Strengthen your leadership and inspire change through our leadership degree

Effective leaders and managers are highly sought-after today. This online Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) focuses on understanding yourself as a leader, developing industry aligned competencies to effectively lead teams and organizations. The MSL combines theoretical study of leadership with the practical techniques and skills required in today’s organizations.

Cost Per Credit$699

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Program Overview

Today’s challenging and changing global economy demands ethical and effective leaders. Inspiring change and cooperation in an organization requires an intuitive team leader, equipped with the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to create and maximize the benefits of a motivated work environment. The result: strong group identity built on commitment and trust. This online Master of Science in leadership (MSL) empowers you to develop the qualities and traits of a transformative leader. Graduates reflect Christian leadership values that empower today’s minds to transform today's world.

Leadership is a process that involves setting a purpose and direction guided by ethical and moral Christian principles, inspiring people to combine and work towards willingly, paying attention to the means, pace and quality of progress towards the aim, and upholding group unity and individual effectiveness with confidence and transparency.

View a recent webinar we had with faculty from both the MSL and MBA degree programs. Faculty will explain each degree and how to pick which one is right for you. 

What to Expect

A Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) prepares you for our diverse communities, businesses and economy. It blends Christian leadership and ethics with theory and practice. Preparing a wide variety of working professionals to guide organizational efforts effectively with methods based on proven scientific study.

This program requires 30 semester hours of credit comprising 10 courses. Faculty and thought leaders will lead you through courses that range from learning essential tools to understand corporate financials to intergenerational approaches on the implications of equity, diversity and inclusion. In other courses you’ll have the opportunity to develop an inventory of competencies and skills, shadow a supervisory leader to assess the leader’s unique habits, and then evaluate the leader’s habits based on leadership theories.

In a relational leader course you’ll focus on collaboration, managing conflict, building commitment and team building through a coaching framework. You’ll also inventory your own leadership attitudes and skills in relation to others.

Your time at CUW will end with a capstone project (three credits). The capstone will be a synthesis of your courses and allow you to integrate topics from other courses to understand leadership practices in organizations. Our faculty are dedicated to your success and will be be available to guide you through the project.  

Interested in pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration? Four courses from the MSL can possibly transfer to the DBA program enabling you to complete yours masters and doctorate in a shorter period of time.

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