Augsburg University

M.A. On Campus Online Blended
12 months
794 USD/credit
794 USD/credit
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The MA in Leadership program from Augsburg University is a cross-disciplinary program of liberal arts that — like Augsburg’s undergraduate program — builds skills in communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, as well as increasing students’ self-confidence and risk-taking.


In the 1980s, while other schools offered graduate programs to develop managers, Augsburg created a program to develop leaders. The result was the distinctive Master of Arts in Leadership degree and the leadership development model that drives the program.  The program’s hundreds of graduates can attest to the difference it’s made in their careers and in their lives.

The goal of the Leadership program from Augsburg University is not only the study of leadership, but also the development of leaders, which transforms the individual during the process.

Students enter the MAL program for many of the same reasons adult students enter other graduate programs — enhancement of current job or career skills, improved opportunities for promotion, change of careers, or personal growth. What students experience in the program is often much less tangible — increased self-confidence, greater willingness to take risks and the ability to communicate more easily in the workplace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Responsible Leadership for the 21st Century
  • Evaluating Empirical Research
  • Self-Identity and Values: Keys to Authentic Leadership
  • Organization Theory and Leadership
  • Design and Leadership
  • Leadership in a Global Society
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Nicaraguan Experience
  • Colloquium of Contemporary Theories of Leadership
  • Integrating the Theory and Practice of Responsible Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form
  • A 1-3 page personal statement in response to the prompts that can be found in the application.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from an immediate supervisor, assessing leadership potential
  • Recommendation letter from a work colleague (at the same level) describing the applicant’s work style and leadership potential
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript(s) from the regionally-accredited institution granting the Bachelor’s degree and the most recently attended institution, if not the same. Military veterans are required to submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions to qualify for military benefits.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    794 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 794 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    794 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 794 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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