Go to the next level.

An innovative, comprehensive, professional modern degree program delivered online with live-streamed classrooms.

The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) program exists to create vocational experts. We want you to not only become examples of excellence but also lead, direct, teach, and mentor those who follow behind you. The MAL program holistically trains and equips leaders in music, production, business, and ministry for effective service in the music industry and in the Church.

Modern Music

Either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry.

Music Business

Publishing, management, tour promotion, marketing and record label operations

Music Production

Working as producers, engineers, or to create a new audio production business.

Creative Leadership

An innovative professional creative ministry and media program.

Degree Plan

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Admission Requirements

These are the five steps a student needs to start the Masters in Leadership program.

1. Complete the MAL Application

2. Sign and return the Statement of Faith and Visible Code of Conduct

3. Submit undergraduate transcript(s)

4. Interview with MAL Program Coordinator

5. Submit two (2) of the following:
◦ Professional Résumé
◦ Professional Reference
◦ Professional Portfolio
◦ Academic Writing sample, e.g., undergraduate thesis, senior project, research paper.

MAL does not require a GRE or GMAT testing

Dr. Jason Lee McKinney

Director of Masters of Arts in Leadership

Dr. Jason Lee McKinney holds undergraduate degrees in Music Performance (Vincennes University) and Management and Human Relations; a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Leadership (all from Trevecca Nazarene University). Dr. McKinney is also currently pursuing a Master’s in Philosophy and Apologetics from Lincoln Christian University. Dr. McKinney is also an international recording artist, currently recording for Bonfire Music Group, having toured for over 20 years across 5 continents. Dr. McKinney has a robust recording career including over 14 studio and 1 live album; he has won numerous awards including the 2014 Independent Country Music awards for best song, the best artist, best album, and best Americana album. in 2019, Dr. McKinney won two Josie Music Awards for Holiday song of the year as well as the best male RnB vocalist. Dr. McKinney serves as the chair of the music business department as well as the director for the masters of arts in leadership

In-Person or Online – You Choose!