Where do you want to take your career?  The direction is up to you.  Helping you get there is what we do. Consider joining the unique experience that is the Iowa Wesleyan University Master of Arts in Management Leadership (MAML) with a concentration in Athletic Administration.

Now more than ever companies and organizations are looking for talented individuals with administration, analytical, critical thinking, and leadership skills. The faculty at IW have carefully crafted a program designed to help our graduate students gain valuable skills and experiences in preparation for leadership roles. Let us help you maximize your career through the educational opportunities offered in the MAML degree program.

Why Choose Management Leadership at IW Online?

Leadership is meant to inspire teams or organizations into formidable action that moves the needle in today’s workforce. With a Master of Arts in Management Leadership, you will lead others to critically think through solutions and outcomes to benefit the mission and goals of your company or organization.

The Athletic Administration Program is designed to be flexible and convenient to meet the needs of today’s students. Our online classroom allows you 24/7 access to your coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. We are a non-profit, regionally accredited, and nationally ranked.

  • Eight-week terms with six start dates during the year
  • Courses are taught by faculty with practitioner experience
  • Accept up to 9 credits in transfer

Discover more reasons why IW Online is the right choice!

Program Objectives

  • Help develop personal leadership plans that reflect your leadership strengths, values, and practices;
  • Develop an understanding of a comprehensive body of broad, integrated Leadership knowledge as well as specialized skills that reflect challenges, trends, and developments in diverse organizational, social and global contexts; and
  • Engage original ideas of personal leadership, interpersonal communication, and change management in comprehensive discussion, essays and projects.
  • Learn how to apply what you are learning as part of your own professional development process



Our graduates have rewarding careers throughout the United States and around the world. Join the ranks in careers such as:
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Facilities Manager
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Media Relations Manager
  • Intercollegiate Compliance Manager
  • Anyone wishing to move up in their organization with increased skills and credentials

Master of Arts in Management Leadership Curriculum



Admissions Requirements

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and a GMAT score of at least 500; or
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in a regionally accredited Bachelor’s Degree (business discipline or closely related field).


Athletic Administration Concentration

12 credit hours


To graduate from the MAML Athletic Administration program, you must:

  1. Complete 18 credit hours of core course work and the remaining 12 hours one of the concentrations with an overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours
  3. Complete at least 21 credit hours from Iowa Wesleyan University.

All degree requirements are subject to change. Please see the current Graduate Course Catalog for degree requirements


  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Military/Veteran’s Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Employer Assistance Programs
  • Payment Plans

Discover more details regarding options to finance your education at Financial Aid Information