The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies is designed to appeal to practitioners, professionals, and aspiring polymaths across distinct sectors of diverse societies. The degree’s goal is to prepare professionals in education, business, policy making and public affairs, human and social services, healthcare, arts, community or faith-based initiatives, non-governmental and international activities, as well as recent undergraduates and citizen scholars with the knowledge, strategies, perspective, and personal vision indispensable for imagining, initiating, and guiding collective action in their realm of influence toward improvement, innovation, and inspiration.
In addition to a comprehensive approach intended to inculcate holistic growth through personal, relational, institutional, societal, contextual, and applied learning, and coordinated learning objectives devised to engender deliberative practice, the MA in Leadership Studies degree will offer an innovative stance to the study of leadership. Upon an interdisciplinary core, the curriculum addresses classic and contemporary leadership theory, but also expands the boundaries of conventional approaches to leadership studies by augmenting this customary content with aesthetic sensibilities, design and system thinking, diversity studies, social ethics, complexity and future studies, and scholar-practitioner methods of inquiry. This degree will inculcate growth, guide participants toward deliberative practice, and integrate interdisciplinary, customary, and avant-garde content.