Master of Arts in Leadership – Business Management Emphasis

Lead in the Business World with a Master’s Degree in Business Management

Managing a business isn’t easy – it takes expertise in organization, finance, communication and leadership. Our Master of Arts in Leadership with an emphasis in Business Management cultivates business leaders by addressing each of these subjects through engaging course material and peer discussions.

The degree program is ideal for both individuals with a background in business and individuals who are new to the business sphere. A master’s in business management prepares one to manage both finances and people in business using leadership strategies rooted in ethics.

Students in the program will gain a foundation in basic leadership principles through courses that explore topics such as project management, organizational culture, development and leading change. In addition, students will study topics specifically relating to business management, such as economic theory, legal environment, managerial accounting and managing a business from a Christian perspective.

This integration of disciplines shapes professionals into business leaders who are effective in creating healthy cultures in their businesses and in carrying out the day-to-day operations necessary for a company to succeed.

Since every course presents students with practical knowledge, students will graduate the program with work-ready skills that enable them to positively transform businesses. 

Why Choose MACU for a Master of Arts in Leadership with a Business Management Emphasis?

At Mid-America Christian University, we aim to send out graduates who are prepared to make an impact in the world by instilling in students applicable knowledge and Christ-like character.

Our master’s in business management program reflects this goal, as every instructor is experienced in the subject he or she is teaching and is committed to teaching students concepts and skills proven successful in managing a business. Also, every course includes an ethical component, so students are equipped to address every area of business management with the virtues of Christ in mind.

Our six-week courses, whether taken on-campus or online, are designed to work around the schedules of working adults, making it possible for students to earn a master’s degree without sacrificing excellence in work and family commitments.

Master's in Leadership, Business Management - Oklahoma

What You Can Do with a Master’s in Business Management

  • Project Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
Master's in Leadership, Business Management - Oklahoma

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ECON5213 Economic Theory and Application
This course is a survey of economics. The course covers how modern economics evolved, supply and demand, national income accounting, money and banking, market structures and contemporary economic issues. Both macroeconomic and microeconomic principles are covered.
MGMT5113 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces the theories of behavior in human management. A critical analysis is performed on the contributions to the organizational behavior discipline and its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of culture development, time management, job design, change, motivation, leadership development, communication, small group dynamics, and negotiation in the business setting.
MGMT5233 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
This course examines the marketing functions and strategies related to the product, place, price and promotion of goods or services provided by the organization. The student will become familiar with the elements of a marketing plan and will be capable of analyzing complex situations leading to feasible solutions.
MGMT5353 Communication in Professional Organizations
This course is designed to groom the aspiring business professional leader to deliver professional, concise, powerful, and audience appropriate communication by utilizing the most acceptable tools, modes and media available. This will also sensitize the professional to appropriate communication etiquette and protocols to help ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the intended message.
MGMT5413 Legal Environment
This course examines the impact of laws and the legal system on the business environment and managerial decision making. Major topics include: contracts, commercial transactions, agency relationships, organization choices, federal-state-local governance with special emphasis on EEOC and ADA issues, property law, and hiring practices. Special emphasis will be placed on recent court cases impacting the business arena.
ML5111 Program Orientation
This course serves as an orientation to the Master of Leadership and Master of Leadership Public Administration degree programs explaining the program elements of mentorship, research, scholarly writing, collaboration and the Christian worldview including social equity.
ML5123 Organizational Culture and Behavior
This course examines organizational culture in terms of its history, setting, characteristics, components, and different types of interventions. Students will consider the perspectives of sociology and other social sciences as they explore personal and organizational values, communication and social networks, community trends, and forecasting for the future. Every leader who has served more than one organization is well aware of the likelihood of differences, but is often inadequately trained to diagnose and create workable solutions to the problems facing the particular group they are leading.
ML5143 Leadership Theory and Practice
This course explores the history and development of leadership theory as well as the role of leadership in the students’ current organizational settings. Although leadership and management are not the same, they are often confused. The unique features of each are studied along with practical application of case studies of current leaders as well as from history. Managers develop subordinates, leaders develop followers, and the most highly successful leaders develop leaders. Students will evaluate their own leadership style using the Leadership Practices Inventory developed by Kouzes and Posner. Students will gain hands-on experience by analyzing their performance in a current or new leadership role.
ML5163 Training and Development
This course addresses the core aspects of instructional systems design as applied to workforce learning and performance. Learners apply key principles involved in assessing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating employee development and performance improvement programs. Learners gain hands-on experience by creating an active training event.
ML5243 Leading Change
Leaders often attempt changes that they believe are critical to the survival of the organization only to find those changes are resisted by the very people the leader is attempting to help. People's response to change depends on the degreeto which they understand the need for change, are involved in teh change process, and understand the implications the change has for their roles. This class explores the processes necessary to identify the need for change using appropriate models, plan the process of change, obtain authorization for the change and motivate the appropriate stakeholders to ensure success.
ML5313 Project Management
This course presents the technical, managerial and organizational concepts and tactics associated with managing projects. Topics include the skills, tools, and techniques for projecting activities to achieve project requirements while using processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Studens will be required to evaluate a recent change process in which they participated, created a project managment structure for a needed change project, and to initiate the change process in their own setting using project management models.
ML5363 Communication for Leadership
This course focuses on the philosophy and behaviors associated with leadership communication in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on unique aspects of messages as individuals enact leadership roles. Includes an overview of emerging technologies, use of social media and multimedia, and an analysis of the social and behavioral effect of these technologies on human interaction in intra- and inter-agency contexts.
ML6112 Case Study Presentation
Students will present their case study. The written report of the case study will conform to APA standards. The project will include analysis of the data collected. Students will also present their findings orally from an outline.
PMIN5123 Business Management from a Christian Worldview
This course examines the influence that social, cultural, and religious environments exert on institutional behavior, particularly focused on the development of an appreciation for the Christian worldview. Included are the changing nature of the business system, the policy process, corporate power, and organizational and societal reaction to these environmental forces. The roots of ethical behavior and the societal benefits of proper ethical behavior will also be examined.

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