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.
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
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
The graduate program in Management and Change Leadership is designed to accomplish the following learning outcomes so students graduate with demonstrable mastery:
- Think critically to integrate theory and practice tailored to diverse situations.
- Analyze organizational situations with critical assessment of their systemic contexts and opportunities.
- Predict and manage organizational conflicts.
- Lead ethical decision making processes that address situational complexity and multiple perspectives.
- Communicate ethically, effectively, and strategically.
- Continuously improve their social effectiveness through critical reflective practices that strengthen personal development.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application Form
- Write and submit an Admissions Essay answering each of the following questions in meaningful detail. For the Master of Arts degree(s), please reflect upon and summarize (one to five-page Word document):
- How do you think a Master’s degree can serve your educational goals in a way some other kind of professional degree cannot?
- What do you like to read, and why?
- What are your educational, professional and personal learning goals and how do they interrelate?
- A low residency distance learning program, such as MCL, works best for students who can demonstrate the following:
- A strong vision for why an individualized course of study meets your areas of interests better than an already designed, traditional program
- Self-direction and self-motivation
- Strong writing skills
- Comfort and experience with computers and internet technology
- What did you learn about yourself in your undergraduate years with respect to your study and time management habits, and how will you use this learning to help you succeed in graduate school?
- What support do you need at Antioch and from family and workplace to help you be successful in graduate school?
- Why is Antioch University Midwest a good fit for achieving your educational goals?
- Request transcripts from all colleges and universities you have previously attended. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Antioch University, in an unopened sealed envelope. We also accept e-transcripts! Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit all materials to:
Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
|Semester||Application Deadlines||Classes Begin|
|Spring 2018||December 15, 2018||January 19, 2018|
|Fall 2018||August 15, 2018||August 27, 2018|
|Spring 2019||January 8, 2019||January 21, 2019|
|Master’s Programs||Cost/Credit Hour||Total Number of Credits||Half Time (3 credit hours)||Full Time (6 credit hours)||Total Program Cost||General Fee per term|
|Management & Change Leadership||$799||36||$2397||$4794||$28764||$75|
|Individualized Master of Arts||$799||36||$2397||$4794||$28764||$75|
|Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership||$799||42||$2397||$4794||$33558||$75|
Please note: Additional fees for all AUM programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A majority of AUM students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUM.
Residencies are an important component of the coursework. The residencies contribute to the development of a learning community, which helps to sustain the student during the at-home portion of the academic program.
The low residency model provides the:
- Ability to participate from home or anywhere in the world that has Internet access
- Opportunity to complete a graduate program while continuing to meet obligations to family, work and community
- Venue to engage with leading scholars in the field
Residencies are hosted on AUM’s campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.