Master of Leadership

Postgraduate Course
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Professional Outcomes

Tabor’s Master of Leadership program targets high-level leaders as well as emerging leaders, aiming to furnish graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as organisational leaders. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to offer a comprehensive grasp of leadership theories, ethical obligations inherent in leadership roles, fundamental principles and practices of self-leadership, innovative change leadership strategies, and the significance of strategic leadership. Upon completion, students emerge with an advanced and cohesive education, equipping them to lead with effectiveness and productivity. Additionally, graduates develop the proficiency to lead organisational improvement initiatives that enhance their professional sphere.

Course Overview

Leaders across various tiers of responsibility, including senior, executive, departmental, and other leadership domains, are expected to navigate their professional landscapes adeptly and ethically. This necessitates not only an understanding of their specific context but also the ability to lead individuals effectively by discerning and managing responsible actions amidst many challenges. To thrive in this environment, leaders require a nuanced comprehension of core leadership theories, foundations, and practices, alongside adept implementation strategies tailored to their professional context.

Tabor’s Master of Leadership program is tailored explicitly for emerging and senior leaders occupying pivotal roles within their organisations. Building upon the groundwork laid by the Graduate Certificate and Diploma, the program enhances individuals’ leadership capabilities within and beyond their organisational boundaries. Equipping participants with the requisite knowledge and skills, it enables them to tackle significant challenges within their organisational frameworks, thereby facilitating organizational advancement and expansion. The course allow graduates to apply leadership theories in addressing pertinent organisational issues, challenges, or problems. Ultimately, the course endeavours to develop graduates into highly proficient and discerning leaders.

Tabor College has partnered with the Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU), an online Christian University in the United States of America, to potentially deliver the following units in the Master of Leadership:

i.  Ethical Decision Making

ii.  Leading Change and Innovation

iii.  Strategic Leadership

iv.  Leading with Moral Excellence

v.  Entrepreneurial Leadership

vi.  Organisational Behaviour and Development

      LAPU is driven by a commitment to quality, online Christian education, and this partnership has been established to provide an international perspective for Tabor’s postgraduate leadership students.

      LAPU is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of the premiere accrediting agencies for educational institutions in the western United States.

      Course Learning Outcomes

      Graduates will be able to…

      • Demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of contemporary organisational leadership theory, principles, and practice, as it specifically pertains to faith-based organisations
      • Explain key research principles and methods applicable to undertaking leadership focused research in leading faith-based organisations
      • Reflect critically on the theory and practice of leading within and beyond faith based organisations in the light of contemporary scholarship
      • Identify, analyse, and generate research-based solutions to complex problems and issues commonly encountered in leading faith-based organisations
      • Investigate, evaluate, synthesise, and generate complex leadership ideas, concepts, and theories at an advanced and abstract level
      • Justify, interpret, and communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, and professional decisions to other leaders, members of their organisations, and various stakeholders
      • Apply their leadership knowledge and skills to new situations and challenges in faith based organisations, demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy, creativity, and initiative
      • Initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate effective team leadership activities, processes and initiatives in faith-based organisations
      • Evaluate, innovate, and promote practices and developments which engender organisational change and transformation and which lead to increased organisational effectiveness
      • Plan, justify and execute a substantial research-based project/capstone experience that demonstrates their knowledge of the theory and practice of leadership within and beyond faith-based organisations
      • Reflect on their vocation and practice of leadership in the light of what constitutes a meaningful life.
      • Critically reflect on their own strengths as a leader and evaluate ways in which they can develop so that they are able to lead within and beyond faith-based organisations more effectively
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      Course Structure


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      One elective is equivalent to one Unit of study.

      Students are required to choose three electives*

      •  Elective 1
      •  Elective 2
      •  Elective 3


      One Credential Unit includes choice of three Leadership Credential Topics, and is equivalent to one unit of study.

      Students will complete a total of three Credential Units (or Credential Unit equivalent)

      Proposed Credential Topics

      • Cultural Intelligence
      • Collaboration
      • Conflict Resolution
      • Critical & Creative Thinking
      • Strategic Outcomes
      • Digital Literacy
      • Inspiring & Motivating Others
      • Growth Mindset
      • Flourishing People
      • Problem Solving
      • Leadership Communication

      *Options for electives and credentials vary and are subject to availability, please contact for subject lists.

      Where can I study?

      You can study fully online.

      How long does it take?

      1 year 6 months (18 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

      What do I need for entry?


      The entry requirement for the Master of Leadership is an undergraduate degree in any field or approved equivalent. Students are also required to have three years relevant work experience in a professional role.

      How much does it cost?

      Learn more about
      fees and available payment options.

      When can I start?

      Semester 1 – February
      Semester 2 – May
      Semester 3 – July
      Semester 4 – October

      Additional Information

      Graduate Diploma in Leadership after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
      Graduate Certificate in Leadership after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.


      TABOR: M_MLD
      SATAC: Not applicable

      Postgraduate Course


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