This distinctive Augsburg program features a combination of intensive learning experiences and hybrid coursework. The launch and mid-point classes are intensive multi-day courses. These Signature Augsburg Experiences will allow you to connect with your cohort, the faculty, and the Augsburg mission and vision. During the academic year, classes meet on campus approximately once a month and online between the face-to-face sessions.
The MAL Integrated Graduate Studies model is a cohort program. Students move through the program together and will complete the following courses:
Summer experiential course (August)
Launch Intensive — ML 512 Responsible Leadership for the 21st Century (1 course)
Get out into the city and explore Augsburg’s Cedar Riverside neighborhood, meet community leaders, and explore the challenges of leadership in the 21st century.
ML 520 Self-Identity, Values, and Personal Growth (1 course — hybrid format)
An exploration of the cultural context that shapes one’s values and self-identity, examination of the purpose and meaning of life, and envisioning how best to fulfill a life purpose. Requirements include writing essays about student’s lives and creating a map for living authentically.
ML 523 Leading Authentically (1 course — hybrid format)
Building on the work of ML 520 to define personal strengths, goals, and values, this course will explore what this means for organizational leadership. By looking at different theories of leadership and various perspectives on organizational development, students will be able to purposefully create a leadership style and plan that honors their authentic selves.
ML 510 Visions of Leadership (1 course — hybrid format)
This course views the nature and purpose of leadership from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and provides an introduction to selected concepts of leadership, as well as a historical and philosophical framework for the program.
ML 553 Design and Leadership (1 course — hybrid format)
“Design thinking” has transcended the world of engineering and architecture and is now a mainstream concern for most industries. This course explores the impact of “design thinking” on leadership, especially in the business world.
ML 563 Leadership in a Global Society (1 course — hybrid format)
This course is designed to help students work in diverse environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of how leadership and intercultural understandings integrate to support effective global leadership.
Summer experiential course
Midpoint Intensive — Options to be developed with cohort input (1 course)
ML 514 Research Methods (1 course — hybrid format)
In this course, students will review evaluation and documentation of programs, projects, and ideas as they relate to leadership theories and practice. Qualitative and quantitative tools will be discussed.
ML 574 Strategic Leadership (1 credit — hybrid format)
This course will develop students’ ability to think strategically and to lead organizations through planning and implementation. Students will apply of models and concepts to examples and cases from real-life practice.
ML 580 Colloquium of Contemporary Theories of Leadership (1 course — hybrid format)
This course examines selected contemporary theories of leadership and a case study on a prominent leader, emphasizing critical thinking, discussion, and written analysis.
ML 588 Final Project Seminar: Action Research (Plan D) (1 course — hybrid format)
In this seminar, students will do action research on their own organizations in order to address a current or anticipated problem or issue. See final project options.
2012-13 course schedule for Cohort One (started summer 2011)
2012-13 course schedule for Cohort Two (started summer 2012)