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Managing, analyzing, and implementing organizational change can be a challenging endeavor in rapidly changing business and not-for-profit environments. Nurturing happy employees, managing conflict, and making the best decisions with the available information are not easily learned skills. By learning to analyze social situations, identify areas of constructive change, and communicate effectively you’ll be capable of clearing any hurdle that might present itself in a supervisory role. With this degree you’ll be able to demonstrate to hiring professionals your expert training to lead, engage and foster organizational comradery.
This degree is offered by AU Midwest.
Our Master of Arts degree in Management and Change Leadership is an innovative, student-centered, professional education for adults. You will learn and practice how to analyze and manage organizational and other social situations, identify areas for constructive change, and lead efforts to move beyond obstacles to necessary change.
You will discover approaches to skillful communication that prevent unnecessary conflict and behavioral problems, to create healthy organizational cultures that support success. You will learn much more about “how things work” in our complicated world, and use these insights in every professional and personal setting. With mastery in this knowledge and these skills, you will help individuals achieve organizational goals and adapt to change, while you manage and lead the way to healthier and stronger performances.
In the Antioch tradition, the graduate degree in Management and Change Leadership has transformative impacts on our adult students in their professional and personal lives and performance. Students increase their capacity to understand and acquire skills to deal with complex situations in ways sorely needed by most organizations and communities. And since change is a constant challenge in organizations, communities, and societies, those who gain mastery through this professional degree have a wide range of career opportunities.
Master’s Degree Requirements (36 semester credits)
- 33 or 30 credits in online courses (10 or 11 courses)
- 3 or 6 credits in online capstone experience (3 cr seminar or 6 cr thesis)
- Brief on-campus residencies: 2-day residency before each semester (3 days for new students). Residencies are generally on weekends.
- Three (3) 2-day skill building workshops
- Critical Thinking in Professional and Academic Writing
- Research Methods
- Foundation in Management & Change Leadership
- Communication, Action Inquiry, & Behavioral Development
- Three 1-credit courses built around 3 Skills Workshops
- Organizational Behavior
- Budgeting & Ethics Under Stress
- Deliberation & Complex Decision Making
- Leadership, Identity, and Development
- Group & Team Development, Conflict, and Collaboration
- Systems Thinking for a Complex World