Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

Why CMU?

An MSSL degree focuses on the theories and practices of leadership. The curriculum is similar to the MBA. The major difference is that the MBA requires quantitative courses, such as economics and accounting, whereas the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership emphasizes leadership courses, such as coaching & mentoring, negotiation/deal making. Master of Science in Strategic Leadership students learn skills that are applicable to all industries.

The MSSL at CMU requires a total of 13 courses, equivalent to 39 units.

Gain Competencies in the following

  • Build your strategic leadership competencies
  • Lead your organization to greater effectiveness and success
  • Develop your philosophy of leadership
  • Learn methods to analyze and think strategically
  • Negotiation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Coaching

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MSSL program should be able to:

MSSL PLO #1:  Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and global perspectives covered in the course works with real world applications of strategic leadership.

MSSL PLO #2:  Perform a factual and application oriented literature review applying critical thinking and problem-solving techniques in cases and articles.

MSSL PLO #3:  Demonstrate both oral and written communication skills in an organizational and academic manner.

MSSL PLO #4:  Develop, analyze and implement leadership expectations of strategic planning based on solid organized data with application.

Required Core Courses & Educational Costs

Course No. Title Credit Hours
MIS 6110 Management Information Systems 3
LED 5531 Leadership Theories and Concepts 3
LED 5541 Leader and the Leadership Process 3
LED 5545 Leadership in Organizations 3
BUS 5581 Coaching and Mentoring 3
ORG 6130 Organizational Behavior 3
ENT 6431 Entrepreneurship 3
HRM 6180 Human Resource Management 3
LED 6851 Conflict Resolution 3
LED 6900 Negotiation/Deal Making 3
LED 6910 Team and Group Dynamics 3
LED 6920 Change Management 3
BUS 6190 Strategic Management Capstone 3

Education Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $585
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,755
  • Total Program Tuition: $22,815 (39 units)


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