Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL)

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL)


Elizabethtown College's Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL) program will equip you with all skills and knowledge you need to become a successful leader in life. Unlock your leadership potential and learn how to lead your organization and help it grow. You will become the one that others count on for strategic direction and ethical decision-making. Elizabethtown College's MSL program is uniquely designed to prepare you to deliver that kind of leadership.

How does the MSL differ from the MBA?
The M.S. in Strategic Leadership (MSL) is designed for professionals in any industry who want to develop and maximize their organizational talent while effectively motivating and leading their teams and organization to success. While the MBA places a heavier emphasis on the quantitative and financial aspects of leading organizations, the MSL focuses on strategically leveraging and enhancing the “people-side” of an organization to effectively generate and implement big picture strategies in meaningful ways.

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Leadership skills for your career and lifetime

Leadership Skills

Our program is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge to successfully meet the challenges facing today's organizations. The MSL program gives you the skills you need to implement strategic planning, effectively handle organizational change and manage projects all with the ethical foundation to make it all worthwhile. At Elizabethtown College, we believe that education should be a lifelong pursuit. We will always be available to aide you in maintaining and advancing your professional leadership skills throughout your career and lifetime.

Transform your approach to leadership

Be the leader

Now is the time to decide what type of leader you wish to be and take the next step to prepare for a lifetime of leadership. This is your opportunity to construct your own personal foundation for success. Our MSL program has been created to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experiences you need to become the innovative individual that today's organizations are looking for.

Flexible and Convenient for the Working Professional

In this flexible, part-time format, we blend a classroom environment with online courses to make a graduate program convenient for you. In only two years (six, eight week sessions per year) you’ll have your MSL. To find out more, call us today at 361-1411 or complete our information request form. Take the first step to unlocking your leadership potential.

The minimum criteria for entry in the MSL program:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  2. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors)
  3. Be at least age 25
  4. A minimum of 3 years of professional leadership/management experience
  5. Time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable.

The first step is to meet with an admissions counselor who will explain the program and its format, and answer any questions you may have.