, at any time. After the first online study semester you switch to our campus in Berlin and finalise your studies in Germany’s exciting capital. On campus learning Dive into the local culture and take advantage of all the opportunities that Europe’s new start-up Capital has to offer. Berlin is Germany's Hot Spot No.1: international, intercultural and the leading German city in terms of innovation and contemporary culture. Exchange with your fellow international students, build your career network, and experience on-campus and off-campus life in Germany’s most exciting city. Facts & Figures Master Leadership & Management ONLINE· 60 ECTS Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Duration of study: 2 semesters ECTS-Credits: 60 Studies: full-time Language of instruction: English Study model: Semester 1: Online | Semester 2: On campus Campus: Berlin Start: from October 2016, anytime Order of Study Choose an elective for your Master Leadership and Management Shape the trajectory of your career by choosing between (second semester): Negotiation Managerial Economics Business German Unique programme features Maximum flexibility One semester online + one semester on campus Start your ONLINE studies right away (online), and from the comfort of your own home. Continue on campus with the second semester and get all the benefits of face-to-face learning. Post-study work option: 18 months Skilled professionals are in very high demand in Germany, which creates extensive career opportunities for you. International graduates who have spent their last semester in Germany are automatically granted a job-search visa of up to 18 months. Exciting city, up-to-date campus Study at the very heart of Europe and experience Berlin‘s rich and vibrant lifestyle! Home to a lively multicultural community, students will not have to look far to find like-minded friends, whatever their interests and activities. Right in the centre of Germany’s capital, the IUBH Campus is just a short distance away from some of Berlin’s most important landmarks. 100% English All courses, seminars etc. all held completely in English All course materials are in English All IUBH staff is fluent in English Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention Renowned professors from abroad and faculty with international experience teach and pass on their practical knowledge in a personal and supportive context Intensive work in small study groups with an international profile (About 20 students) Individual support from professors and lecturers Practice-Oriented Through and Through Consistently high practical orientation Academic knowledge is consequently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects Your benefits at IUBH Faculty with international business, consulting and academic experience Instruction in small, international groups, in English, online and on campus Exclusive campus community - faculty and staff know you by name Theory and practice combined in case studies and projects with international organisations Opportunity to develop the social, professional and intercultural skills you will need to work in management Global network of industry contacts Extensive, foreign language programme [-]

Master in Management

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 10  July 2017 USA Winston-Salem

Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. [+]

Gain a Competitive Edge Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers. Highlights include: A hands-on learning environment with small classes and a 10:1 student: faculty ratio Opportunities to gain real-world experience through team-based consulting projects Personalized career direction and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections Speaker series and networking opportunities that connect you with innovators and industry thought-leaders The MA Program starts in July with a five-week module to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. The fall and spring semesters are divided into four modules where you’ll build a foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership

Claremont Lincoln University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 15  April 2017 USA Claremont

