Spring Arbor University Announces New Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Program

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The only program of its kind in the U.S., the program can be completed in 15 months, one online course at a time

Spring Arbor University, a nonprofit, faith-based institution, announced the launch of a new online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership program, formally a Master of Arts in Communication program.

The only program of its kind in the U.S., the program can be completed in 15 months, one online course at a time.

Students are paired with mentors who are influencers in communication. Mentors share valuable insights, professional development tips and personalized support. Working with mentors, students learn the skills that are the most important to communication professionals.

“You’re going to meet a lot of professionals in communications in different fields. You’ll be part of a community. And they will help you move ahead in your field of interest,” said Quentin Schultze, Director, Center for Servant Leadership Communication, and Program Mentor at Spring Arbor University. “An M.A. in Communication is valued in industry. Often the people who are chosen for leadership are those very people who have M.A. degrees. It shows you have the courage, you have the knowledge, and you have the expertise that other people don’t have.”

Throughout the online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership program, students build a professional e-Portfolio. This digital portfolio serves as a place to collect, reflect upon and collate creative assets based on learning experiences at Spring Arbor University. Upon graduation, the e-Portfolio becomes a powerful and shareable resource for career advancement.

Program competencies:

  • How to create messages that are well-crafted and audience-tuned
  • How new technologies create new ways to serve people
  • How to assess leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • How to build effective teams and expand personal and institutional networks
  • How to conduct, analyze and apply communication-related research
  • How to articulate a Christian perspective regarding communication principles and practices

Who should enroll in this program:
The online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership program is designed for professionals with bachelor’s degrees who aspire to lead organizations and teams through clear, effective and gracious communication. The program attracts students from the private, for-profit, not-for-profit and educational sectors. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students interested in the program should call 1.844.621.0900 or visit online.arbor.edu.

About Spring Arbor University
Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800’s, has evolved into a top-tier, liberal arts, Christian university, with more than 3,000 enrolled students. Spring Arbor University now offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and programs, degree completion programs, associate programs and graduate programs. With programs presented on campus, online and on site at 12 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio, the university continues to meet the growing needs of its students.

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