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

13

13

9

6

 

13

13

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

 

Church Leadership

 
 

LEAD 621

Leadership in a Multicultural Perspectives

3

 

LEAD 631

Human Resource Management in Church Setting

3

 

LEAD 640

Organization and Management for Leaders

3

 

LEAD 658

Governance and Administrative Policies

3

 

LEAD 677

Church Leadership and Administration 

3

   

Total

15

Specialization 3

Educational Leadership

 

EDUC 620

Human Resource Management in Education

3

 

EDUC 634

Strategic Leadership and Planned Change in Education

3

 

EDUC 650

Educational Financial Management

3

 

EDUC 605

Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Techniques

3

 

EDUC 608

Education Policy Studies

3

   

Total

15

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

       
 

LERM 640

Qualitative Research

4

 

LERM 650

Quantitative Research

4

 

LERM 670 or
LERM  680

Project/Thesis

6

   

Total

14

Grand Total:

41 Credits

 

Semester Schedule

 

Full Time MA Leadership Schedule – Total 41 Credits

 

YEAR 1

First Semester

Second Semester

Code

Courses

Cr

Code

Courses

Cr

LERM 640

Qualitative Research

4

LERM 650

Quantitative Research

4

LEAD 620

Foundations of Leadership

3

LEAD 654

Information Technology for Leaders

3

LEAD 644

Financial Leadership

3

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

   

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

Total

 

13

   

13

YEAR 2

First Semester

Second Semester

Code

Courses

Cr

Code

Courses

Cr

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

LERM 670 or LERM 680

Project/Thesis

6

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

     

LEAD 643

Leadership Ethics and Christian Values

3

     

Total

 

9

   

6

 

Part Time MA Leadership Schedule – Total 41 Credits

 

Year 1 – Session 1

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Courses

Cr

Code

Courses

Cr

LERM 640

Qualitative Research

4

LERM 650

Quantitative Research

4

LEAD 620

Foundations of Leadership

3

LEAD 654

Information Technology for Leaders

3

LEAD 644

Financial Leadership

3

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

   

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

Total

 

13

   

13

Year 3 -  Session 3

 

Code

Courses

Cr

     
 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

     
 

Specialization 1 or 2 or 3

3

     

LEAD 643

Leadership Ethics and Christian Values

3

     

LERM 670 or LERM 680

Project/Thesis

6

     

Total

 

15

     

 

 

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