MA in Management and Leadership

Become a strategic manager and innovative leader

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18 Mos.
Time to Completion
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Expand your management and leadership potential

Webster’s MA in Management and Leadership—accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)—puts theory into practice. Gain professional experience. Learn from expert professors. Complete your degree part-time in just 18 months and take classes online and at one of several campuses across the country.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:

Tailor your degree to your goals by choosing from four emphases.

Learn more about our emphases

Why an MA in Management and Leadership from Webster?

Grow as a leader and expand your career opportunities

Leverage your natural abilities and gain knowledge to be the kind of leader who motivates and inspires others. This program is ideal for:

Experiences that build leadership skills

Webster’s MA in Management and Leadership equips you with both the understanding of global business practices and the experience of applying motivational skills to manage, inspire and empower people to be their best. Graduate ready to:

Benefit from a dynamic curriculum

You must complete 36 hours to graduate with your MA in Management and Leadership.

Your course list

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Management and Leadership must include the following courses:

  • Basic Finance for Managers
  • Management (Requisite Course)
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Management and Strategy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Development and Change
  • Integrated Studies in Management

In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.

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Align your education with your interests

You can customize your MA in Management and Leadership with 12 hours from an emphasis in one of four areas:


Gain an understanding of how to protect the ever-expanding, global reach of computer systems. Prepare yourself for unlimited growth potential in a demanding field.

Classes you’ll take
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Infrastructures
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
  • Cybersecurity Threat Detection

Digital Marketing Management

Grasp the future of marketing. Acquire knowledge of analytics, social media and strategy.

Classes you’ll take
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Foundations of Marketing Strategic Thinking
  • Management of Digital Marketing
  • Management of Social Media
  • Marketing Analytics

Health Administration

Deepen your knowledge of the health care industry. Acquire the skills to guide health care organizations toward greater efficiency.

Classes you’ll take
  • Organization and Management in Health Administration
  • Financial Management in Health Administration
  • Health Administration Law

Organizational Development and Change

Learn how to design, facilitate and evaluate change to help organizations grow. Become a leader of change within your career.

Classes you’ll take
  • Practicing Organizational Development
  • Change Leader Self-Mastery
  • Organizational Development Consulting Practices
  • Data-Driven Approaches to Organizational Development

Project Management

Develop theoretical concepts and practical skills to deploy with your organization. Ensure that projects are completed on deadline and within budget.

Classes you’ll take
  • Advances in Project Management
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Explore Your Options

Designed for working professionals

Through our hybrid approach, you will complete some of your coursework online, and connect with faculty and peers in person. Classes for this program are available at the following campuses:

Choose The Path That’s Best For You

Your future looks bright

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of management occupations is projected to grow at least 9% from 2020 to 2030. It’s estimated that 92% of students who completed a master’s degree in Management and Leadership were fully employed after graduation. Graduate with your MA in Management and Leadership prepared for positions like:

Administrative Services and Facilities Manager


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Human Resources Manager


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Management Analysts


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tell Us About Your Goals

Achieve your personal and professional goals

We’re here to help

Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MA in Management and Leadership.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your ACBSP-accredited MA in Management and Leadership from Webster, a private, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Mentors. Career connectors.

Learn from and collaborate with faculty who have professional experience. Our professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities.

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