The M.A. in Ethical Leadership teaches working professionals how to guide organizations towards purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world. You will be led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership Inspire Positive Change Through Values-Based Leadership The M.A. in Ethical Leadership teaches working professionals how to guide organizations towards purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world. You will be led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context. By the end of the program, you will develop concrete skills in collaboration, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, and inspiring diverse teams towards common goals. As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills to lead more effectively and courageously influence your organization in making ethical decisions that have a positive impact. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Ethical Leadership aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn: Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others locally and globally. Ethics: Articulate the major theories in ethics, conduct analysis, and recommend ethical action. Leadership: Articulate the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis, and recommend behavioral change strategies. Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to manage conflict in diverse environments. Change Management: Research, design, develop, and implement a project plan to affect change in an organization. Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization. Careers Applicable to an M.A. in Ethical Leadership As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership, you’ll be equipped to enhance your leadership performance and extend your influence in your current vocational field. This degree can apply to a broad range of occupational fields, including: Healthcare Education Non-profits Social enterprises Government agencies Non-government organizations Faith-based organizations International business and manufacturing International finance organizations Admission Requirements Please submit the following to be considered for admission into Claremont Lincoln University. Online Application To begin the admission process, please complete and submit the online admission application. Unofficial Bachelor’s Transcripts Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes (including the demonstration of completion of a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA). If admitted and you choose to enroll, official transcripts must be submitted from all colleges and/or universities attended. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 will submit responses to these additional questions within the online application: Please provide a context that will help us understand why your GPA is below 3.0. What are some examples of relevant academic and/or professional experiences that have prepared you to succeed in a rigorous graduate program? Be sure to address specifically the program you are applying for at Claremont Lincoln University. Essay Questions In lieu of a traditional personal statement, you’ll respond to the following questions within the online admission application: Please describe first what motivated you to apply for a specific degree program at Claremont Lincoln University (i.e., Ethical Leadership, Interfaith Action, or Social Impact). What do you hope to gain from your experience at CLU? Complete this first essay in approximately 300 words. At Claremont Lincoln University, students are required to complete a Capstone Project that implements measurable change in a specific context. Please tell us about your current personal or professional context where you believe you can implement change. Next, tell us why you would like to bring a specific change into that context. As part of your discussion, be sure to define the values that inspire your desire for change. Complete this second essay in approximately 500 words. Letter of Reference One letter of reference that speaks to your current professional, volunteer or academic context. TOEFL Graduates of foreign universities at which English is not the primary language must submit valid, official, internet based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Computer based test (CBT) scores will only be accepted if applicant lives in a country that does not offer the iBT. Please request that scores be sent from ETS to Claremont Lincoln University (school code: 2241). Requests for a TOEFL waiver are considered on an individual basis. International Transcript Evaluation Graduates of foreign universities must submit an official course-by-course international transcript evaluation from one of the approved credential evaluation service agencies listed below to the Office of Admission. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) International Education Research Foundation (IERF) World Education Services (WES) Application Fee A $50 application fee (non-refundable) must be received before your application can be processed – call (909) 667-4444 to inquire about a fee waiver Résumé or Curriculum Vitae A Résumé or Curriculum Vitae gives us a better idea of your context for engagement into a particular program of study. If you have any questions about the admission requirements, please contact the Office of Admission at 909-667-4485 or admission@ClaremontLincoln.edu. 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Webster MA Management & Leadership in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 36  August 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

Make your move with a graduate business degree from Webster University Geneva. Our programs develop your business knowledge and strengthen specific capabilities — opening the door to senior positions and new opportunities worldwide. Go to program page:http://www.webster.ch/academics/graduate/managementandleadership/ [+]

www.webster.ch/ml

Gain practical management and business skills with a Masters in Management and Leadership – the only program in the Geneva area to combine these two essential facets of effective management and leadership.

A management degree with a business perspective

Through shared courses with the MBA program, you will learn core business functional skills. Our expert professors will also give you tools and techniques for leading, motivating, and managing groups and teams.

You will gain practical experience and insights from their extensive management experience, as well as through current case studies, prominent guest speakers, and projects based on real business situations.... [-]


Master in Catholic Education Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). COURSE DETAILS CORE CURRICULUM | 24 CREDITS CEL 640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3) CEL 641 - Private School Law (3) CEL 642 - Moral Development (3) CEL 644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3) CEL 650 - Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration (3) CEL 651 - Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3) CEL 653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3) CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3) ELECTIVES | 6 CREDITS The remaining 6 credits are earned in elective courses selected from among those in Catholic Educational Leadership or those offered by other master's degree programs in the School of Education. The program is offered during three semesters of the academic year: fall, spring, and summer. The summer CEL semester, referred to as the SummerWest program, includes a wide variety of course offerings; the summer faculty are from many parts of the country and bring expertise in theory and practice in elementary and secondary Catholic schools. MORE ABOUT SUMMERWEST The founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, invested his considerable talent and energy into starting and improving educational institutions because he believed “We should be influencing those who will influence others.” SummerWest is a program of profound influence. We have been influencing Catholic educational practice, discussion, and research, both nationally and internationally, for over thirty years through our students, our faculty, our courses, our conferences, and our community. We invite you to contribute to the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, to continue his legacy as an educator who influences those you serve, by participating in SummerWest. The three non-CEL courses (offered through the Organization and Leadership Program) that pertain to specific domains of content and competence are: Educational Governance and the Community Public School Law Information Technology in Educational Management Two remaining courses provide the field experiences that incorporate the specific domains indicated above: Field Experience I* Field Experience II *Students who have completed at least two years of service in a line administrator’s position in a school setting within the last five years may be permitted to waive Field Experience I. Permission to waive Field Experience I is granted upon recommendation of the Administrative Credential Programs Coordinator to the Dean after submission of appropriate documentation to the Program Coordinator. Learning Outcomes The Catholic Educational Leadership Program Learning Outcomes Students will become integrated leaders of Catholic education, which includes religious, spiritual, and moral competencies Students will become academically and professionally competent leaders in Catholic Education Students will engage in a lifelong learning process and are the catalysts for lifelong learning in Catholic education Students will foster in their schools the four aims of Catholic Education, namely, message, community, worship, and service Students will seek to develop the essential personal skills of Catholic educational leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ THE CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Students will demonstrate an understanding of the vision, mission, and values of Catholic education with the ability to communicate them to the various stakeholders of their schools Students will demonstrate competency in coursework assignments and apply research skills to Catholic education and the field of education in general Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required within contemporary models of learning, which are characterized by transformative, reflective, and engaging modes of learning and higher order thinking Students will apply Gospel values with their school communities, demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the promotion of social justice, and will integrate cura personalis (care for the person) in their relationships with their stakeholders [-]

