Master of Science in Leadership

Program Format
Entry Terms
Fall: September 16, 2019, and October 28, 2019
Winter: January 6, 2020, and February 18, 2020
Credits Required for Graduation
45-46 Quarter Hours


The call for capable leaders is on the rise. Not surprisingly, employers are increasingly evaluating leadership skills as part of the interview process. Professionals who possess strong decision-making, organizational, and people skills will be well positioned to succeed in leadership roles.

The Master of Science in Leadership provides the foundation necessary to meet these evolving challenges by helping cultivate a personal leadership philosophy. Core courses within this program focus on managing organizational culture and diversity, leading teams, and ethics. Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, coursework in this master’s degree combines real-world lessons with an action-learning approach that build and strengthen leadership capabilities.

Complementing the program’s core courses are concentrations in areas such as project management, human resources, and organizational communications, providing you with content-specific expertise.

Program Objectives

  • Develop and bolster your leadership competencies
  • Explore key leadership areas such as: management, ethics, strategic thinking, and organizational culture
  • Prepare for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a global world
  • Exercise leadership skills through action-learning and research projects
  • Improve your ability to lead and work both independently and collaboratively

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Certificate Information

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs:

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