The MA in Leadership is designed to develop the next generation of ethical leaders with the ability to think critically and act effectively.Apply Request Information Take a Tour
Our MA in Leadership examines practices to guide strategic change at all levels in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, enabling leaders to respond to the needs of organizations today and propel them into tomorrow. We teach leadership as a field that transcends boundaries of specific disciplines.
The 10-course, 30-credit program is open to professionals from any field. Its intensive cohort format—meeting once per week for 20 months—means you can balance your personal and professional life while taking your leadership skills to the next level.
The highly pragmatic program is designed to give busy professionals the tools they need to be truly creative, innovative, and ethical leaders in a world growing more complex by the minute. Learn to see your role and your organization from a truly 360-degree perspective. Learn to turn vision into action as you work decisively to promote growth and manage change among your subordinates and yourself
Careers in Leadership featuring examples from our alumni:
I feel privileged to have just completed the Master of Arts program in Leadership at Woodbury University. I considered several programs but selected Woodbury because I felt the classes would provide the skills that I would need to be successful in my career. I thought it would be difficult to manage working full time and pursuing a master’s degree, however, the work was manageable. Our professors were very knowledgeable and focused on student success. The information learned is highly valuable, and can be applied to any career. The program gave me the skills to pursue challenging responsibilities at work and take on a leadership role in my community. I have taken the initiative to serve as the community liaison with the city for issues impacting my neighborhood. I am grateful for the Leadership program and will miss the amazing faculty and staff.
Small class sizes on our centrally accessible Burbank campus mean that you will get to know the other professionals in your cohort well.
You will earn three credits for each seven-week course you complete. There is a one-week break between the two courses in each semester.
Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence
Psychology of Organizations
Ethics in Organization
Leading Innovation and Organizational Change
Capstone in Leadership
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