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MA in Executive Leadership

The online Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program from Liberty University was designed especially for aspiring business leaders who have bachelor's degrees not related to business. Read on for course information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Executive Leadership

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Liberty University's online Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program applicants must have excellent communication skills and be capable of building relationships. Listening skills and coaching abilities are recommended. Applicants to Liberty University's graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program at Liberty University is designed to teach students about legal issues in business such as contracts, insurance, intellectual property, and international trade practices. Corporate responsibility topics are discussed from a Christian world view, including the importance of ethical business practices. The program will attempt to teach students to communicate effectively with stakeholders. The necessity of using information technology to accomplish such communication is also explored. Accounting and organizational behavior courses are included in the curriculum.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership:

There are 30 credits in Liberty University's Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program. The program includes 10 core courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 credit hours)

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Accounting for Non-financial Managers
  • Effective Executive Communication
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing and Leading Across Cultures
  • Legal Issues in Business
  • Students choose 3 credit hours of the following:
    • Business Common Professional Components
    • Non-profit Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Finishing students might find value in the prospect of gaining a doctoral degree upon graduation. Students could be able to learn even more about effective business management practices, and they might have the opportunity to complete a doctoral research project. The following doctoral programs might serve as a follow-up to Liberty University's online MA in Executive Leadership program:

  • Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership
  • Doctor of Executive Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of Liberty University's online Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program could have the requisite knowledge of best practices in business to pursue entirely new career opportunities. Employment settings might include corporations, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. Opportunities may not be limited to:

  • Company executive
  • Organizational manager
  • Business development executive
  • Business owner

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