The MacArthur School of Leadership prepares students intellectually, spiritually, and professionally, for local and global leadership.

Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership

The Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University will prepare students intellectually, spiritually, and professionally, for local and global leadership. Through the development of leaders who make a positive difference where they serve, the MacArthur School of Leadership is a prominent school of leadership expressed through innovation and academic excellence.

Ideal Location

Because PBA is located in one of the nation’s premier economic areas, you’ll have access to abundant internship opportunities at Fortune 500 companies, top non profit organizations and government agencies. Those same places often will provide you with a job while you’re attending PBA — and outstanding career opportunities once you graduate. Not to mention our location on the water in West Palm Beach offers you a breathtaking tropical location to live and learn.

Leadership Development

You will maximize your leadership potential by identifying your unique gifts and using them to initiate change in your world.

Accelerated Programs

You are able to complete your degree through an intensive, accelerated evening format through eight-week courses. Quality Faculty: 87% of our faculty have earned a doctorate within their field of study, providing you with a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience.

Small Class Sizes

At PBA, you’ll get to know your professors and they’ll get to know you and your unique learning style, thanks to small class sizes.

Flexible Learning

Our accelerated curriculum, flexible scheduling options, and online courses mean that you can mold your PBA experience around the demands of your life.

PBA's bachelor’s program in organizational management is offered through an accelerated curriculum and can be completed in anywhere from 16 to 34 months. You also have the option to complete your degree online.

The bachelor's program in evening psychology offers an accelerated curriculum on weeknight evenings. The program was designed for students with a career interest in psychology or who aspire to an advanced degree in counseling. 

Our master’s program in leadership also offers an accelerated curriculum and is designed for working professionals.

Experienced Faculty

You will learn from Christian men and women who are seasoned professors. They draw from decades of real-world experience in a wide range of professional fields, including business, education, English, leadership, management, organizational development, religion and writing.

Speaking of PBA

“PBA shares the same philosophy as The Breakers when it comes to people. We witness this when we hire PBA students. Overall, they have the talent, energy, great work ethic and crispness to succeed.”
-- Denise Bober, alumna, Vice President of Human Resources at The Breakers Palm Beach