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Master of Arts in Leadership

Step up to leadership roles in any organization with the master's in leadership from Ashford University. This online degree program will develop your ability to interpret, empathize, and act quickly in a global leadership context. You’ll learn how to span different cultures, economies, political environments, and geographies. You’ll also gain the leadership skills to speak the language of global business and see the world from the perspective of others. Get ready to take on the world. During this online master's in leadership, you will be surrounded by like-minded students who have shared interests and diverse backgrounds, as you will be helping each other grow and become stronger leaders.

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What you will learn

This master's degree in leadership prepares aspiring and ascendant leaders like you through a focus on balancing skills at three levels. First, you will focus on inner leadership based on self-awareness, reflection, and a commitment to ongoing growth. Next, you will gain competency in leveraging interpersonal relationships, conflict management, and the formation of highly effective teams. Finally, you will develop your knowledge of business systems so that you will be able to translate the external environment to set effective strategies and drive execution. As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Leadership, you will be able to: 

  • Assess one’s leadership strengths critical to effective leadership in today’s organizations and global economy
  • Implement leadership strategies that build relationships spanning different cultures, economies, political philosophies, and geographic regions
  • Examine issues in navigating the complexities of diverse cultural contexts from multiple perspectives and with a global mindset
  • Apply relevant leadership theory to address contemporary leadership challenges
  • Integrate knowledge of global finance, macroeconomics, strategy, and marketing into leadership decisions and interactions
     

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Your Courses in Leadership

The curriculum for the master's in leadership online explores the skills you’ll need to serve as an effective leader in business. You’ll examine financial management, ethics, strategic leadership, and the fundamentals of coaching. Your online leadership courses also include a strong focus on the knowledge required to lead in a global marketplace, including international communication, cultural diversity, and leadership across boundaries. All of your master's in leadership courses are taught by experienced faculty members who have a considerable amount of leadership experience in the field, providing a high-quality online education to you and your peers.

Core Course Requirements: (33 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Careers in Leadership

This master's in leadership offers ideal preparation for leaders and aspiring leaders in a wide range of organizations. This master's program can provide working professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to climb into upper management positions. This master's degree is 100% online, providing you with the flexibility to continue working while you complete your degree program. Check out some of the careers that you could pursue when you graduate with a Master of Arts in Leadership: 

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.