Master of Science in Leadership (MSL)
Becoming a leader requires much more than simple team oversight. It involves setting the right goals, communicating ideas, and delivering results. A leader must be able to prudently influence and inspire others to execute a plan. Organizations and individuals respond to well-articulated visions that are strategic, persuasive, and measurable.
The Master of Science in Leadership graduate degree program develops specific skills for effective, collaborative organizational leadership in the private, public, government, or non-profit sectors. Emphasizing sociological and psychological content, the rigorous and intensive curriculum builds on students' interdisciplinary backgrounds, providing a comprehensive understanding of essential leadership skills.
Designed for the motivated, working professional, the Master of Science in Leadership graduate degree program provides the knowledge to lead, direct, and leverage assets through a solid grounding in:
It is possible to complete the MSL graduate degree program in one year on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis. However, students have up to five years to finish the degree.
Ten courses/40 credits
Master of Science in Leadership graduate degree program students must enroll in six required courses and four electives.
MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
Electives can be drawn from any of the courses listed below. However, students who complete their elective requirement by completing all four courses of either the Project Management or International Relations graduate certificate will receive that certificate in addition to the Leadership master’s degree.
Project Management Certificate Courses
MET AD 642 Project Management
International Relations Certificate Courses
Plus one of the following:
Students for whom English is not a first language must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 565. Official test scores are valid for two years. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited, English-speaking college or university, or who have worked for two or more years in an English-speaking organization, may have the TOEFL requirement waived. The Boston University TOEFL code is 9034.