Step Into an Influential Leadership Role with a Master’s in Management and Leadership
People are at the heart of every business — their performance is key to organizational success. Today’s challenging business environment demands skilled managers who are well equipped to lead high-performing teams. Webster University’s MA in Management and Leadership equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop innovative strategies to manage, inspire and motivate people in today’s world.
Make Yourself More Marketable
Hone your skills in a focus area to make yourself more marketable in specific fields. Choose an emphasis in cybersecurity, digital marketing management, entrepreneurship, health administration, marketing, organizational development and change, or project management.
Whether you choose the general path or choose to specialize, you’ll learn essential leadership skills combined with management science. Your coursework will cover relevant topics, like group dynamics, interpersonal relations, collaboration and how to effectively lead individuals, teams and organizations. You’ll graduate ready to develop solutions for complex problems and situations, analyze industry trends, and anticipate, plan and execute organizational change.
The Master’s in Management and Leadership program is designed for working adults who need program flexibility. Individuals who take one class every nine-week term without interruption will complete the program in approximately 30 months or 2 1/2 years. Individuals taking more than one class per term will finish sooner. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months for individuals taking two classes every nine weeks without interruption.
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Dual Master’s Degree Option
Combine the people-focused skills of your Management and Leadership degree with the broad business perspective of an MBA. Our dual master’s degree option allows you to graduate with two in-demand degrees by adding just 12 to 15 credit hours.
Gain Specialized Skills to Excel in the Modern Business World
Our optional emphasis areas prepare you for careers in modern business. Not only do you gain critical skills related to management and leadership, but you’ll also dive deeper into growing areas such as cybersecurity, project management or healthcare administration.
Online, On Campus or Both
Our degree allows you to take classes online or on campus, with the ability to switch to accommodate your busy schedule. Whether you are a working professional, an international student or an undergraduate student seeking an advanced education, you’ll have the flexibility to accomplish your goals.
Graduate From an ACBSP-Accredited Program
Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the MA in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Have Confidence Receiving an Accredited Education
The George H. Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the MA in Management and Leadership. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.
“What stands out about my time here at Webster University is just how diversified it is. Professors go the extra mile.”
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Master of Management and Leadership (MA)
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Our Master's in Management and Leadership program is offered in Webster Groves, Missouri, through Webster University Online and at other select Webster campuses.
What Can You Do with a Master’s in Management and Leadership
In Webster’s Management and Leadership master’s degree program, you’ll develop essential leadership skills that you can apply to a variety of jobs involving analytical decision making, conflict resolution, employee motivation, interpersonal communication and problem solving.
Career Outlook for Managers
Management jobs are expected to grow by 9% over the next decade, adding almost 1 million new positions. According to Webster's 2019-2020 Student Outcomes Report, it is estimated that 92% of students who have completed a master's degree in Management and Leadership in 2017 found full-time employment post-graduation in roles such as:
- Facilities Manager
- Healthcare Manager
- IT Security Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Operations Manager
- Project Manager
- Sales Manager
- Training Manager
Master’s in Management and Leadership Salary Information
The management field is growing fast with a median annual salary above $100,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . Our Master's of Management and Leadership increases your earning potential, making your degree a worthwhile investment. Specializing in an emphasis area opens additional opportunities. For example, management positions in cybersecurity have a median salary over $150,000, and healthcare administration management is projected to grow 32% by 2030.
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