Master in Strategic Leadership


Program Description

Why do we teach Strategic Leadership?

Because we believe the power of education is its ability to empower leaders. Rather than focusing on the technical aspects of business, a leadership degree helps students tap into the theories, concepts, and practices that make effective leaders—concepts that can be applied to any field—whether your focus is private industry, non-profit, small business, government or volunteerism. Challenging coursework takes students from theory to concept to practice. Academic learning is complemented by extensive online collaboration with faculty and peers. Students grow into visionary leaders who inspire effective teams, companies, and communities.

Quick Facts

- 100% online, self-directed courses - Accelerated 8-week course format - Learning you can apply to your career immediately - Empowering collaboration and networking with colleagues nationwide - Committed faculty support - Ranking as the #2 Best Buy by - Part of Stephens' School of Organizational Leadership and Strategic Communication

Career Outlook

It’s simple: the more effective you are as a leader, the more impact you can have on the world around you (and your personal success). Opportunities are limitless for leaders who can think critically, collaborate with others effectively, develop policies, communicate strategies and create positive change. More specifically, master’s degrees are in demand today and lead to increased earning power as well as a lower unemployment rate.

Online Learning at Stephens

Maybe it comes from our 180+ year history of helping women achieve their dreams, but at Stephens, online is never impersonal. Deeply committed to the learning process, our faculty know your name and take the time to understand your goals. Collaboration with colleagues nationwide complements learning. The M.S.L. program is designed to be completed in 24-36 months.

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted throughout the year with entry possible multiple times a year. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Admission is based on a combination of undergraduate GPA, Statement of Purpose, interview, recommendation letters, and TOEFL score, if applicable. Admission is not guaranteed.

Last updated Nov 2017

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