Online Master of Arts

Online Master of Arts[br]Leadership



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Leadership Has Never Been More Important

Leaders all over the world are experiencing unprecedented change and uncertainty. St. Bonaventure University's online Master of Arts in Leadership will prepare you to lead in any business climate with a solid foundation of leadership skills in communication, strategic thinking, change management, innovation and team-building.

As you sharpen your leadership skills, they will be rooted in St. Bonaventure values, which means leading with compassion, humanity, ethics, integrity, and an aim towards positive social change and with the mindset of a servant leader.

Make an Impact — Immediately apply your growing leadership skills in organizational dynamics, mentorship, remote and global work environments, and more.

Communicate and Empower — Master the art of impactful communication to create genuine relationships, foster clarity and trust, and empower staff.

Grow Personally and Professionally — Hone your personal ethics code and motivations as a leader to think and operate on a completely different level, transitioning from individual contributor or manager to highly skilled, compassionate leader.

Graduates of our online Master of Arts in Leadership program not only become strong managers, but true servant leaders who can think strategically, empower and inspire others to fulfill their own potential, and communicate with eloquence and confidence.


Core Courses (30 credits)
  • LEAD 605 | Leadership and Values
  • LEAD 610 | Leadership and Diversity
  • LEAD 615 | Talent, Culture, and HR
  • LEAD 620 | Global Leadership
  • LEAD 625 | Organizational Structure and Behavior
  • LEAD 631 | Ethical Leadership and Inclusion
  • LEAD 635 | Conflict Resolution
  • LEAD 640 | Leading Change
  • LEAD 645 | Organizational Performance
  • LEAD 650 | Legal and Political Environment
Project in Strategic Leadership (2 credits)

The capstone course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize what they have learned about leadership during their graduate degree program and to demonstrate mastery of primary leadership competencies, concepts, principles and practices. Students will complete an in-depth case analysis to demonstrate their competence in identification, analysis and solution of leadership problems in organizations and society today.

Leadership Portfolio (1 credit)

Students will be expected to prepare a Leadership Portfolio of projects and activities that best demonstrates their professional development throughout the program. Students will be individually advised and coached on the quality and content of their portfolio and the goals achieved in the program.