Bethel University Adds Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Lissa Diaz

Bethel University has added a graduate level leadership program in business to supplement the existing MBA program. This new program, the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MLED), emphasizes qualitative business disciplines rather than the quantitative components of accounting, economics and finance found in the MBA. The MLED is a professional degree for people involved in management and leadership.

It is useful for those holding or aspiring to hold leadership positions in businesses, not-for-profit organizations, churches, and service organizations. The degree is also appropriate for entrepreneurs or budding entrepreneurs who wish to own their own businesses.

 The MLED program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to fully comprehend the theories and practices of business, including leadership, management and strategic thinking. Upon completion, students will be equipped to apply what they have learned to managerial decision making, organizational strategy and problem solving. Graduates will be prepared with the skills necessary to better serve their employers, creating competitive advantage for the companies they serve.

Courses are offered in an accelerated seven-week format, with a four-hour class session once per week in the evening from 6 to 10 p.m. or online.* Each course carries three graduate hours of credit. Student are required to complete 36 hours (12 courses) to earn the MLED degree. The format of the program enables students to continue to work full-time while enrolled.

The program format is also flexible enough to allow students to begin their studies at any time during the academic year and suspend study for a session or semester if the need arises. Although some courses require specified competence for enrollment, rigid sequencing of courses is not a feature of the MLED program.

Find more information here.  

*Summer courses will be conducted in an all-online format due to COVID-19. On-campus courses are scheduled to resume meeting in the fall as long as conditions permit.

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