MA in Leadership

MA in Leadership

Program Description

  1. Purpose

The MA in Leadership will prepare leaders for success in their current or future roles as leaders in church, parachurch, corporate, marketplace, NGOs, non-profit, etc.,  by providing significant learning environments, processes and practice for the formation of identity, knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavioral patterns required for Christ centered and Christ like leadership in an increasingly complex and changing global context. This will augment the already available education opportunities in Management topics with Bible based leadership principles. This will be a program in line with the missional purpose of SAIACS and will help to take  the “Church to the Marketplace”

 

  1. Entry Requirements
    1. An applicant must possess a University degree or equivalent with at least a second class (50% ) or equivalent CGPA.
    2. Applicants with experience will be given preference
    3. Applicants having recognized MBA degrees will be given credit exemptions on relevant modules in Management topics
    4. Applicants with MA or higher qualifications in Theology approved by ATA or Serampore or other accrediting agencies, recognized by SAIACS, will be given credit exemptions on relevant modules in Theology Topics.
    5. Applicants with lower qualification, having an experience of more than 5 years and a proven proficiency in English can also be admitted based on case to case basis.
    6. Entry of candidates without Graduate degree will be limited to 10% of the total intake in any given academic year.

 

  1. Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on the qualifications, experience and a 1500 word essay required to be submitted by the applicant as to why he/she wants to pursue this course. All candidates will have to go through the standard selection process of SAIACS including English Language tests, Bible knowledge tests and Interview.

 

  1. Modular Cum Trimester system: The program will be offered in cohort based online modules. Each module will run for three months’ period (trimester). The modules will be structured into six units each unit running for two weeks period. At any point in time, there will be minimum of three modules on offer. There will be more than three modules on offer if the modules are from the elective category. The module workload amounts to about 7½ hours per week. A student will have the option of choosing up to a maximum of three modules during any three-month period. This is to provide flexibility to the candidates who are working and/or in ministry. The program duration is designed in such a way that when a student is able to complete three modules in every trimester, he/she will be able to complete the course requirements in two year time frame. However if the student completes the bare minimum of one module in each trimester, he/she will be able to complete the course requirements in six years’ time frame

5. Program Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Time limitation: The minimum time required for completion will be two academic years (22 months). However, the applicants will have the option of completing the entire course within a maximum timeframe of 6 years.

  1. Two year version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Six Year Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Accreditation: It is proposed to have accreditation by ATA as well as associations by a UGC approved University.

 

 8. Additional Options for Students: Considering the fact the target audience is working professionals or people in active ministry, we will offer Post Graduate Certificate for students who complete certain specific modules. These PG certificates will be offered in specific topics to provide significance to the students based on their passion. The PG Certificates will be awarded by SAIACS.

 

 9. Module Breakup

Following is the breakup of the hours required for completion of a typical academic module

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10. Structured Hours for Academic Credit

Classroom, Classroom + Directed Learning Activities (DLA), and Online Courses

 In order to maintain a uniform standard of requirements for all SAIACS courses, the faculty has approved the following formulae in calculating the 105 hours of student work required by our accreditors in a 4-unit course.

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11. Integrated MA Program Curriculum

  1. Pre MA Non-Credit Course (four weeks)
    1. Online Orientation and Research & Writing Skills
  2. Theology Core ( 20 credits)
    1. Intro to OT
    2. Intro to NT
    3. Theology of Vocation and Marketplace Ministry
    4. Biblical Theology
    5. Faith in a Multi Religious Context
  1. CBL/ Mentored Ministry in Church/ Workplace (Runs in parallel with other online modules for a period of 9 months). The student is required to submit a 3000 word reflection paper at the end of CBL : 3 Credits
  1. Leadership Core (20 Credits)
    1. Leadership Theories and Concepts (Includes Leadership through Church History)
    2. Ethical Leadership (Integrity of a Leader)
    3. Servant Leadership
    4. Strategic Leadership
    5. REAL Leadership (Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, Lifelong)
  1. CBL/ Mentored Ministry in Leadership (Runs in parallel with other online modules for 9 months) The student is required to submit a 3000 word reflection paper at the end of CBL: 3 Credits
  1. Management Core (16 Credits)
    1. Financial Management
    2. Human Capital Management
    3. Organisation Design
    4. Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  1. Electives ( 16 Credits, Any four) (All electives will not be on offer at all times. An elective will be offered only if there is a minimum specified cohort size available for that elective)
    1. Biblical Interpretation
    2. Introduction to Hinduism
    3. Counselling Skills for Leaders
    4. Leading Groups and Organisations
    5. Theology and Practice of Funds Mobilization
    6. Management of Non Profit Organisations (Legal environment, accounting, social issues)
    7. Time management, Prioritization and Delegation
    8. Personalities, Diversity and Conflict Management
    9. Digital Leadership
  1. Project work (8 credits): Will be done at the workplace or in campus at SAIACS, based on the preference of the student. In case the student chooses in campus project, residence status inside campus is not guaranteed and will depend on availability. If residence is not available, then the student will need to make own arrangements for accommodation during the in campus project work. Workplace projects are preferred.

 The Project work should mandatorily include

  1. Identification of a workplace or organisational issue or area of improvement
  2. Analysis of the issue or opportunity, based on biblical principles
  3. Solutions proposed based on biblical principles, with intended impacts and results

It will be great if the solution can be applied in the organisation and the results of applications can be reported (not mandatory)

The project work will be supervised by one faculty from SAIACS and a workplace supervisor, or a local supervisor co-located with the student. In case the student choose in-campus project, only a SAIACS faculty supervision is sufficient.

The student should submit a 12000 word Project report at the end of the project.

 

12. PG Certificate Programs Curriculum

PG certificates will be offered on completion of 24 credits in the following combinations

  1. PG Certificate in Ethical Leadership
    1. MA Core topics
      1. Intro to OT OR Intro to NT
      2. Biblical Theology or Vocation of Ministry
    2. Leadership Core subjects
      1. Leadership Theories and Concepts
      2. Ethical Leadership
    3. Any two modules from the Management core and/or Electives electives

 

  1. PG Certificate in Servant Leadership
    1. MA Core topics
      1. Intro to OT or Intro to NT
      2. Biblical Theology or Vocation of Ministry
    2. Leadership Core
      1. Leadership Theories and Concepts
      2. Servant Leadership
    3. Any two modules from Management Core and/or Electives

 

  1. PG Certificate in Leading with Strategy and Innovation
    1. MA Core topics
      1. Intro to OT Or Intro to NT
      2. Biblical Theology or Faith in a Multi religious context
    2. Leadership Core
      1. Leadership Theories and Concepts
      2. Leading with Strategy and Innovation
    3. Any two modules from the Management Core and/or Electives

 

  1. PG Certificate in NGO Management
    1. MA Core Topics
      1. Intro to OT or Intro to NT or Biblical Theology
    2. Management Core
      1. Financial Management
    3. Electives
      1. Management of Non-Profit Organisations
      2. Theology and Practice of Funds Mobilisation
    4. Any two modules from Management Core, Leadership core or Electives