Welcome to the Graduate Management Studies!
Antioch University has a rich history of contribution to the field of management studies, building upon the Antiochian legacy of pioneering management professor and thought leader Douglas MacGregor, author of The Human Side of Enterprise. Our mission to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice connects powerfully with the need to build, manage, and lead purpose-driven organizations. Offering an online suite of degree granting and professional certificate programs benefiting experienced and aspiring leader-managers alike, degree programs include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Human Services Administration (MHSA), and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management (MANM). By sharing selected, relevant courses across these three different degree programs, students from the human services sector, the nonprofit sector, and the for-profit sector gain exposure to managerial experiences and perspectives that create a more diverse and heterogeneous learning environment and contribute to more effective managerial practice. A wide range of elective courses allows students to pursue their special interests in depth. Certificate programs currently include the Women in Leadership certification.
With an emphasis on practical professional development, all degree and certificate programs demonstrate Antioch’s mission and values, emphasizing collaborative, hands-on learning and the individualized attention and development that build knowledge and techniques directly translatable to the student’s field of work. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) emphasizes the mutual importance of people, planet, and profit in building and leading successful organizations and communities in the 21st century, preparing students to thrive in a dynamic, diverse, and innovative world where business acumen, leadership ability, and practical application are critically important - and marketable - skills. The Master of Human Services Administration (MHSA) prepares service-minded practitioners to lead in organizations where they can help have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities, including vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management (MANM) prepares individuals for exemplary professional leadership in nonprofit organizations through a curriculum informed by best practice standards in the discipline. The Women in Leadership graduate certificate, offered in collaboration with the School of Distance and Extended Education, brings together mid-career women for an educational experience that enhances confidence and leadership skills within a social justice framework.
Mary Ann Short, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Management Studies Programs
Business Administration, Healthcare Leadership Concentration, MBA
Business Administration, Leadership and Teams Concentration, MBA
Business Administration, Nonprofit Leadership Concentration, MBA
Business Administration, Self-Designed Concentration, MBA
Business Administration, Sustainable Business Concentration, MBA
Women and Leadership, Certificate
Human Services Administration