Strategic Leadership, M.S.

The Master’s in Strategic Leadership (MSL) is an advanced business degree that prepares students to apply the lessons of ethical decision making, leadership courage, and work/life balance. Designed with flexibility and support to meet the needs of working professionals, this rigorous program transforms leadership in all organizational segments.

Program Highlights

INTEGRATIVE STRATEGIC AUDIT

offers applied learning experience through a research project and integrative case study

BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF TUITION

EXAM-FREE CURRICULUM

grades based on papers, presentations, and projects

PRE-ADMISSIONS TESTS NOT REQUIRED

GMAT/GRE

Program Credits: 40


Standard Completion Time
18 months


Accreditation
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

Ready to Learn More?

What Will I Learn?

By integrating the principles of a master’s of business administration (MBA) with the development of leadership skills, students learn more than business process management. They grow into visionary, ethically-centered professionals who build and inspire effective teams and communities and shape the future of organizations.

  • Understand essential role of ethical and moral frameworks in business decisions.
  • Design, conduct, and communicate business research, demonstrated in an Integrated Strategic Audit.

Where Will It Take Me?

Careers

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Operations
  • Sr. Vice President of Customer Satisfaction
  • Business Owner
  • Community Operations Manager
  • Real Estate Agent

Companies

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation
  • NYS Department of Health
  • City of Rochester
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • East House, Inc.
  • Breakthrough Solutions

Alumni Success

Marc Natale

Marc Natale ’02

Executive Director, Greater Rochester & Buffalo Niagara Region, American Heart Association

Lauren Kolb

Lauren Kolb ’12

Senior VP of Business Development and Client Services, Genesee Valley Trust

Terrance Collins-Howard

Terrance Collins-Howard ’13

Assistant Director, University of Rochester

Marv Stepherson

Marv Stepherson ’14

Training Specialist, WSM Trainers & Consultants

Who Will I Meet?

Joel Hoomans

Joel Hoomans, D.S.L.

Professor of Management and Leadership Studies

As the hiring manager for one of the nation’s best employers, Dr. Joel Hoomans noticed that many of the top-tier MBA graduates he interviewed lacked critical leadership skills. This motivated him to create the next generation business degree that integrated people development strategies with core business processes. The result, the Master's in Strategic Leadership, equips servant leaders dedicated to leading, managing and creating great businesses.

 

Bryan Milne ’16

"In the MSL program, assignments and projects provide not only the knowledge but also the “hands-on” experience – which is really important.    I am able to put what I am learning into practice in my role as Communications Center Operator.  At Roberts I am discovering my best self through gaining confidence in the classroom that is carrying over to my professional life and career."

Bryan Milne

 

Location & Start Dates

Attend class one time a week in multiple classroom locations in Rochester, NY or study online!

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Contact Us

Adult and Graduate Admissions
585.594.6600
AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu

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