MA Behavioral Leadership and Management

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The Master of Arts in Behavioral Leadership and Management is designed for individuals who need a more in-depth and comprehensive preparation for leadership than that provided in the Master of Science program.  The Master of Arts program provides the student with knowledge and skills for leading individuals, groups and organizations.  The program addresses the behavioral attributes and appropriate leadership skills for organizations as well as individuals.  The student will be prepared to perform leadership responsibilities for industry, business, organizations or informal groups. Through the down-sizing, re-engineering, and global competitive forces of recent years, today’s organizations have fewer professionals who carry a heavier workload than in previous decades.  Likewise, the extremely tight labor market in today’s organizations must provide a work environment and benefits designed to keep its most productive employees or lose them to other organizations, or worse, competitors.  As a result of this changing workplace, today’s management professionals must be well versed in a wide variety of management skills that include team building, leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiations, diversity issues, productivity improvement strategies, planning, organizational development and change, and creative and efficient use of emerging technologies.  Equally important, in keeping with Amridge University’s Christian heritage, these skills are provided in a context of ethical and moral approaches that are so badly needed in today’s society and business world.  The Master of Arts in Behavioral Leadership and Management is specially designed to provide our graduates with these critical skills and knowledge that will help them in an organization in today’s competitive workplace.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Behavioral Leadership and Management Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Implement necessary knowledge and skills for leading individuals in church settings or in other groups and organizations.
  2. Perform leadership responsibilities for church, industry, business, or informal groups.
  3. Discuss a wide variety of leadership and management strategies.
  4. Seek employment to teach on the college level.
  5. Identify ways to change behaviors within organizations.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

LD 6555 – Strategies for Organizational Change

 Graduation Requirements for the Master of Arts in Behavioral Leadership and Management

Before being graduated with the Master of Arts in Behavioral Leadership and Management, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    A total of 60 graduate semester hours of the required course work.

2.    At least 35 of the graduate semester hours must be from Amridge University.  

3.    Complete all required coursework for the degree;

4.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

5.    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate. Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.