Strategic Leadership, M.S.

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 degree in just 18 months, 1 night a week or online!

Program Details

Standard Completion Time 
18 months

Program Credits: 41

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

When Can I Start?

Next Start Date:

Online Dates

  • Monday, November 16, 2020
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by August 24, 2020 and your deposit is $75.00
    • Submit your complete application by September 28, 2020 and your deposit is $150.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00

*Classes on weeknights run from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm.

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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



Popular Careers & Employers


  • 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


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

Alumni Making A Difference

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Cicely Strickland '18

Chief Operating Officer, United Way

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

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