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Master of Arts in Leadership program

Adventist University of Afrcia

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) Program at Adventist University of Africa is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, post-graduate program designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders. It provides an innovative and highly flexible approach to self-motivated learners to pursue a degree in the context of a learning community. As an interdisciplinary program, it is open to qualified individuals with a variety of professional backgrounds, including church administration, business, education, and health care.

Behind the crafting and mounting the MAL Program is a philosophical presupposition that good leadership education must be good and holistic. The conviction was that leadership was absolutely necessary for the ongoing efforts of developing human beings to their full God-given potential. The term Education fits appropriately in the conceptualization of leadership education that is offered by the Adventist University of Africa (AUA). Websters dictionary shows that the term carries two Latin roots —e- which means -out-, and -ducere- which means -to lead-. Simply put, true education has to do with leading the learner by eliciting the best of what the learner ought to become.

As has been observed by Maxwell, -everything rises and falls on leadership-. If -education- means -leading out-, then leadership education is doing what education is all about. For AUA -leadership- is the coordinating ethos of all the programs that the institution offers. With this understanding, the intention of the MAL is to shoot for the stars in developing leaders who will make qualitative difference in our contemporary society both inside and outside the church

Minimum Entry Requirements

Admission into the MAL Program is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of color, race, ethnic identity, gender, religion, or national origin. Potential students may apply at any time and be admitted subject to fulfilling all admission requirements.
Applications are on AUA Website. Applicants may download and complete the appropriate application form. Hard copies of application forms are also available from the admissions office of academic services.

In order to be admitted into the MAL Program, the applicant must:
 

  • Be holder of a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4 point scale) or its equivalent. For practical professional degrees like MAL , applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may be admitted on probation and must earn a 3.00 or better after two sessions/semesters. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue with the program if they remain on probationary status after two semesters/sessions.
  • Have four years of professional experience at the work place.
  • Be recommended in writing by the previous university where the baccalaureate degree was earned. (That University must also send to AUA admissions office direct, the original transcript of the applicant.). Other recommendations from a colleague in service of the relevant discipline, and another one may be required from a local Church Elder where the applicant has his/her membership.
  • Non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate their ability to study in English by:
  • A passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A passing score on the British Council English Language ( International English Language Test) or
  • An English proficiency certification from a recognized university.

Course Objectives

Objectives of the Leadership Program are broadly stated as follows:

  1. To meet the needs of mid-career leaders.
  2. To develop cross-functional management skills as well as applied cognitive and behavioral skill sets necessary to be an effective leader.
  3. To provide students with a very extensive knowledge-based and expertise in the art of effective leadership involving initiation, management, and mastery of change in organizations.
  4. To enable students to explore the critical leadership theories, paradigms, strategies, and styles that is used to solve problems effectively in a contemporary global environment.

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