University College Introduces M.A. in Executive Leadership

University College is pleased to announce the addition of a new master’s degreean online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Executive Leadership. This leadership program is designed to provide the experienced executive with the fundamental skills and theoretical principles that work within organizations at the senior leadership levels.

“Senior-level executives face issues and challenges that impact their sustainability, productivity, efficiency, and creativity, which are all critical success factors in ‘cutting-edge’ organizations. Executive decisions affect the lives of their team members, their consumers or clients, their organizations, and themselves,” said Dr. Kurt Takamine, Chief Academic Officer. “The M.A. in Executive Leadership will challenge the way learners see themselves, their employees, industry, and world, all within a Christ-centered learning environment.”

While integrating a Christian worldview, executives will utilize concepts and principles learned and practiced in the program to positively impact worker productivity, employee satisfaction, and system efficiencies.

“This program is focused on both ‘knowing’ and ‘doing,’” Takamine said. “Learners will engage major theorists and practitioners in leadership studies, and be able to implement these concepts into their workplace.”

One of the distinctives of the M.A. in Executive Leadership is that it draws on the collective experiences of fellow seasoned executives enrolled in the program. Executives in the program come from a variety of sectors and industries, broadening the learning experience as leaders network and engage in rich and diverse conversations. Ideal applicants will submit a resume demonstrating the following criteria: senior-level or executive title and role; budgetary oversight; supervision of direct reports; and multiple years of experience in an executive role.

The M.A. in Executive Leadership features nine classes at four units each, which total 36 units. Each course meets for eight weeks in an asynchronous online learning environment. The major core component is 24 units in length, while the second component consists of 12 units of a chosen emphasis area. Based on their profession and career goals, learners may choose from the following four emphasis areas: Health Administration, Global Affairs, Public Health, and Public Administration.

Learn more about the program, including admission requirements and a full list of coursework, at

The M.A. in Executive Leadership joins University College’s M.A. in Leadership and Organizational Studies (MLOS) as a second master’s degree offering for adult learners. Designed for the emergent leader, the MLOS caters to working professionals seeking professional advancement or a leadership position. Visit the program to view a full list of coursework.

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