Benedictine University

Master of Science in Leadership

Benedictine University's online MS in Leadership is a comprehensive, women-centric, flexible, distance-learning program that reaches far beyond the scope of popular women's workshops and seminars. The Benedictine leadership curriculum was created by women, for women, and classes are taught by women with real-world leadership experience. Guest lecturers include men and women who are well-versed in the unique qualities of women's leadership in organizational culture. Faculty and mentors come from a wide range of industries and experiences, including C-level executives, attorneys, top-level managers and entrepreneurs.

Benedictine's online Master of Science in Leadership curriculum is unique in its female perspective on leadership. Coursework covers topics such as social responsibility, gender awareness, financial management and business intelligence, servant leadership, critical thinking and strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and globalization—all guided by a woman's point of view.

Graduates of the online MS in Leadership from Benedictine University develop proficiencies in identifying and valuing personal strengths and competencies, effecting change, taking smart risks, networking, and skills assessment. You'll learn to apply your leadership strengths in a variety of business structures—corporations, not-for-profits, community organizations and entrepreneurship.

Consistently well-ranked on US News and World Report's annual list of top master's institutions in the Midwest, Benedictine University is an established institution with a tradition of academic excellence and more than 120 years of history. You'll earn the same highly respected MSL degree as our traditional, on-campus students with the convenience and flexibility of the online format, a geographically and professionally diverse student body, and abundant support when you need it.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

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