Master of Arts in Leadership

Purpose of the Programme

The Master of Arts in Leadership provides a highly flexible and innovative approach to self-motivated learners on practical insights which can be applied in various professional backgrounds. 

As an interdisciplinary programme, it is open to qualified individuals with a variety of professional backgrounds, including church administration, healthcare, business, NGO, private and public sectors, and educational administration.  

The leadership development programme that the Adventist University of Africa offers an interdisciplinary programme, which draws from the resources of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS), particularly, from management science, education, health, and research methodology. It also draws from the resources of the Seminary for the enhancement of its philosophical and fiduciary strand.

Philosophically, the leadership programme is undergirded by the belief that God is the Creator of the universe and the Sustainer of life. Moreover, the same God is the Redeemer of human beings. This God has commissioned us to advance His work of reconciling human beings to Himself, and thus, restoring the image of God to humanity in preparation for His return to take His people where He is. Education is the work of a lifetime to achieve God’s redemptive agenda. Seventh-day Adventists believe that education is preparation “for active life that is marked by excellence,” and this understanding drives the leadership development programme at AUA.

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.
  2. Applicant should be in active service at the time of application.
  3. Previous work experience in leadership is highly desirable.
  4. Have two Recommendations: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.
  5. Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Nyakora MusaEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Time – 2 years

(4 Semesters) – Total 41 Credits

 

Part Time – 3 years

(3 Sessions) – Total 41 Credits

Year 1

1st Sem.

Year 1

2nd Sem

Year 2

1st Sem

Year 2

2nd Sem

 

Year 1

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

Year 3

Session 3

12

14

9

6

 

12

14

15

 

MA in Leadership

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

LEAD 620

Foundations of Leadership

3

 

LEAD 644

Financial Leadership

3

 

LEAD 654

Information Technology for Leaders

3

 

LEAD 643

Leadership Ethics and Christian Values

3

   

Total

12

       
 

Code

Course Title

Crs

Specialization 1

Business Leadership

 

LEAD 634

Strategic Leadership and Planned Change

3

 

LEAD 632

Human Resource Management

3

 

LEAD 645

Change and Crisis Management

3

 

LEAD 652

Resource Mobilization and Grant Proposal Writing

3

 

LEAD 653

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

3

   

Total

15

Specialization 2

 

Organizational Leadership

 
 

LEAD 618

Developing Multicultural Perspectives

3

 

LEAD 630

Coaching and Mentoring in Leadership

3

 

LEAD 640

Organization and Management

3

 

LEAD 650

Governance and Administrative Policies

3

 

LEAD 651

Critical Thinking in Learning

3

   

Total

15

Specialization 3

Church Leadership

 

LEAD 632

Human Resource Management in Education

3

 

LEAD 634

Strategic Leadership and Planned Change in Education

3

 

LEAD 650

Educational Financial Management for Schools

3

 

LEAD 605

Curriculum design and Pedagogical Techniques

3

 

LEAD 608

Education Policy Studies

3

   

Total

15

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

       
 

LERM 640

LERM 640: Qualitative Research

4

 

LERM 650

Quantitative Research

4

 

LERM 670 or 680

Project/Thesis

6

   

Total

14

Grand Total:

41 Credits

 

Semester Schedule

YEAR ONE

 

`First Semester

Second Semester

No

Course

Cr

Courses

Cr

1

LERM 640- Qualitative Research

3

LEAD 632 – Human Res. Leadership

3

2

LEAD 620 – Foundations of Leadership

3

LEAD 654 – Information Technology and Information Systems for Leaders

3

3

LEAD 630 – Coaching and Mentoring others for Leadership

3

LEAD 634 – Strategic Leadership and Planned Change

3

4

LEAD 640 – Organization and Management for Leaders

3

LEAD 642 – Problem Solving, Decision Making and Leadership

3

5

 LEAD 644 – Financial Leadership

3

 LERN 650 – Quantitative Research

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

15

YEAR TWO

 

First Semester

Cr

 Second Semester (Final Term)

Cr

1

LEAD 640 – Change and Crisis Management for Leaders

3

LEAD 652 – Resource Mob. Tech and proposal writing skills

3

2

LEAD 650 – Educ. Fin. Mgt in Schools

3

LEAD 608 – Educational Policy Studies

3

3

Developing Multi-cultural Context

3

Curriculum Design and Pedagogical  Tech.

3

4

Governance and Admin. Policies

3

              

-

5

Critical Thinking

3

LERM 695  - Thesis Writing

6

         
 

TOTAL

15

 

15

         

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