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MALS Leadership Concentration 2017

Master's in Liberal Studies (Leadership)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management jobs are expected to grow by six percent between 2014-2024, resulting in approximately 505,400 new jobs. Management positions vary widely, and so effective managers require both job-specific knowledge and training in a broad set of transferable skills. The Master of Art in Liberal Studies (Leadership concentration) is well-suited to meet these needs.

Students in this concentration will develop knowledge and skills in the following high-demand areas:

  • The ability to conduct advanced research
  • The ability to communicate clearly about complex topics
  • The ability to understand and work with people from diverse backgrounds and across cultures
  • Knowledge of contemporary social and political issues
  • Knowledge of historical and contemporary leadership philosophies from around the world and the ability to develop their own coherent leadership philosophy
  • Knowledge of how cultural, social, and psychological factors shape organizations and how they can be used to bring about positive institutional change
  • Additional general and specialized knowledge and skills customized to their individual needs

Build Your Career with a Leadership Degree

Excelsior enables you to earn your liberal arts degree while you fulfill your job responsibilities, family obligations, and other commitments. You'll do it by:

  • Transferring more prior college credits earned at other schools
  • Receiving credit for complete military training and workforce education
  • Taking online classes on a schedule that's convenient for you
  • Learning from knowledgeable, experienced faculty
  • Enjoying affordable tuition and fees

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MA Liberal Studies Leadership Credit Requirements

MA in Liberal Studies (Leadership) Credit Requirements

The MALS program requires 33 credits and is divided into three tiers.

Learn more about the credit requirements

Program Outcomes

The student who completes the program would be able to:

  • Demonstrate the integration and application of knowledge in two or more liberal arts and science disciplines.
  • Evaluate arguments for logical coherence and supporting evidence.
  • Create connections between issues and their historical and/or social context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences and knowledge of contributions from various cultures.
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical thought in the examination of a range of issues by designing and implementing a substantive research investigation.
  • Evaluate major historical and contemporary Western and non-Western philosophies of leadership and apply insights gained from them to real world problems.
  • Evaluate social, cultural, and/or psychological forces that shape organizational behavior and apply this knowledge to real world problems.

Catalog: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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Recognition for the Master's in Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program has been accepted into full membership by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP).