he Master of Arts in Leadership Studies equips students for transformational leadership in their organizations, churches, and nonprofits within the global community. Learn how to integrate best practices of real-world leadership with theology, culture, ethics, and spirituality.
Engage with faculty and students in a collaborative learning environment that provides an ideal experience for developing critical thinking skills and participating in a long-standing Vanguard community network.
Our motto is leaders are made -- not born.
- Apply leadership theory, a theological and ethical framework, and critical thinking skills in order to creatively impact their organizations and environments
- Apply the intercultural and communication skills necessary to lead in partnership with people of other cultures and contexts.
- Apply tools of moral reasoning and decision making to ethical dilemmas in specific contexts of leadership, life, and ministry.
- Formulate and present a theological framework of spirituality in relation to character development and the soul care of leadership.
Vanguard University offers this world-class MA in two formats. Both are taught by the same top-ranked faculty using the same core curriculum, and both are designed for working adults. Students can choose from the following:
1. Traditional Format (classes on campus). Students enroll in two 8-week classes (3 units each) one night a week throughout the semester (currently offered on Thursday nights, 6-10 p.m.); and a 1-unit Saturday class.
2. Online Format (live-online) Students enroll in two 8-week classes (3 units each) one night a week throughout the semester and a 1-unit Saturday class. Students engage in a variety of online learning activities, including extensive reading and reflection, a live online format with faculty and other students, threaded discussions, and independent research.
COST PER UNIT
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
Fall, Spring & Summer
*Tuition is based on the 2019/2020 academic year and is subject to change.
*Ministerial and affiliate partner tuition-discounts available