Leadership and Management

MA

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Management is a multidisciplinary program that grounds effective business practices in a liberal arts foundation covering the science and art of leadership and management. Our curriculum prepares leaders to master challenges and to effect change through discernment and ethics.

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Program Locations

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  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Principled Leadership
  • Project Management

What Makes Our Program Unique

We teach with cases we write. Our faculty are active members of Society for Case Research, attending conferences and publishing cases on a regular basis.

NDMU-published cases add special depth and interest to our graduate courses.

Additional Study Options

The Leadership and Management program also offers post-baccalaureate certificate programs:

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Curriculum

Central Core (27 Credits)

BUS 501 - Managing in Complex Environments (3)
BUS 530 - Financial Analysis (3)
BUS 558 - Leadership and Leading (3)
BUS 560 - Marketing Management (3)
BUS 651 - Strategic Organizational Leadership (capstone) (3)
COM 505 - Business Communication (3)
CST 534 - Data Driven Business Decisions (3)
ECO 548 - Economic Theory in Management (3)
PHL 521 - Ethical Issues in Leadership (3)

Concentration or Individualized Specialization (12 Credits)

Choose an individualized specialization or a concentration to complete the program or, complete 12 credits of coursework in any area of special interest in business, economics, communications, knowledge management, nonprofit management, computer studies, leadership, or project management.

Concentration Areas
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Principled Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Independent Study and Master's Project

Case Research Presentations and Publications

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Recent Case Publications

  • Heritage Health Resources. MALM graduate Dawn Grissom and her professors Scott Shindledecker and Elizabeth Jones. Journal of Critical Incidents, 8, 87-89Fall 2015.
  • Service Unbounded. MAM graduate John Barczak and his professors Elizabeth Jones and Scott Shindledecker. Journal of Critical Incidents, 8, 56-58. Fall 2015.

Recent Case Presentations

  • HBO NOW: Watch Out Netflix! MALM graduate Kristyn Bird and her professors Ademar Bechtold, and Elizabeth Jones, at the 37th Annual Society for Case Research Conference, Nashville, TN, July 2015.
  • Consignment Decision Dilemma. MALM graduate Jessica Johnson and her professors Elizabeth Jones and Lawrence Beyer, at the 37th Annual Society for Case Research Conference, Nashville, TN, July 2015.
  • Heritage Resources. MALM Dawn Grissom and her professors Scott Shindledecker, at the research track of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International 51st Conference. Chicago, IL. March 2015.
  • Service Unbounded. MALM graduate John Barczak and his professors Elizabeth Jones and Scott Shindledecker, at the research track of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International 51st Conference. Chicago, IL. March 2015.
  • Procurement Predicament.MALM graduate Stephanie L. Houle with her professors  David F. Rico and Elizabeth Jones, at the 36th Annual Case Writer’s Workshop. Rock Hill, SC. July 2014.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small class sizes support concept mastery and excellence in communication while case studies and simulations offer opportunities to apply academic theory to real-world practice.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the program, you will be able to:

  1. Create holistic, systems-thinking approaches grounded in leadership and business principles
    1. Evaluate the impact of leader behaviors and management decisions on followers and on organizations by applying foundational theories and using multiple frames of reference.
    2. Use of financial information to make business decisions employing multiple techniques employing a variety of techniques.
    3. Interpret economic policies, cycles, interdependencies, and interactions on organizational outcomes
  2. Respond to situations through, ethical, socially responsible, well-reasoned action and communications that reflect critical thinking
    1. Demonstrate nuanced understanding of people, structures, cultures, and systems in organizations using multiple forms of reliable information
    2. Apply ethical principles to and interpret organizational and societal implications of individual and organizational actions.
    3. Communicate effectively orally, visually, and in writing
  3. Display personal and professional leadership capacities that can transform individual lives, organizations, and society by thoughtfully integrating scholarship with reasoning
    1. Demonstrate increased personal leadership and interpersonal skill through self-awareness, personal growth and renewal, and increased understanding of self in relation to others.
    2. Craft organizational approaches that balance competing needs of society and the organization, internal and external constituencies, and leaders and followers by evaluating and integrating information from multiple sources and frames of reference.

Flexible Class Schedules

We offer highly flexible degree completion options to meet the needs of working students:

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time
  • Face-to-Face
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Evening

If you would like to study full-time (more than six credits per semester), you must receive permission from the dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Business.

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Research Opportunities

As part of the master’s capstone course, you will research, prepare, and analyze original cases.

Cases may be presented at one of several conferences and published in co-authorship with professors through Society for Case Research conferences and scholarly journals.

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Scholarships

Leadership & Management Careers

Our graduates lead people, manage organizations, and support communities all over the planet. You’ll find them in managerial, executive, and volunteer leadership roles in for-profit, government, education, nonprofit, and philanthropic ventures.​