Master in Leadership in Organisations (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course is for professionals in management positions who want to understand how they can enact strategic organisational change and graduates who aspire to such positions and want to develop their understanding of leadership in organisations. [+]

In an increasingly complex and dynamic world, the effects of new technology and rapidly changing markets means organisations are looking to leaders with the ability to be both adaptable and knowledgeable with regard to the challenges faced. Within all sectors leaders who are innovative in their approach and can unlock the potential of staff are highly sought after in the drive to achieve strategic organisational change. Why Study MA Leadership in Organisations This course is for professionals in management positions who want to understand how they can enact strategic organisational change and graduates who aspire to such positions and want to develop their understanding of leadership in organisations. You will gain knowledge in areas such as leadership studies, management learning and organisational development from academics who have conducted research in organisational development, leadership development and critical perspectives on leadership and practiced in the private, public and third/voluntary sectors. Course Highlights: Delivers relevant knowledge with a cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and multi-discourse approach ... [-]

MSc in Management and Leadership

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. Leading a company is a complex challenge, let it be a small enterprise or a large one or organization in the public sector. Managing any of them requires an expert in analyzing, planning, leading, solving conflicts and problems, sustaining workflow. We present this approach to our students, so they can cope with all areas of business management, and turn into true leaders of enterprises, all on a professional level. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO:
 …are creative, good problem solvers, aiming for innovation, and ready to face challenges. We are looking forward for the application of those who are persistent, committed, and cooperative while working in groups. CORE SUBJECTS: Subjects: Management and Organization Theories; Managerial (Business) Economics; Decision Support Systems; Strategic Management; Innovation and Knowledge Management; Controlling Systems; Change and Crisis Management Subjects for management consulting specialization: The Structure and Operation of Counselling Agencies; Counselling Methods and Techniques; Management of Counselling Projects; Negotiating Techniques and Conflict Resolution SPECIALIZATION: Management Consulting CAREER PROSPECTS: management consultant project manager businessman manager of own business business manager Qualification as specified in the degree certificate: Economist in Management and Leadership Head of the program: András Krémer, PhD PARTNERS: Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MTA GB – Knowledge- and Communication Management Working Committees, Hungarian School for Organizational Sciences, National Association of Crisis and Change Managers “I initially came to Metropolitan for my undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. After an eventful 3 and half years and a successful finish of my Bachelors, my experience here prompted me to come back and study for my Masters program in Leadership and Management. Coupled with the fact that Metropolitan has quite a reputation in the media for being one of the best private universities in Hungary, the school has paved the way to produce world class sportsmen, media personnel and marketing communication professionals. The friendly environment, attentive yet professional teachers, top academic classes and activities on offer have made it easier to decide to continue my studies here. Metropolitan is truly any student’s doorway to the continent and the world at large, with offers to study abroad within the European borders through the ESN program or worldwide via AIESEC. The school continuously thrives to improve itself and put the student’s needs first. Similarly to me, I hope many students will come and be inspired by creativity.” Tapiwa Munashe Christiana Kainga 
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Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. [+]

