Master of Arts in Leadership
The MA in Leadership programme is an interdisciplinary, collaborative postgraduate programme designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders. It provides an innovative and highly flexible approach to self-motivated learners to pursue a degree in the context of a learning community.
As an interdisciplinary programme, it is open to qualified individuals with a variety of professional backgrounds, including church administration, healthcare, business, and educational administration.
In addition to the general requirements of the University for admission into Master’s programmes, Master ofLeadership applicants must:
- Applicant must have four years work experience, out of which a minimum of three should have been in a leadership position.
- Applicant should be in a leadership position at the time of application.
- Applicants must request their former universities and employing organizations to send recommendations directly to the AUA Office of Admissions.
Given the various types of learning experiences prescribed for Leadership students, a variety of types of assessment will be used, including:
- Continuous Assessment, which is 40% of the final grade, and may include assessment tools such as specific assignments, semester papers, book reviews, short tests, case studies and analyses, and class presentations.
- Depending on the course, lecturers use at least 3 continuous assessment strategies., which may include:
- Final Examination which should be 60% of the final grade.
- Term papers, project, Dissertations and Theses which follow the AUA Standards of Written Work.
- Independent Study, guided and assessed by one or more faculty member(s), as requested by student.
- Individual Field Work, supervised by authorized expert(s), under faculty guidance.
- Individual student self-assessment, in writing, of professional growth achieved since the last yearly session, and of unfulfilled expectations, given to major professor.
- Individual student promptness and thoroughness in providing, at specified times between the yearly sessions, faculty prescribed reading, evaluation, and other reports.
- Ongoing yearly assessment, in writing, by each adviser of student research project, of the progress achieved towards completing the Leadership Project.
- Final approval, in writing, of the Leadership Project, by the student project adviser, the Research professor, and the Dean.