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Explore our Online MS in Leadership

The need for strong leadership across all sectors has never been greater, and the nature of leadership in the 21st century is changing.

Organizations are demanding authentic leaders who can generate trust, empower others, and find innovative answers to today’s problems and challenges.

When you earn a master’s in leadership online at Walden, you can gain the knowledge required to become a globally competent and ethical leader. This master’s degree in leadership is designed to help leaders build the necessary knowledge base and skills to meet the ever-evolving challenges of a complex world. The content and activities encompassed in the leadership degree program help prepare leaders to seek and find innovative answers to novel problems and challenges, deploy effective strategies to facilitate change and manage conflict, and inspire individuals to work together toward a shared vision for a better future. Moreover, Walden’s online master’s in leadership program helps prepare students to create positive change through effective leadership.

With four optional specializations, you can deepen your leadership and human resource management skills or design your own specialization to meet your professional goals.

Embedded Graduate-Level Certificate

Receive a graduate-level certificate after successfully completing the first four courses in the program, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your MS in Leadership.

Program Savings

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General Program and Specializations

General Program

Evaluate your own leadership style as you develop the communication, problem-solving, and management skills to build effective teams and organizations.

Executive Leadership

Gain some of the critical skills that executives need to be successful in complex organizations.

Integrated Communication Skills for Leaders

Examine how to effectively use data and information to strengthen their position or provide sound evidence in support of their argument as they communicate their vision.

Leader Development

Gain strategies to help ensure that organizations thrive by effectively drawing on their human capital, which controls knowledge capital.

Self-Designed

Customize your studies by choosing nine credits from any of the MS in Leadership specialization courses.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Apply leadership principles utilized to foster positive transformation of individuals and organizations.
  • Effectively utilize communication strategies appropriate to intended audience.
  • Assess relationship-building strategies used by leaders.
  • Evaluate holistic problem solving strategies that leaders use in complex environments.
  • Utilize effective self-reflection skills in order to continue a lifelong evaluation of personal leadership values, strengths, and goals.
  • Appraise techniques leaders facilitate effective collaboration necessary to lead others toward a common goal.
  • Evaluate appropriate social change leadership strategies.

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