TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washburn University’s new Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership
is now fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The online
program is designed for aspiring leaders and built around the schedules
of working professionals.
“We’re offering this program in eight week modules and delivering it
entirely online,” said Dr. Mary Pilgram, program director. “The degree
is built around skills that are the bedrock of business, industry and
non-profit work and we wanted to make it available as widely as
The program, which launched this fall, is offered in eight-week modules
to provide a flexible schedule for working professionals. The MA in
Communication and Leadership program is 30 credit hours and can be
completed in two years.
Pilgram noted that the courses focus on strategic management
communication, conflict communication, and leadership in organizations.
Those who complete the program will be well-positioned to fill
leadership roles in their career fields. Leadership, teamwork,
communication skills, and problem-solving abilities are the attributes
most desired by employers.
With courses such as “Communication in Conflict and Negotiation,” and
“Leading Globally,” students will graduate the program with a thorough
knowledge of organizational communication and leadership. All program
faculty hold a Ph.D. and have real-world experience in their areas of
focus. The Leadership Studies instructors are all senior administrators
with decades of leadership experience and all have taught leadership
courses in the past.
Washburn University and the Master’s Degree in Communication and
Leadership are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, an
independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional
institutional accreditors in the United States.
Washburn University is able to offer distance learning programs in a
number of states through our membership in SARA -- the National Council
for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. SARA is a voluntary
agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes
comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary
distance-education courses and programs.
Under the current agreement, Washburn is authorized to offer programs in
all states except California, Florida and Massachusetts which are not
members of SARA.
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