Master of Management

The Master of Arts in Leadership program prepares professionals who want to enhance their leadership skills in order to develop more effective organizations. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, ethics, and real work application of leadership principles.

Program Objectives

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.

  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.

  3. Apply leadership principles to work with people and processes within a profit or not-for-profit organization.

  4. Evaluate organizational systems and group dynamics and provide recommendations to improve performance.

36 Semester Credits Core Leadership Course List

The MA with a major in Leadership is comprised of 36 semester credits from the following core courses plus 12 semester credits from one of the following concentrations:

  1. Human Resources
  2. Healthcare Management
  3. Business Management
  4. Nonprofit Management

BUS5000 Graduate Essentials 1 credit 4 weeks

In this four-week version of Graduate Essentials, students enter the Ohio Christian University MBA with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first course for all entering students, Graduate Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s previous experiences and reviews the primary skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is an overview of writing, research, team collaboration, communication, and problem solving while building the student’s self-awareness of personal strengths.

BUS5006 Graduate Essentials 1 credit 6 weeks

In this six-week version of Graduate Essentials, students enter the Ohio Christian University MBA with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first course for all entering students, Graduate Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on student’s previous experiences and reviews the primary skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. This course is an overview of writing, research, team collaboration, communication, and problem solving while building student’s self-awareness of personal strengths.

(This course is a prerequisite for the remaining courses in the MBA program.)

MGT6040 International Business Management 3 credits 5 weeks

This course deals with the challenges of managing in a culturally diverse organization. The course focuses on internal management practices necessary for operating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.  Areas of study include special challenges for management of multi-national operations, managing diverse cultures, and multi-national/multi-cultural human resource management.

This course may be replaced with MGT6060 International Studies (see Electives Section).

MGT6060 Theory and Practice of Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks

This course will investigate the importance and impact of leadership on the function and performance of organizations. The topics covered will also include organizing, leading, and controlling groups and organizations, along with a survey of current literature on the topic of leadership.

MGT6080 Strategic Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks

This course includes an examination of the processes and approaches of strategic leadership beginning with the setting of direction through the defining of the organization’s mission and vision. The analysis of the development, implementation, and attainment of measurable strategic goals will include a review of how managers’ evaluate internal and external environments as part of this process.

MGT6500 Ethics in Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks

This course is designed to analyze and evaluate ethical, legal, and moral issues facing individuals and within the context of a Christian biblical worldview.  Students will be challenged to critically examine the challenges for leaders and managers to infuse and support ethical principles in an organizational culture.

MGT6050 Leading Change 3 credits 6 weeks

Course description is under construction. Contact the program director.