Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership At a Glance
Designed to entwine leadership theory and application with personal and professional growth and the empowering and transformational practice of mindfulness, the Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership is a holistic approach to a significant and much needed social science. Great leadership is desperately needed today. Will you rise to the call?
Leadership is generally understood as the intersection between a leader, followers, and a situation, with direction, alignment, and commitment being the action elements. The focus in this program is first on the individual--knowing yourself and leading from the inside out; then on the relational aspect--leadership only occurs in relationship with others; and finally, on the transpersonal level--uniting a group to something bigger than themselves. The Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership was designed to guide you through these core elements: bringing out your best self, enriching your abilities, and providing you with a framework in which to learn, apply, grow, and give back to the community.
Students who successfully complete the Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership will be able to:
- Articulate the fourteen leadership competencies and apply them in their own lives and in the context of addressing optimal leadership of people, teams, and organizations.
- Analyze the factors and dynamics involved in change and conflict; as well as, identify and critically examine their own attitudes and experiences with regard to change and conflict within themselves physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Graduates will address change and conflict management/resolution through an applicable project.
- Understand the power of a leader, use power ethically and skillfully according to the situation, and provide vision and direction to individuals, groups, and organizations.
- Reflect on their own skills and limitations as a leader, as evidenced by self-reflective exercises and performance in working with case studies.
- Develop the presence of mind in order to meet the demands of high performance leadership.
- Utilize a variety of theories and philosophies regarding moral rightness and wrongness in order to make ethical choices as a leader.
- Critically examine their own personal and intellectual journey as scholars in leadership studies and as evolving leaders.
- Demonstrate mastery of the theory, research, and skills for leadership.
- Articulate a broad understanding of key challenges and opportunities in leadership studies in various settings and contexts.
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate theory and practice by applying a theory to a particular situation or case study.
39 Credit Hours, 13 online courses, includes a Capstone Project (Degree Completion Plan)
All courses are offered online allowing students and faculty from all over the globe to interact and learn from one another. Courses are offered in in four, 12-week semesters.
Core Required Courses (30 credit hours)
Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours): Choose 3 of 8