Management & Leading Change
The Master of Arts degree consists of (33-36 semester credits):
- Six core courses (21 credits)
- A general track or specialization, each of which is 9 credits in addition to:
- Professional Seminar (3 credits) or Thesis (6 credits)
- Three ILC Skill Development workshops (required but non-credit bearing)
Skill Development Workshops
All students must complete training in Negotiation, Facilitation, and Action Inquiry (ILC workshops). Alternatively, students may complete comparable training in their own community upon approval of the program.
Antioch University Midwest met all of my criteria including a comprehensive management program and credit for the education and experiences the Air Force had provided.”
Management and Leading Change
Master of Arts students complete a three-day residency before each semester while they are in the program. Other than the three short residencies the program is entirely online and can be completed from your own home and community. Residencies are optional for certificate students.
Master of Arts, Specializations, and Graduate Certificates
There is much evidence that a key challenge facing leaders everywhere is the growing complexity of the environment in which they are expected to lead. Vaill describes this phenomenon as “permanent white-water.”
Frequently, traditional theoretical approaches to understanding management and leadership are limited and inadequate. Too often, leadership education and training courses are steeped in a “how to” mentality, featuring idealized leadership scenarios and behaviors.
We believe that a clear focus on the transformation of the complexity of meaning-making can and does contribute to a more effective way to encourage and support both the psychological growth of leaders and the efficacy of their leadership.
Overview and Relevance
Our Master of Arts in Management and Leading Change (MLC) program offers distinctive graduate education that prepares students at any stage in their professional development to be principled managers and leaders in their respective fields of practice.
The curriculum is designed to promote the integral thinking required to understand, manage, and lead change in a constantly shifting, globally oriented world.
The program is transdisciplinary and accepts professionals from a wide range of fields and in a variety of positions engaged in private, public, and entrepreneurial work. The program exposes participants to all elements of management and leading change, including theoretical perspectives, conflict, ethics, decision-making, resilience, policy issues, and sustainability.
Faculty and staff engage lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world by meeting them where they are and then challenging and supporting them on their developmental journey.
Taking an action-inquiry approach, the program combines core knowledge and skills with experiential learning in domestic and international systems.
Designed for the adult learner and lifestyle, the Master of Arts degree in Management and Leading Change is a 33 or 36 credit program depending on whether you complete the capstone (33) or thesis (36) option. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months as a full time student.