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.
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 three, 14-week semesters.
Core Required Courses (30 credit hours)
Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours): Choose 3 of 8