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached. Course Content Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment ad current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. All students study five core modules which embrace key management and leadership topics as well as research skills and developing a personal leadership plan. There is one option module and students can decide whether to undertake this or an alternative independent piece of work. Completion of the MA requires students to undertake a sustained project either a traditional dissertation or a Final Project. The 'live' Final Project is a further unique feature available to those with appropriate experience. Employability & Careers The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to be competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these. [-]

Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 USA Brattleboro + 1 more

Design your own interdisciplinary graduate degree program to fit your career objectives. [+]

Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management (Self-Designed)

Design your own interdisciplinary graduate degree program to fit your career objectives SIT’s flexible, self-designed master’s degree program allows students to gain exposure to several different degree fields or receive targeted professional training.In close consultation with faculty advisors, students design their curriculum by drawing on the array of resources and course options offered each term by SIT Graduate Institute, including courses offered through the following degree programs:

Conflict Transformation International Education Sustainable Development

The self-designed program incorporates multidisciplinary coursework and experience in the field. Graduates are prepared for positions in a host of professional venues, including international organizations and NGOs, educational institutions, the media, the private sector, and government.... [-]


MA in Management of Creative Industries

bbw University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time October 2017 Germany Berlin Region

The Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) have helped turn Berlin into one of Europe‘s most attractive metropoles for creative professionals and young talent. The lively and dynamic artistic and cultural scene has led Berlin to become a Creative City, with new spaces regularly opening up and increasing revenues being generated as a result. [+]

The Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) have helped turn Berlin into one of Europe‘s most attractive metropoles for creative professionals and young talent. The lively and dynamic artistic and cultural scene has led Berlin to become a Creative City, with new spaces regularly opening up and increasing revenues being generated as a result. Start-ups from the worlds of fashion, design, architecture and marketing as well as larger and more established companies operating in the realms of music, IT, gaming and media all use Berlin as the hub to reach new customers in their respective markets. Adding to Berlin‘s appeal is its affordable locational factors, its low cost of living, and of course the allure of being a hip, international and tolerant city. The city‘s growth is set to continue, and the key driver will be the Digital Shift a trend that will also bring about some major upheavals in certain areas like the print media. Only highly trained professionals can provide the innovation required to positively shape that development. Such individuals need to be able to understand and manage complex processes that span several industries. bbw University of Applied Sciences, the business school for business, decided to respond to this trend by training industry experts just for the creative economy. It has initiated a Master‘s Program that specifically focuses on developing industry-spanning management skills. Starting in the fall semester of 2015/16, and for the first time in Germany, students may enroll in the ‚Management of Creative Industries‘ Master‘s Program, which has been specifically designed to span several sectors of the creative industry. It‘s the first study program to employ a holistic approach to proactively address the dramatic changes soon to affect the industry. For this reason the curriculum includes overarching Management concepts associated with the planning, management and financial controlling of creative teams, while simultaneously developing an understanding of the challenges those teams face. Specific themes examined include the cross-functional analysis of companies in the CCI. This may involve Innovation Development, which focuses on Design Thinking, Idea Development, Intellectual Property Management, Branding, Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Also examined are issues such as “The Power of Sharing”, which investigates Community Driven Marketing, Methods and Strategies of CCI Management, Strategic Financial Planning and Control, as well as the business models associated with Digital Entrepreneurship. The course structure is accommodating for those already working in the industry, in that both extra-occupational and full-time enrollment is possible. Seminars and lectures are held in English the working language of most companies active in the CCI. [-]

MA, Higher Education Leadership

Concordia University Chicago Online
Campus or Online 22  Open Enrolment USA Chicago

