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College of General Studies

Master of Science in Leadership and Management

Through the downsizing, 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 Science in 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 Science in Leadership and Management Program, the graduate will be able to:

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

  1. Apply a wide variety of management skills which are effective in church settings or in other groups and organizations;
  2. Demonstrate how ethical and moral regulations needed to operate in social, religious, and business communities might be implemented;
  3. Develop a research plan/ business proposal that incorporates appropriate legal and ethical considerations;
  4. Identify conflict resolutions, diversity issues, and productive improvement strategies;
  5. Plan for and develop change.

Graduation Requirements for the Master of Science in Leadership and Management

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

1. A total of 40 graduate semester hours of the required course work;

2. At least 25 of the graduate semester hours must be from Amridge University.

3. Complete all required coursework for the degree;

4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;

5. Students who expect to pursue further graduate study beyond this degree should maintain a 3.0 GPA; 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.

The Master of Science in Leadership and Management may be completed in 4 semesters. A student may take his or her courses on a part-time (one course per semester) or full-time basis (two courses per semester).

The Course Requirements of 40 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Science in Leadership and Management includes program specific courses (30 semester hours) and non-specific courses (10 semester hours).

Required Courses for the Master of Science
in Leadership and Management
Sem. Hrs.
Specific Courses
LD 6551 Leadership Foundations 5
LD 6552 Building Effective Organizations 5
LD 6553 Leadership Vision and Values 5
LD 6555 Strategies for Organizational Change 5
LD 6557 Organizational Communication 5
RS 6539 Research and Evaluation 5
Total Specific Course Hours 30
Non-Specific Courses
The Student May Choose From Two of The Following:
LD 6520 Managerial Finance
LD 6554 Systems for Today’s Leaders
LD 6556 Organizational Group Leadership
LD 6558 Theories of Motivational Leadership
LD 6559 Military Leadership Models
LD 6560 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LD 6561 Organizational Development
LD 6562 Spiritual Leadership within the Organization
LD 6570 Organizational Behavior
LD 6572 Management of Teams
LD 6573 Project Management
LD 6574 Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring
LD 6575 Team Leadership for Church Development
LD 6580 Human Resource Leadership
RS 6545 Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology
Total Non-Specific Course Hours 10
Total Hours for Masters Degree 40

Common Titles:

  • District Manager
  • Bank Investment Sales Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Manager
  • Software Implementation Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Pulpit Minister
  • Elder
  • Youth Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Minister of Education

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