MS in Leadership

Military Programs

The MS in Leadership is a graduate military program designed for leadership excellence in the global twenty-first century, and is offered on base in Massachusetts (Hanscom AFB) and North Carolina (MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River/MCB Camp Lejeune).

Leadership is an essential quality in building loyalty, trust, and teamwork. By setting the right objectives, communicating strategies and ideas, and executing projects successfully, accomplished leaders exceed goals and inspire meaningful change within their organizations.

The MSL develops specific skills for effective, organizational leadership in the military as well as in private, public, government, or nonprofit sectors. Emphasizing sociological and psychological content, the rigorous and intensive curriculum builds on students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds and provides the knowledge to lead, direct, and leverage assets. Topics include:

  • Decision-making and strategy
  • Project management techniques
  • Project communications management
  • Organizational dynamics and group behavior
  • Historical leadership perspectives and issues
  • Diplomacy and negotiation
  • Economics and culture
  • Project risk and cost management, program management, and financial concepts
  • Communication skills

The MSL sequence includes the required courses for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Degree Requirements

A total of 10 courses (40 credits) is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.

Core Courses

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 615 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 711 Leadership and Strategy
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET LD 630 Leadership: Historic and Social Perspectives
  • MET LD 705 Leadership in a Dynamic Environment

Project Management Certificate Courses

  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 643 Project Communications Management
  • MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
  • MET AD 646 Program Management