The higher education leadership curriculum encourages students to draw and build upon knowledge and experiences related to their professional work while also requiring students to develop strong research skills and a familiarity with evidence-based decision-making. While grounded in topics related to Higher Education systems in the United States, this emphasis also provides opportunities to explore the internationalization and globalization of higher education. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. The higher education leadership curriculum encourages students to draw and build upon knowledge and experiences related to their professional work while also requiring students to develop strong research skills and a familiarity with evidence-based decision-making. While grounded in topics related to Higher Education systems in the United States, this emphasis also provides opportunities to explore the internationalization and globalization of higher education. Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in leadership studies program is based on the conviction that leaders must learn to lead change so that services and deliverables are effectively, ethically and efficiently delivered to an increasingly diverse population in the context of a changing economy and rapidly developing technologies. The graduate program in leadership studies focuses on practitioner needs by linking theory to the best practices of leadership. The leadership skills that students attain while pursuing a master’s in leadership are transferrable across all types of organizations—private, for profit, nonprofit and public. The Concordia-Chicago leadership curriculum was developed to prepare students to lead organizational change and innovation, while managing the challenges of continuous change and global competition. Students who pursue their master’s in leadership may be working as or want to pursue careers as information officers, strategic planners, project managers, sales directors, military officers, hospital administrators and religious leaders. The Concordia-Chicago master of arts in leadership studies is designed for people with all types of backgrounds and interests, whether they work or want to work in the government, nonprofit, for-profit, health care, higher education, military, and human services at the local, regional, national or global level. Core Qualities of a Leader While salaries vary based on industry, experience and geographic location, the following qualities are essential leadership skills that are relevant and necessary for all organizations. The MA in leadership at Concordia University Chicago is the program where you can acquire or hone your leadership and managerial skills, with special emphasis on communication, problem-solving and decision-making. Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization. Decision-making skills. Top executives need decision-making skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily. Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead a successful organization by coordinating policies, people, and resources. Management skills. Top executives must organize and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees and budgets. Problem-solving skills. Top executives need problem-solving skills after identifying issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Top Executive. Why Pursue a Master's in Leadership? Are you a big-picture or a detail-oriented person? The organizational landscape is one that is global, change-oriented, and fast-paced. Leaders need to be forward thinkers, innovators, sensitive, flexible, and able to adapt to the demands and expectations of stakeholders. While an MBA will prepare you to manage, an MA in leadership will prepare you to lead. Organizations need leaders who understand that the top-down type of leadership must give way to an organic and fluid method of leading others. You will emerge with a confidence of knowing you can lead with strategic foresight. The program’s central core focuses on leadership theory and offers specializations in knowledge management, health services, servant leadership, higher education leadership and organizational leadership. Concordia University Chicago leadership students become part of a global learning community of individuals, and graduate with the essential leadership toolkit containing communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, research and analysis, and people skills. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course. Admission Requirements for US and International Applicants To be considered for admission to a master's program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and submit the following: Application for admission: Apply online. Objective Statement Provide information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia University Chicago. This is part of the online application. Transcripts Provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned. International Transcripts Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts course-by-course evaluations fromWES (World Education Services) ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), or AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers). Two letters of recommendation Letters should be from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic proficiency, personal character and competence and effectiveness in professional work. Prerequisite credit Prerequisite credit requirements vary by degree program. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and the School Counseling program require 12 earned credit hours at the undergraduate level in a discipline appropriate to each respective program, with a grade of C or above. Most other master’s degree programs do not have a prerequisite credit requirement. Program specific requirements For the Master of Arts in Teaching and the School Counseling programs, students will be required to take the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and submit passing scores. A writing sample and essay are required for a student to qualify for these programs. All documents should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. The office fax number is (708) 209-3454. Additional Requirements for International Applicants Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to meet all admission standards listed for the program they wish to enter. In addition, the following are required to be considered for admission: English Language Proficiency International applicants who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the lingua franca is English) need not submit English language scores. Otherwise, applicants must demonstrate one of the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 60 (internet-based), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0, or Michigan test score of 85, or Pearson Test of English score of at least 61, or Proof of successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School or certificate of Completion of Program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director, or King George International College (KGIC) English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE) final proficiency test score of 75% with a passing class score of 80. Transcripts Provide official, sealed transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned showing all college/university course work with certified English translations (ECE or WES course-by-course) of all transcripts originally prepared in any other language. Foreign Transcript Evaluation Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia approved international credentialing service. Concordia accepts course-by-course evaluations from WES (World Education Services), ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers). Professional Résumé (or Curriculum Vitae) Declaration of Finances Submit a certified document pledging financial support for the first year of study and verifying the same for the following year/s of study. Medical A physical exam, adequate medical insurance, and proof of immunization are required prior to enrollment. Regular Admission Requirements International students must qualify for regular admission to a degree program in order to enroll. International students must qualify for regular admission to a degree program prior to enrollment. All documents should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the student’s expected start date. I-20 forms will be issued after admission is granted. GPA Requirements Applicant's must show evidence of ability to achieve success in a graduate program through the following: Full Admission To be considered for Full Admission, candidates will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Probationary Admission To be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; and/or 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation for admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program. Provisional Admission (available only to US residents and citizens) To be considered for Provisional Admission candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites. All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first semester of enrollment to continue in the program. Superintendent endorsement and doctoral programs have higher GPA requirements. See requirements in their respective sections. Additional Testing Depending on program of study, students may be required to take additional tests such as the Graduate Record Exam, Miller Analogies Test and/or the Illinois Basic Skills Test. A writing sample, essay, FBI fingerprint criminal background check, valid teaching certificate and/or interview may also be required to determine what may be necessary for a student to qualify for a graduate program. Pending Status (US citizens and residents only) Students applying for admission to a master’s, post-master’s, post baccalaureate, or for a Certificate of Advanced Studies may enroll in an eligible program with Pending Status if all the required documentation has not been received at the time the student wishes to register for the course. Students admitted under Pending Status may register for courses in their initial term of admission only. To register for subsequent terms, pending students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate program for which they have applied. Students entering with Pending Status are not eligible for any form of financial assistance from the university. Doctoral and international students are not eligible to enroll with Pending Status. [-]

