MacArthur School of Leadership

Associate of Arts to Master of Science in Leadership

Dynamic leadership is needed in today’s organizations. Organizations want leaders of integrity capable of communicating a vision and empowering employees to achieve the organization’s vision. If you are a high-achieving student entering Palm Beach Atlantic University with an associate of arts degree, and intend on completing a master's degree, the associate of arts to master of science in leadership is for you. Offered both on campus and online, you have the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in just six-and-a-half semesters, which equates to just over two years (full time, year-round). Recognizing that true leadership is a combination of education and God-given talent, a graduate degree in leadership provides the educational foundation to enhance one’s leadership abilities. Your studies will prepare you to transform organizations and foster agents of change to meet the demands of the today’s fast-paced world.  

More information on the A.A. to M.S.

Your Courses & Classes 

Your Experience

Through an accelerated degree program at PBA, you will be prepared to start — or advance — in a wide variety of careers that require effective leaders with outstanding management skills. Earning a graduate degree prepares you intellectually, and at PBA, spiritually, to succeed as a visionary in your work environment.

You'll benefit from a program that emphasizes:

  • Collaboration with faculty and fellow students, who bring a range of experiences to the classroom
  • Learning in a Christ-centered environment — where your professors share the Christian worldview
  • Flexibility in learning either on campus or online
  • Developing and exchanging concepts relating to understanding and improving organizations around the world
  • Small, adult-focused classes with just 15-20 students
  • Developing a leadership mindset, managing and resolving conflict and making solid decisions
  • Enhancing your skills in areas such as critical thinking, strategic planning, anticipating change and effective writing

Your Faculty

Your professors are accomplished professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Your Opportunities

Through your master’s program, you’ll develop into a leader who can help develop leadership skills in others. You’ll learn to build strong relationships rooted in mutual trust. Because PBA is Florida’s top Christian college, your faith will be central to your learning — and to your life.