Online Master of Science in Management Leadership
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why earn a leadership MSM degree from Strayer?
With our Master of Science in Management, Leadership program, you’ll gain an understanding of the different leadership styles, modern management practices and problem-solving skills needed to help steer organizations, manage organizational change and develop agile, effective teams.
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Leadership MSM program overview
The Master of Science in Management, Leadership program from Strayer can help you figure out what it takes to lead and manage diverse organizations. You’ll sharpen your management skills through real-world application and problem-solving and explore different leadership styles to find and perfect your own.
Is a leadership MSM degree good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Review leadership theories and practices related to facilitating change, negotiating conflicts and managing challenges in today’s organizational environments.
- Demonstrate an ability to motivate individuals and teams toward organizational goals through the application of leadership practices and communication.
- Learn modern management principles, such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
- Develop management strategies that support organizational goals and are responsive to internal, external and global changes.
- Examine management theories and practices in the context of global and international organizations.
- Learn approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership in an organizational setting.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get a leadership MSM degree?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
Accredited online university
Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
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How much does a leadership MSM degree cost?
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How much does a leadership MSM degree cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
This program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,490 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in leadership?
You’ll find strategies, apply leadership skills and overcome organizational challenges to foster individual and corporate productivity. View all courses.
Evaluate the organizational change process related to the principles and practices of various types of organizations. Examine change processes and techniques used to facilitate change and apply them to systems such as information technology, communication, policy and procedures, corporate culture and leadership.
Examines conflict negotiation in organizations. Provides a background in negotiation, mediation, ombudsmen, and investigator systems, peer review boards, arbitration and dispute resolution. Presents specialized concepts in managerial negotiations such as cross culturally making effective group decisions, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, managing business integration teams.
Examine and analyze leadership theories and practices in today’s organizational environment. Study the challenges of management in organizations. Focus on present leadership strategies to enhance both individual and corporate productivity that foster a cohesive work environment through improved employee relations.
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.
Explore the foundation of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. Address the primary functions of managers, which include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. See how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.
This course examines management theories and practices in the context of global and international organizations. Emphasis is placed on essential management areas including strategic planning, management styles, negotiations and human resources management in a global organization.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International master's students
We welcome international students.
Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.
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