MA Management

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 16  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Management offers an advanced study of management and the changing global context in which organisations operate. [+]

The MA Management offers an advanced study of management and the changing global context in which organisations operate. The programme emphasises the personal nature of effective management and leadership, developing graduates who can become catalysts for change in both business and society. This programme combines management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning.There is strong emphasis on teamwork and practical, experience-based learning linked to and focused on the world of management and leadership. The programme philosophy is to ‘cultivate the seeds of possibilities’ – bringing together management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning, and encouraging you to act with confidence in challenging situations. Why should I choose this programme? The MA Management will equip you with the essential business and life skills to master management practices at an enhanced level. You will be prepared to become a more effective leader, manager and citizen, capable of making a positive difference in both your work and community. You will make an advanced study of leadership styles and management practices, and look at the personal style of particular leaders – how they manage people and operate in a changing external context. There is a strong focus on developing your personal as well as professional attributes. You will evaluate your own strengths and abilities, and plan your own development, learning how to think for yourself, work in teams and take responsibility. The programme will foster your self-reliance and self-awareness, your ability to cope with change and ambiguity, and your sense of accountability Key skills, aims and objectives Develop positive and critical attitudes towards management and leadership, change and enterprise, enabling you to respond positively to a dynamic, complex global environment The opportunity to develop your interests and knowledge through options in a range of specialist areas, such as family business, international negotiation or coaching Develop critical self-awareness, inner qualities and transferable skills in management and leadership practice [-]

Masters in Administrative Science (MAS)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 30  September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Leadership. The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. Program Highlights A 30-credit program. An opportunity to begin the program at any one of three entry points during the year: September, January, May. Small classes offered and class times will vary. Entry Requirements Graduated from a 4 year bachelor’s degree program or equivalent. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in their undergraduate studies. Two (2) letters of recommendation Personal statement of purpose Demonstrate efficiency in communication of the English Language (for international students whose first language is not English). This can be accomplished through one of the following: Achieving a TOEFL iBT 79 or higher Achieving an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher Degree Requirements At least 21 credits must be completed at FDU. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.75 for the current trimester and keep a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students who receive two or more C grades will be warned, and if evidence of definite improvement in their academic performance does not ensue, they will be put on academic probation or be asked to withdraw from graduate study. All students must take the Capstone Course, MADS 6612 – Seminar on Strategic Management. Students are required to take 10 courses to complete the MAS which are chosen from a range of courses. Students may pursue a single area of study or design a program that will support their specific career-related goals. The curriculum areas and credit distribution requirements are designed to provide students with flexibility in planning a program of study within a competency-focused framework for professional development. Students must successfully complete 30 credits of graduate course work in the following categories: Administrative Competencies (6 classes / 18 credits) Analytic and Decision-Making Competencies (3 classes / 9 credits) Capstone Seminar (last class/3 credits) MADS6612 – Seminar in Strategic Management [-]