Master’s in Executive Leadership Degree Online Forge Expertise in Leadership


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Leadership is changing across the globe. Issues like technology, digitalization, and globalization have revolutionized the business world. As this landscape continues to evolve, the business world needs to change along with it.

Now more than ever, industries need people who are visionaries – leaders who embrace change, inspire those around them, and have the skills and knowledge to perform their job duties with excellence. Become this leader by earning Liberty University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Executive Leadership degree.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

You are a student who has a diverse professional and personal life and you need a graduate degree that can be customized to your lifestyle. At Liberty University, our goal with this executive and organizational leadership program is to meet your needs as a student with a diverse professional and personal life. Start implementing strategic leadership into your work with our program – which offers you and other online students multiple benefits.

  • An Alternative to an MBA | Unlike our online MBA degree, our master’s degree in leadership does not require a business-related bachelor’s degree for admission. If you find yourself unexpectedly in a business leadership role, our master’s in executive leadership may be a convenient path to transition from a bachelor’s degree that isn’t business-related. You may be looking to develop foundational business knowledge and equip yourself with character traits essential for leadership without committing to an MBA. Our program will help you fill in the gaps in your business education without forcing you to take courses that don’t align with your path. Instead, your coursework in our master’s in leadership online will focus on developing core leadership competencies and understanding the psychology of the workplace. You will be able to focus on the skills that really interest you.
  • Experienced Faculty | In the online leadership master’s degree, you will be taught by professors with backgrounds in business and leadership settings. Your professors will go beyond the books and share their experiences with you. With this real-world training, you can stand out in the job market and become ready to lead in your own corporation.
  • Tailor Your Degree | Our coursework covers a broad range of topics you will need to understand in any leadership position. You can develop a foundational knowledge of accounting and legal issues. You can also develop critical soft skills, like professionalism and conflict resolution. Our executive leadership courses will allow you to customize your degree to your unique career goals and interests. Learn the ropes of nonprofit management, strengthen your teamwork and conflict resolution skills, or prepare to start your own business by studying entrepreneurship. By honing in on leadership skills for specific contexts, you will become the leader you need to be for the career path you choose.
  • Flexibility | Our master’s degree in leadership is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, family, and community without taking courses on campus. Plus, our degree is only 30 credits — meaning you can complete the program in as little as 1 year. Our master’s in leadership online is the perfect way for you to enhance your qualifications while maintaining your busy lifestyle and career.

Our online master’s in leadership offers a broad selection of executive leadership skills training with an opportunity to customize the program for specific industry needs. The core content of our online master’s in executive leadership focuses on business management theory and organizational behavior for insights into the psychology of business relationships.

Your courses can help you gain the practical business skill set you might not have if you didn’t take business classes at the bachelor’s level. For example, courses like Accounting for Non-Financial Managers can help you become more marketable for various finance roles. Throughout your courses, you will strengthen your critical problem-solving abilities through assignments and scenarios based on real-world business challenges.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn throughout your master’s in leadership:

  • Cross-cultural management and leadership
  • Historical and current management practices
  • How to drive change in an organization and solve complex issues
  • How to handle ethical issues and dilemmas faced by leaders from a Christian worldview
  • Principles of organizational behavior for managers
  • The effects of personality and values on leadership and work style
  • The fundamentals of accounting and financial analysis

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.