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The Master’s in Strategic Leadership (MSL) builds on a foundation in business administration coursework, similar to an MBA, but with a unique leadership focus that cultivates critical thinking, strategic agility, ethical decision-making, visioning, and the integration of core business operations. Working professionals can complete this program in 12-24 months (full-time or part-time) taking one or two 8-week classes online or on-site.

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Natasha House
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Program Details

Standard Completion Time:

Full-time | 12 months | online or onsite | Two 8-week classes at a time

Part-time | 24 months | online or onsite | One 8-week class at a time

(Onsite classes held in the evening)

Program Credits: 41

 Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Start Terms

  • May 2, 2022
    Online or in person
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by February 1, 2022 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by March 1, 2022 and your deposit is $100.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00

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Program Highlights

  • INTEGRATIVE STRATEGIC AUDIT applied research project and integrative case study
  • 94% OF GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME within a year of graduation (Career Services Annual Report)
  • EXAM-FREE CURRICULUM grades based on papers, presentations, and projects
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Alumni Making A Difference

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Cicely Strickland '18

Chief Operating Officer, United Way

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Marc Natale ’02

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

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Lauren Kolb ’12

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

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Assistant Director, University of Rochester

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Training Specialist, WSM Trainers & Consultants

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