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Master of Science in Leadership

Today’s dynamic organizations require well-educated and skilled leaders. South University’s Master of Science in Leadership online program can help you develop your natural leadership qualities and prepare you to effectively lead individuals, teams, and complex organizations.Through faculty guidance and online coursework, you can refine your leadership style so that you can more successfully manage, communicate with, and influence others. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to set an example others will follow, how to strategically solve difficult problems, and how to foster teamwork across diverse disciplines.

As a student in the Master of Science in Leadership online program, you’ll also build a working knowledge of the best practices for decision making in the global economy, and discover the most effective planning, process, and production strategies for achieving organizational goals.

Course Requirements

Master of Science in Leadership: 48 Credits
Foundation: Personal Leadership: 12 Credits
LEA5100 Leadership, Organization Theory and Change, 4 Credit Hours
LEA5125 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5001 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 4 Credit Hours
Core: Organizational Leadership: 32 Credits
LEA5130 Team Building and Group Dynamics, 4 Credit Hours
LEA5140 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6150 Coaching and Professional Development, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6175 International Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6180 Strategic Negotiations, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6185 International Negotiations, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6501 Strategic Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6505 Organizational Development and Change Management, 4 Credit Hours
Capstone: 4 Credits
LEA6999 Strategic Leadership and Implementation, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

As a student in the South University MS in Leadership program online, you will:

  • Assess how individuals, cultures, society, ethics, and psychological principles affect the actions and decisions of leaders.
  • Influence others through effective communications that utilize clear, scholarly, and persuasive arguments.
  • Critically evaluate qualitative and quantitative data to recognize and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate information literacy, including the ability to determine and assess the extent of information needed,
  • Critically evaluate information and its sources 
  • Use information effectively, ethically, and legally to accomplish specific purposes.

 

Career Outlook

The Master of Science in Leadership online program will help you to develop the business, communication, and problem solving skills needed for leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

Read more about online requirements here

Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Jennifer Hunter Atkinson Grad Alumni
Class of '16
Bachelor of Business Administration

“South has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in steering my life into a direction I’m proud of. Through the last two years, I have gained tremendous support from my professors and I feel part of a community that challenges me to achieve personal and professional goals.”

Jefferson Reid 2012
Jefferson Reid Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Business Administration

“I wanted to stay in project management, but I knew my associate’s degree in aviation technology wouldn’t allow me to get where I wanted to be. A business degree was most relevant to the experience I had gained in the workforce. South University professors do a good job of teaching the concepts and then combining them.”

Annette Tornberg 2013
Annette Tornberg Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Associate of Sceince in Business Administration

“I feel that if I did not go back to school to further my education, my job search would not have come to this conclusion. I attended college twice in my twenties, but dropped out due to lack of enthusiasm. Going back to school and completing it online is why I am now finally employed. Don’t give up. You are never too old to learn.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

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Lauren Elsberry Grad Alumni
Class of '12
MBA in Healthcare Administration

“This program has helped make me better. It improved my time management. It improved my organization. I think because of its accelerated pace, it created those unexpected benefits. The classes I have taken in the AMBA program are relevant to my new position. I know my degree was something they looked at. South University has a good reputation; people have heard of it.”

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