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Master of Arts in Leadership

College of Business

Location: Online
Degree Type: 

Doane University’s Master of Arts in Leadership is a transformational educational experience that develops skilled, resilient, inclusive and ethical leaders. This program's unique emphasis is on “Living Leadership,” a concept that embraces everyday leadership – developing leaders of influence who make a positive difference at home, work, and in their communities.

The Masters in Leadership curriculum addresses critical challenges today’s leaders face in an increasingly complex and diverse world. Not only will students develop a solid foundation in leadership theory, they will learn how to apply their learning in any setting. Students will learn how emotional intelligence helps bridge differences that exist in our increasingly global world. They will develop innovative thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will develop the tools to lead strategically, communicate effectively, and help individuals and organizations navigate change successfully.

In the capstone courses, students will engage in deep self-reflection as they are challenged to be authentic, purpose-driven leaders. They will participate in experiential coaching partnerships as they develop and apply co-active coaching skills. As a culmination of their learning students will create their personal philosophy of leadership and formulate a vision for their desired leadership legacy.

Note: Courses for the Master of Arts in Leadership program are currently offered via distance learning, where students and faculty meet once a week over Zoom. This modality accommodates students' busy schedules while retaining the benefits of meeting together as a class. The classes offered as distance learning are not assessed a technology fee. In the future, we may offer online classes and those classes will be assessed a $30 per credit hour technology fee.

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Dana Miller

Director of Developing Leader Coaches Capstone Program
Graduate Business
Chair Gradaute Business Programs

Deb Sepich

Associate Professor of Business
Graduate Business

Megan Paulsen

Academic Advisor D/L
Lincoln Campus
Levi Bennett - Master of Arts in Management, Developing Leadership Emphasis
I know I am a better husband, father, and person for attending Doane.

Levi Bennett ’16
Master of Arts in Management, Developing Leader Coaches Capstone

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Sisters Christina & Mana Farahani
We've had such a great experience at Doane with the people, the classes, being able to lead and manage in our outside lives, professionally and personally.

Christina & Mana Farahani ’15
Master of Arts in Management, Leading Edge

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