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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

Nepal Ebenezer Theological Seminary offers Master of arts in organizational Leadership (MATL) degree associate with Development Associates International (DAI), MA degree is accredited by accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA). This program is designed to enable leaders to build their capacities to better lead their churches, organizations and NGOs. The primary objective of the Master of’ Arts in Organizational Leadership degree is to provide training and education that focuses on the specific needs and issues facing Christian leaders of organizations serving developing countries. Some of those needs addressed by this program are modeling servant leadership. wise stewardship of financial and human resources. Financial management and planning from a biblical perspective, assessing cultural and economic realities of the regions the organization serves. and strategic management in a world that is in constant change. MAOL is Master’s degree program that enhances leadership skills and brings qualitative change by transformation. The degree is primarily earned through Distance Education (with two one-week residencies required each year) while remaining actively involved in job or ministry. If you are interested in this degree program, or would like to recommend someone from your organization, Church, institution or college, please find attached the application form, brochure and an overview document. We request you to please respond as soon as possible to reserve the seat. If you find difficulty in opening the attached documents, please let us know. Should you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact either of us.    An Overview of the MAOL Program The Transformation MAOL program uses a set curriculum including workbooks, audio-cassettes, some video materials and online learning.  The curriculum is highly contextualized to meet the needs of those serving in ministry, pastoring churches, or working with any other Christian organization in developing countries. The program requires the following courses – sequencing may vary depending on location, academic partner and availability of faculty)

LEAD 511Leadership – Making Human Strength Productive
LEAD 522 Teaching and Learning for Impact
LEAD 521 Strategic Thinking
LEAD 531Integrity & Financial Management
LEAD 533 Introduction to Research Methodology
LEAD 541 Spiritual Formation

LEAD 542 Conflict Management & Resolution

In addition to these core courses, each student is required to take an additional 18 credit hours and complete a research project.  The possible courses include:

LEAD 532Women in Leadership and Gender Issues
LEAD 512Partnerships
LEAD 652Ethics for Decision Making
LEAD 523Mentoring
LEAD 651 Development & Social Change
LEAD 653Fundraising
LEAD 662Culture, Ethnicity & Diversity
LEAD 663Small Business Mgt & Micro Enterprise Development
LEAD 543Hermeneutics for Leaders

The Research/ Thesis demonstrates that a student has mastered the content of the program and is able to integrate it to a work related situation. The research project is required for the completion of the MA program. The MA program spans three academic years (six academic semesters) in a part-time distance education model.  Students must complete the program within a maximum of five years.


  • Born again Christian with a vibrant faith.
  • Bachelors Degree in any field (BA, B.Sc. B.Com, ATA/Serampore B.Th, MDiv, BD)
  • Have 3-5 years of leadership experience in a service or ministry.
  • Proficiency in English to MA Level, written and spoken (e.g. equivalent of TOFEL)
  • Are working professionals.
  • Are senior staff members of NGOs, churches and government offices.
  • Understand their need for additional training, as well as a degree.
  • Take personal responsibility for their educational experience.
  • Desire personal communication and interaction with peers and mentors.

Fee Structure in NRS:

  • Student Registration Fee (one time): 3,000.00
  • Per Semester Tuition Fee: 2000.00
  • Per Semester Class Notes & Books Fee: NRS 2,000.00
  • Travel to and from and accommodation/ food during residencies (twice a year) is the students’ own responsibility. (Fees are subject to change with advance notification of students in case of local cost increases.)Residencies Venue: Both the residencies and exams will be held in/near Kathmandu. Methodology: Cohorts Learning Model – about 25 in a cohort Residency + Distance Learning Methodology
  • Residency: 2 times per year, one week each time.
  • Distance learning mode (email, face to face, telephone, fax, etc.).
  • Applied Research Thesis based on field research will be required from each student at end of the course.


  • 50% marks for assignments, internal assessment.
  • 50% marks for written examination following each semester.

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