Master of Science in Science Management and Leadership

Become an Inspirational Science Executive

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Webster University Online
2 Years
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Lead efficiently and ethically in your field

Prepare for leadership roles in a wide variety of science and engineering settings by earning your Master of Science in Science Management and Leadership degree through Webster University Online. Whether you aspire to manage a small startup, a private clinic, a large hospital, or even a multinational corporation, Webster builds upon your existing science skills with advanced training today’s (and tomorrow’s) leaders need.

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Designed with your goals in mind

Built for aspiring executives

The Science Management and Leadership master’s from Webster University Online empowers professional scientists and engineers to advance their careers and take on more responsibilities within their current company or in a new setting. This program is ideal for:

Add business essentials to your scientific skill

Our Science Management and Leadership curriculum combines general science-focused management courses with your choice of a focus area, based upon your goals and interests. Regardless of where you specialize, you can expect to:

Classes you’ll take

To earn your MS in Science Management and Leadership from Webster, you must complete 36 credit hours (12 classes). This includes 30 credits (10 classes) of required courses and six credits (2 classes) of electives; one of which must come from the list of science electives below.

Required courses
  • Basic Finance for Managers
  • Communication for Professional Science Management and Leadership
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Management and Leadership
  • Foundations in Intellectual Property Law
  • Marketing and Comparative Analysis for Science Management and Leadership
  • Organization Behavior
  • Practical Application in Science Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory and Qualitative Affairs for Science Management and Leadership
  • Technical Writing for Science

Science elective courses
  • Energy Policy and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Natural Resource Management and Sustainability
  • Space Bio-Astronautics
  • Space Environment
  • Space Systems Engineering

Your master’s degree, on your schedule

Because Webster’s MS in Science Management and Leadership is available 100% through Webster University Online, you have the flexibility to create a class schedule that fits within your personal and professional obligations. In other words, you never have to choose between family, work, and furthering your education.

Have the time to grow even more? Consider our dual degree program, which combines this master’s with an MBA to put yourself on the fast track toward promotion.

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Find rewarding science leadership roles

With Webster’s blend of broad-based business skills and specialized scientific instruction, you’ll graduate equipped with the expertise and experience to stand out in a competitive job market. Graduates from this program have gone on to such careers as:

Natural Sciences Manager


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Medical and Health Services Manager


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Operations Manager


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Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your Science Management and Leadership master’s.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your master’s in Science Management and Leadership from Webster University, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Gain real-world knowledge from faculty experts with professional experience as prestigious companies like Boeing, the USDA, Kimberly-Clark, and others. Our professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities, including internships and jobs.

More than a century of science success

Learn more about Webster’s strong history of teaching the sciences.

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