The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership: Church Leadership track develops effective Christian leaders for dynamic roles in church and parachurch organizations through a theologically-informed, theoretically-grounded, and practically-applied curriculum.
Through this program, you will gain communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, and will apply leadership theories, principles, and ecclesial leadership skills in a collaborative environment.
Christian leaders must possess an ethically and morally responsible vision, sensitivity to multifaceted personal and organizational problems, the capability to identify and implement strategic solutions, cultural competence in addressing the needs of diverse settings, the aptitude to motivate others toward shared goals and objectives, and to fulfill these responsibilities with Christian values and mission. This program will help you study, develop, and apply these leadership essentials.
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Interested in starting your journey to a MA in Strategic Leadership at NCU?
Why earn a graduate degree at North Central?
North Central University’s College of Graduate and Professional Education offers a master’s-level strategic leadership degree, a program designed to prepare you for meaningful work in the marketplace and leadership in your business, church, or organization. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader and increase your existing knowledge and skills in ways that will apply immediately to your life and career.
A FLEXIBLE FORMAT FOR YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE
The Strategic Leadership: Church Leadership degree track is 36 credits and is designed to be finished in 12 courses, allowing you to start and finish quickly and efficiently. All required courses are offered every academic year so you can move through the program on a schedule that works for you.
Our M.A. in Strategic Leadership is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
North Central University is also a participating institution in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
The College of Graduate and Professional Education is a member of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).
What sets us apart
The proof is in the people
Value and Affordability
Our graduate courses provide a value-driven approach to leadership education that will develop the skills necessary to lead organizations effectively while focusing on the personal formation and interpersonal skills of the leader.
Our graduate program has the lowest cost (overall per credit) for a program of our type in the Twin Cities.
Remaining one of the most affordable Christian colleges is something we strive for. Plus, we understand that no one wants to shoulder the financial burden of furthering their education alone. We offer a no-interest monthly payment plan (the Ram Plan) that breaks up the cost of obtaining your degree into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Discounts and scholarships are available for full-time NCU employees, NCU alumni, Assemblies of God and Pentecostal Family Credentialed Ministers, and full-time Assemblies of God church employees.
Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing graduate degrees.
We understand the value that a graduate degree can have for your career and your life. We also understand how valuable your time and resources are. Our program is tailored to benefit you in a number of ways:
- Evening classes to fit comfortably with your daily schedule
- Fast-track options for obtaining your degree quicker (1, 2, and 3-year options)
- Classes conveniently held on our campus in downtown Minneapolis
- Classes offered in a variety of formats: on-campus, online, weekend, and hybrid.
The Master’s in Strategic Leadership is now offered fully online!
Our graduate faculty are experts in their fields and highly-experienced professionals in a variety of areas. They teach practical, applicable skills based on real-world scenarios, preparing you to meet the challenges of leadership head-on.
Our undergraduate degrees are designed to feed directly into our M.A. in Strategic Leadership program, so after you earn your B.A. you can earn a master’s degree with one additional year of education.