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Learn how your potential is unlimited — and how to help others develop their own unlimited potential.

Learn how to communicate across cultures, how to inspire others, how to motivate others to come together to accomplish the impossible.

Learn how to manage any organization using the best practices of leadership.

Gain working knowledge of sustainable, evidence-based approaches to the world’s pressing problems, including Consciousness-Based approaches.

Everyone is a leader

Everyone is a leader. Including you.

You may not have a formal title. You may not oversee a group of people in an organization.

But you’re a leader in the example you set and in the responsibility you take. You lead in the way you influence others and how you make a difference in others’ lives. You lead as a friend, as a parent, as a member of a team. Throughout the day, in ways you may not even realize, you lead.

Everyone is a leader, and everyone has the potential to become a more effective leader.


A new approach to leadership

Judging by the challenges we confront today – challenges no previous generation of human beings has ever faced – we can say that something has been missing in education and in leadership training.

At MIU, we understand that change begins within – that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This is the element that’s been missing.

Our Enlightened Leadership program will train you in the best practices of leadership — communication skills, management and organizational skills, and more.

But more than that, the program gives you a way to become a continuously better version of yourself day by day – a way to grow your inner creative potentials. A way to become an increasingly effective leader. The chief way of doing this is through Transcendental Meditation practice.

This is what we mean by enlightened leadership. Growing in enlightenment means growing from within — in health and vitality, in creativity and intelligence, in happiness and compassion. It means growing in balance and harmony — with yourself, with others, with the universe.


Connect with people from around the world who wish to change the world

The students we attract are highly diverse, but they have two things in common – they want to transform themselves, and they want to transform the world.

If those are the sorts of people you want to live and learn and work with, you’ll meet many of them here.


Featured classes

Models of Development: Frontiers of Human Potential

How do human beings develop? What are the farthest reaches of human growth? To be most effective as a leader, you need to know what people are capable of and what their potentials are. In this course, we explore the leading models of human development, including Maharishi’s. We learn that there are possibilities for development that far exceed what is commonly understood and taught.

Social Transformation and World Peace

Our world is changing more rapidly than ever, often seeming more chaotic and divided than ever.

Almost everyone agrees that we need change. But why are opinions so divided about how? When change is so urgent, why is there so much resistance?

In this course, we explore how Maharishi applied the ancient knowledge of Yoga technologies to create modern solutions for creating social harmony and a foundation for progress.

We look at the relationship between inner peace and world peace and the extensive research on how practice of Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness has created dramatic changes in society and improved people’s quality of life.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Leadership

Our world is becoming increasingly globalized. Improved communication and transportation technologies are increasingly bringing people of diverse backgrounds together — representing different languages, different cultures and different religions, different customs.

More than ever, it’s imperative that leaders understand the different cultures that shape our world.

In this course, we learn frameworks for classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. We learn through case studies, workshops, and presentations.

With this course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and new patterns of behavior you need to be an effective cross-cultural communicator.

Management and Organization

Leaders need to understand the principles of human behavior at the individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational levels. In this course, we explore the dynamics of individual and group achievement through the lenses of both skills and theory. You’ll learn principles of leadership, general management, delegation and coordination, planning and problem solving, organizational structure, and organizational change.

Degree requirements

Four courses (16 credits) from:

  • MVS 227 Personal Growth of Consciousness
  • MVS 241 Models of Development: Frontiers of Human Potential
  • MVS 309 Social Transformation and World Peace
  • MVS 370 Maharishi Yoga: Theory and Practice
  • MVS 210 Veda: Fabric of Consciousness
Three courses (12 credits) from:

  • MGT 405 Cross-Cultural Communication and Leadership
  • MGT 444 Mediation and Negotiation
  • CANM 251 The Power of Social Media Marketing
  • MGT 201 Business Communication Skills
    Three courses (12 credits) from:

  • MGT 206 Maharishi’s Principles of Leadership – Gita and Ramayana
  • MGT 482 Management and Organization
  • MGT 378 Marketing
  • MGT 356 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • MVS 420 Enlightened Leadership Final Project:
Students in the Enlightened Leadership major who wish to take additional courses related
to leadership are encouraged to select from the lists above or from the following:

  • PH 260 Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading
  • PH 262 Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition
  • PH 263 Maharishi Yoga Asanas
  • CANM 270 Digital Photography: Unlocking the Power of Light
  • CANM 300 Art of Story: Unifying and Unfolding the Full Range of Human
  • CANM 240 Global Solutions: Addressing the Global Challenges of Our Time
  • CANM 230 Podcast: A World of Sound
  • MVS 441 Transcendental Meditation Program Lecture Training
  • MVS 442 Transcendental Meditation Program Checker Training

Cost & Aid, 2021-22

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$16,530
Housing (single room) and meals$7,400
Health insurance (estimate)$2,940
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Cost Per Year$30,370

Full-time students may apply for up to $6,000 scholarship based on qualifying documented family income. Our undergraduate scholarship application form will be made available to you upon application to the University.


Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, please email intadmis@mum.edu or call Admissions at (641) 472 1110.

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