Where Can This Degree Take Me?
The MA in Leadership program is intended for faith-minded individuals who want to enhance their leadership capabilities. Perhaps you are a mid-range manager who wants more education to help press in on your increasing responsibilities. Maybe you are someone who feels that God has called you to work with a diverse group of individuals to realize certain ambitions but you realize you need more tools to do this well. The MA in Leadership program is the bridge that can help you get to the next level.
The MA in Leadership is designed to empower you to lead more effectively. You will be challenged to enrich your character by developing your ability to make ethically sound and biblically principled decisions and by gaining wisdom for managing relationships within and outside the corporate world. Choose from one of our three emphases: Organizational Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership or International Leadership.
Perhaps you are enrolled in another Graduate or Divinity school program and want to add a second degree to hone your skills for success in an organization. The MA in Leadership program might be the bridge that helps you get to the next level. ￼￼￼
What makes the MA in Leadership Distinctive?
Christian convictions should make a difference in how one leads. Trinity draws from a long Christian intellectual tradition that informs our curriculum. We seek to bring faith, life, and learning to bear on the endeavor of leadership. This commitment is clearly demonstrated in our approach to various topics such as ethics, followership, and mentoring.
The MA in Leadership degree emphasizes connection to expert practitioners and mentors. Integration of practitioner’s perspective in every area of discipline is a core value. Building networks of relationship with field leaders is a priority in every course.
As our world becomes increasingly globalized, so does the task of relating cross-culturally for the leader. Engagement with culture from a Christ-centered foundation that is intellectually rigorous and highly relevant is our perspective. We are committed to high standards of research, thinking, and living as a means of preparing students to be responsive leaders in the face of an ever-changing context. On our campuses are students representing over 30 different countries and every corner of the US. If you have not fully wrestled with the changing dynamics of contextualization, or the skills to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment, you will be prompted to reach that potential.
Designed for the Life Engaged Learner
Adult Learners bring a wealth of understanding from their life and vocational experience. You should not have to disengage from your responsibilities to be a better leader. Our program is designed to accommodate your work obligations while allowing you to make timely progress. If you have to be out of town for business we can work with you to stay connected. A motivated part-time student can complete this program in as little as 36 months, mostly attending one night a week. Daytime, modular, and online classes are also available. Our program coordinator will work with you to complete your program according to your scheduling needs
What Will I Study?
In addition to the core required courses across all programs, students pursuing an MA in Leadership will focus on the following areas: