The MA in Leadership program is offered as a two-year blended delivery program that combines online learning with two two-week on-campus learning experiences. This allows working professionals to benefit from the synergy of on-campus learning and direct interaction with leading faculty members, while meeting the demands of their career and lifestyle.
On-campus Learning Experiences
Students can expect to work hard during the on-campus residency period. The normal classroom schedule is Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Assignments, readings, and team meetings are done outside of these hours. In addition to the educational activities, there may be planned recreational events. Full attendance at the two on campus periods is mandatory; however, students are not required to live on campus.
Prior to commencing each course, students are provided with a series of mailers that include resources and readings. Once the online course begins, students will work through the weekly requirements on the Moodle platform according to their own schedules, while ensuring they meet the deadlines for activities and assignments.
Normally, students will take three online courses at a time in their first three months, for a period of 12 weeks. A level of effort of approximately 10 hours per week, per course is required. This means a commitment of approximately 30 hours per week depending on the schedule. During the first online courses, the amount of time required may be higher, as students familiarize themselves with our learning technologies.
We use a number of different learning methods, including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive Internet learning, videos, and ‘chat’ bulletin boards for correspondence with team members - who may be located elsewhere in the world. Having already met your classmates during the first on campus period, you will continue to work in teams during the online modules as well. We have found that this approach to learning is extremely helpful to our students, enabling them to build strong relationships with their classmates.