Master Of Arts In Executive Leadership Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Mar 16, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Excel in Business with a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership Online

Liberty University’s online master’s in executive leadership degree program is designed to prepare you to excel as a business professional in public, private, and nonprofit management roles. Pursuing our Master of Arts in Executive Leadership can enhance your opportunities for career advancement and strengthen your critical problem-solving abilities through assignments and scenarios based on real-world business challenges. The master’s in executive leadership online degree provides students with a foundation in business theory and practical skills in leadership and management suitable for students from any academic background. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Executive Leadership Online Degree?

If you are currently in a business role without a formal business degree, or you want advanced graduate studies in leadership without pursuing a master’s in business administration (MBA), then the master’s in executive leadership online is the degree for you. Unlike our online MBA degree, you are not required to have a business-related bachelor’s degree to be considered for the Master of Arts in Executive Leadership. Students who find themselves unexpectedly in a business leadership role will find the online master’s in executive leadership to be a convenient path to transition from an unrelated bachelor’s degree.

What Are the Benefits of Pursuing a Master’s in Executive Leadership Degree Online?

  • Business managers can experience greater job security because of their role, as most management positions are not suitable for companies to outsource to foreign markets.
  • Completing a master’s degree demonstrates your willingness to go beyond basic practice to the application of advanced business theory to solve difficult leadership and management problems.

  • This program is 100% online with no required on-campus intensives or thesis requirement.

  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  • The master’s of executive leadership provides a flexible selection of leadership analysis, management skills, and executive leadership development that will equip you for the industry’s leadership challenges.

What Will You Learn in the Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership Online?

Liberty University’s master’s in executive leadership online degree is intended to offer 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 theory and organizational behavior for insights into the psychology of business relationships and teamwork.

Your courses can also help you gain the practical business skill set you might not have if you didn’t take business classes at the bachelor’s level. Courses like Accounting for Non-Financial Managers can help you become more marketable for various management roles. As a Christian college, Liberty University also incorporates a biblical foundation on ethical leadership in the executive leadership degree to ensure that we are training responsible business executives and leaders.

You can choose from a selection of courses like Non-Profit Management, Entrepreneurship, Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution, and Business Common Professional Components, all of which give you the training you need to show your general business expertise.

Our M.A. in Executive Leadership can help prepare you for doctoral studies in our Doctor of Strategic Leadership program. If you are interested in pursuing a DBA after your master’s degree, you may want to consider pursuing one of Liberty’s MBA degrees.

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Highlights of the Master’s in Executive Leadership Online Degree

  • By earning your master’s in executive leadership degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • This program can help you transition from an unrelated bachelor’s degree to graduate studies in business leadership and management with no prerequisites required so you can achieve your goals faster!

  • Students with a military background will find the master’s in executive leadership to be an effective extension of their military training as they transition to the civilian business market or work in government roles.

  • Learn business best practices in higher-order management strategies, leadership theories, and leadership analysis that will help you meet management challenges in any industry.

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Master’s in Executive Leadership Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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 log-in times

Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Executive Leadership

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Potential Careers for Online Master’s in Executive Leadership Graduates

Graduates of the online master’s in executive leadership will find that the skills and graduate level leadership analysis may increase their employment and pay advancement opportunities in their current careers. The broad selection of courses, like strategic management, leadership communication, and industry best practices, may lead to new leadership roles in private business, corporate business, nonprofits, or government roles that rely on broad leadership skill sets.

  • Business development executive
  • Business owner
  • Company executive
  • Organizational manager