Why MA in Leadership & Organizational Development 4+1?

Why Master of Arts in Leadership & Organizational Development?

More than ever before, we need to practice leadership capable of adapting to our changing, interdependent, and uncertain world. This means that learning, relationships, and collaboration are key ingredients in leadership for the 21st century and enable you to solve problems and create positive change in the workplace, in our communities, and in society.

Those who complete the MA in Leadership and Organizational Development 4+1 degree will: 

  • Identify a range of key distinctions and trends in the field of leadership
  • Recognize leadership as more than a role and a position, but as an activity in which all people participate as well
  • Analyze and explain complex ideas and perspective in clear, accessible, and compelling ways
  • Demonstrate enhanced critical and creative thinking toward more skillful action in work and life
  • Navigate ambiguity, uncertainty, and complexity with greater skillfullness
  • Positively influence people and organizations through greater self-awareness, critical thinking, self-reflection, constructive communication, mindfulness, collaboration, and action learning
  • Reflect deeply on your own cultural embeddedness and identities and acquire skills to approach, analyze, and engage with the diverse global culture in which you live and work 
  • Formulate a personal leadership philosophy and practice; articulate and act in greater congruence between your personal values and your vision for leadership

Wherever your path may be, leadership will assist you in your journey.