2019-2020 University Catalog

Master of Science in Management and Leadership

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program at Multnomah University will gain the management and leadership skills they need to further their career or expand their level of responsibility within their organization as a team member, supervisor or manager.  Each course in the program seeks to integrate theory and practice in a way that will hep students lead and serve in a dynamically changing and diverse workplace.  All courses are taught from the perspective of a Christian worldview that embraces strong moral character as essential to the ethical practices that are necessary in building a successful business or organization.  

Program Outcomes

The Master of Science in Management and Leadership degree is designed to help students gain the following program outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of major organizational management and leadership theories to interpret and understand individual, group and organizational behavior. (MGT.1)
  • Students will be able to synthesize and use multiple tools to plan and implement strategies to help their organization succeed. (MGT.2)
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how to mitigate, manage, and transcend conflict. (MGT.3)
  • Students will be able to describe how their Christian worldview influences their ethics of organizational management and leadership theory and practice. (MGT.4)
  • Students will be able to describe the practical ways that various approaches of management and leadership help individuals, groups, and diverse organizations function. (MGT.5)
  • Students will be able to analyze and evaluate organizational health in terms of individuals, groups, and systems. (MGT.6)

The program is designed for the student to take one course at a time (two courses per semester for a total of six credit hours) and complete the 10-course program in 20 months.  This program is fully online and follows the Univerisity's online 8-week academic calendar.  

Application Procedure

The priority deadline to apply for admission is March 1 for the Fall Semester and December 1 for Spring. Applications are welcome after that time and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis as space allows. The Admission Committee generally makes decisions on application files upon receipt of a signed MS in Management and Leadership Application for Admission, including the admission essay and $40 application fee, three reference forms (a Spiritual Life Reference Form, and two Personal Reference Forms), official academic transcripts for all postsecondary coursework, and completion of an admission interview.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or a nationally accredited program that has the academic breadth required to ensure success academically in graduate studies at MU), with an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Evidence of a personal faith, having committed his/her life to Jesus Christ as personal Savior, and of a commitment to the mission and values of Multnomah University.
  • Evidence of capability to succeed academically and professionally.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all general graduations requirements as listed in earlier in this section.
  • Complete required program credits with at least 15 credits earned at Multnomah.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • Normally complete the program within a four-year period from the date of matriculation.

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