Masters in Management Online

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Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Master of Arts in Leadership and Management

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 36
Cost Per Credit Hour: $475


The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Leadership and Management program consists of 36 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The masters in management online degree is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule. Blended and on-campus options are also available.

The masters in management, offered online and on-campus, promotes ways to balance intersocial relationships and business skills, allowing managers and leaders to maximize their influence and motivate members in their organizations. The content of the program is very important to managers and leaders since their organizational members’ level of investment determines their success. By properly leveraging their influence and motivation, graduates will help organizational members find purpose and meaning within the mission and vision of their organization.

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Ldrshp, Mgmt, Influen & Change

This course provides an overview of leadership, management, influence, social power dynamics, and change theories and practices, emphasizing application to the challenges and opportunities facing for-profit corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Introduces the philosophies and methodological approaches underlying the Master of Arts in Leadership and Management as well as the writing and online research skills students will use in this program.


Applied Moral & Ethical Ldrshp

This course connects morality, ethics, and values with leadership and influence. Students explore and respond to challenging organizational dilemmas while balancing personal integrity and organization goals from the perspective of Christianity and vocational ethics, incorporating these elements into the personal and professional decision-making process.


Strategic Organiz Research

This course provides students with the ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize complex credible information about a topic of interest using quantitative and qualitative action research methodologies. Students choose a topic that relates to leadership, management, and/or social power dynamics and properly leverage their influence as they complete an action research project using a strategy to improve an organizational situation. While the emphasis of this course is on applied methods of research, an overview of the theory and some of the political and ethical implications of research will also be covered.


Project & Quality Management

This course covers the practical aspects of completing tasks while working with, leading, and influencing teams in a project environment for high quality results. Students will learn how to effectively manage projects using software tools that focus on the various related leadership issues, such as monitoring needs compared with current action, team dynamics, planning, execution, problem-solving, closure, and assessment. Discussion may include appropriate quality measures including Reengineering, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Office Kaizen, and Process Improvement.


Financial Mgmt for Leaders

This course explores the practical aspects of the strategic and operational roles of financial management, accounting, analysis, and an introduction to finance-based decision-making related to working capital and long-term financing and investment. Students will learn the impact of a leader and/or manager


Strategic Ldrshp & Process Imp

This course examines the leader and manager


Legal Issues Today's Leaders

This course explores how the legal environment can influence a leader


Organizational Culture Mgmt

This course explores how leaders manage the soft, relationship skills of organizational life to leverage their experience and practical research as they successfully influence innovative, disciplined, and well-led organizations. Topics explore strategies to a) assess an organization


Ldrshp & Mgmt Res, Synthesis..

This course offers students the opportunity to leverage their learning from the entire program. They will reflect their learning related to leadership, management, and social influence on topics relevant to their professional organizational setting.  Students will also complete significant final steps in their research and present a formal report on their action research project.


Contextual Global Experience

This international travel experience includes preparatory readings, comparative analysis, and reflection on a distinct leadership, management, or social influence topic that bridges learning to application in the organizational setting. (May be substitiuted for MLM 542.


1. Apply Online

2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

4. Submit a current, professional resume.

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Chat Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Start Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Wednesday
Class Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Chat Time: 7-8 p.m. CST