Administrative Leadership

Quick Facts

Deadline: May 1

Classes Begin:  June 11

Credit Hours: 33

Delivery: Online and Onsite**

**Onsite courses are currently offered at Fort Sill, Lawton, OKOnsite courses may also be offered at other locations depending on location enrollment. 

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Envision a Better Tomorrow

Seeing a better tomorrow is an important part of what leaders do. Personal and organizational transformation begins with a vision—a dream about possibilities. While hard work is often required to close the gap between current reality and an envisioned future, the payoff can be tremendously rewarding.

The Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership (MAAL) program enables you to increase your ability to lead, as well as shows you how to help organizations enhance their overall leadership capacity. You will expand your self-awareness, learn how to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations, and gain knowledge about how to develop these vital leadership skills in others.

The MAAL program will help you turn your vision for a better tomorrow into a reality.

A Program Designed for You

The MAAL program provides an applied approach to the study and practice of leadership. We designed the program to meet the needs of working adults while maintaining a commitment to providing an affordable, high-quality education and an enjoyable learning experience.

You will learn from a team that is dedicated to your success. Most importantly, you can tailor the leadership degree program to meet your career interests by choosing one of three specialty tracks.

What to Expect

Once admitted, we will connect you to an MAAL program advisor to help answer any questions you may have as you move through the program. As you begin your coursework, you will interact with other students from all over the country and abroad as you engage in lively online discussions. Finally, you will learn from talented and experienced instructors who care about your success.

All MAAL graduate courses are 16 weeks long for fall and spring semester, and eight weeks long for summer. Most students choose to take two courses (or six credit hours) in the spring and fall semesters and one course (or three credit hours) in the summer. However, you can design a degree plan that fits your unique work and life circumstances. To ensure that the program meets your needs, you should discuss your degree plan with your program advisor.

What You'll Learn

  • Enhancing individual, team, and organizational effectiveness
  • Creating high-performance teams
  • Theories and application of management and leadership principles
  • Driving and managing change
  • Applied research methods
  • Aligning people with organizational strategies
  • Building and changing organizational culture
  • Organizational communication
  • Ethics and leadership

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Administrative Leadership 

Helping today’s professionals become ethical, efficient, and effective leaders.

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