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Master of Arts in Leadership/Master of Arts in Management


In an ever-globalizing environment, the leaders of tomorrow need both the hard skills of management and the soft skills of leadership. This dual degree program is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of management in specialized arenas (such as health care management, or human resource management) alongside a broad range of leadership skills (such as leading change, leadership communication, and leading in cross-cultural settings).


In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.


Principles of Management
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts 

NOTE: The prerequisites above may be satisfied if the student has completed undergraduate courses that the MA in Management Program Director deems to be equivalent to the ones listed above. In order to satisfy this requirement, students must have attained a grade of B or above in the course(s).


Continuance in each program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum


MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

MA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change  
MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 - Revolutionary Power: Leadership in the Lives of the Founding Fathers (Experiential Learning Trip to Washington, D.C. or Boston)
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6304 - Leadership Communication
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership
MAL 6307 - Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)*

MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


MANA 6319 - Operational Finance
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies
Select a
MA in Management 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)
Six (6) hours of the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Management Required Curriculum.


6 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

30 hours

MA in Leadership Required Curriculum

24 hours

MA in Management Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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