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Master of Arts in Leadership

Online Program
Strong and strategic leadership is necessary in today’s business environment. That’s why University of Jamestown offers a master’s in leadership online degree program that gives emerging leaders the skills and perspective to help businesses, non-profits, and healthcare organizations navigate a complicated world.

  • Online delivery designed to meet the needs of working professionals
  • Cohort model where you form supportive, personal relationships with other classmates
  • 3 start options per year: January, May or August
  • Receive individual attention and advising
  • Interact with engaging faculty
  • Apply the skills you have acquired to your affiliated organization during a final project


A graduate degree in leadership develops your self-awareness as a leader, which then serves as the foundation for developing your ability to effectively lead people. You will learn how to manage organizational change, use strategic thinking to participate in long-term business planning, and rely on strong business ethics to give you confidence making decisions in real-world situations.

PERSONALIZE YOUR DEGREE

You can choose to take specialized courses in

Business, Non-Profit
or
Healthcare Leadership

Partnership Program

Employees of businesses that partner with UJ receive a 10% discount on tuition for the Master of Arts in Leadership program.

  • Anne Carlsen Center
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Bell Bank
  • Bethany Retirement Living
  • Family Wellness
  • Fargo Park District
  • Gate City Bank
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley
  • Integreon
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Make A Wish ND
  • NISC
  • Northwestern Bank
  • Prairie Staffing
  • Preference Employment Solutions
  • Sanford Health


NO RÉSUMÉ GAPS. NO MISSED FAMILY TIME. NO WORRIES.

You shouldn’t have to pause your life to advance your career. With 24/7 access to our online classrooms, you can complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you.

100%

Placement rate for 2018 Master of Arts in Leadership graduates

$16K

Median increase in earnings of a graduate-degree holder vs. an undergraduate-degree holder1Based on data from “The Economic Value of College Majors 1


This degree program’s 100% online format makes it a great way to continue your professional studies. As you learn from effective leaders, not only will you position yourself for the next step in your career advancement — you will also gain knowledge, insight, and interpersonal skills that you can apply and begin to practice immediately in all types of situations.

Sandi Piatz

Graduated: 2018
Microsoft, Fargo, ND

“An exceptionally well rounded executive leadership program with flexibility for someone who is balancing multiple schedules between work, community service, and family life.”

OTHER PLACES OUR ALUMNI WORK

Microsoft | CHI St. Alexius Health |
Sanford Health | University of Jamestown

Admission Criteria

  • A degree from an approved institution
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher


We do not require GRE or GMAT test scores.


Admission Process


FINANCIAL AID


COST OF ATTENDANCE 2019/2020


COST OF ATTENDANCE 2020/2021




TUITION | COURSEWORK

To earn the master of arts in leadership (MAL) credential, students must complete a curriculum of 36 graduate credit hours, at $438 per credit. After completing core courses, students will take additional courses specific to one of three tracks: business, healthcare, and nonprofit.

CORE COURSES*
Course Title (credits)
LDRS 500 Foundations of Leadership (3)
LDRS 502 Organizational Theory (3)
LDRS 501 Research (3)
LDRS 504 Communication, Conflict Resolution and Negotiations (3)
LDRS 505 Diversity (3)
LDRS 503 Leadership Ethics (3)
LDRS 507 Public Policy (3)
LDRS

610

Servant/Transformational Leadership (3)

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP TRACK
Course Title (credits)
LDRS 506 Strategy, Innovation, and Imagination (3)
LDRS 601 Advanced Strategic and Human Resource Management (3)
LDRS 602 International Business (3)
LDRS 699 Leadership Practicum (3)

NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP TRACK
Course Title (credits)
LDRS TBA Strategy of Non-Profit Organizations (3)
LDRS 612 Justice and Forgiveness (3)
LDRS 611 Grant Writing (3)
LDRS 699 Leadership Practicum (3)

HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP TRACK
Course Title (credits)
LDRS TBA Landscape of Healthcare Operations (3)
LDRS TBA Healthcare Policy and Finance (3)
LDRS TBA Health Systems Leadership (3)

*Final Approval Pending


The leadership practicum (LDRS 699) or capstone course is an opportunity for students to show that they have achieved the learning goals of the masters in leadership program. This course is a comprehensive project that gives students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the various courses of the program. University of Jamestown is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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