MSc in Strategic Leadership & Design
A graduate degree in Strategic Leadership & Design offers education and development in the areas that will make a difference in today's world: strategies for problem solving and direction in how to conceptualize goals and communicate them effectively.
Unlike an MBA, which emphasizes technical knowledge of current business practices and theory, a degree in Strategic Leadership & Design focuses specifically on problem analysis, developing problem-solving strategies and guiding an organization's human resources.
Cohort—students begin the program at the same time and take all classes together. This gives you the opportunity to develop relationships with classmates from diverse career backgrounds.
The program is 36 credit hours and can be completed in two years. Students will take classes in intensive 7 1/2 week sessions. This accelerated format allows you to complete two classes each semester while only taking one class at a time. Each class is three credit hours, except for the capstone course, which is six credit hours.
Class Times & Location
Classes are offered in sequence in a blended online and on-campus format. On-campus classes meet one night per week from 6-9:45 p.m.
The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership & Design program prepares you for a wide variety of jobs, including project manager, director, strategic planner, business owner, consultant, or sustainability professional in businesses, non-profit organizations and communities.
The Strategic Leadership & Design program operates on a rolling admissions basis, so applications are accepted all year until each cohort is full.
To apply, please submit the following:
Note: Standardized tests, such as a GRE or GMAT, are not required for admission to this program.
- GPA—3.3 or higher for admission; must maintain a 3.0 or higher to remain in the program
- 3 recommendation letters—at least two must be from professional or academic references
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae
- Writing sample—a belief statement regarding what you will bring to the Master’s program (at least 3 pages in length)
- Official bachelor's degree transcript—must be from a regionally accredited college or university
- $35 application fee