Master of Science in Leadership

Batterman School of Business and Haab School of Business Mission

The Batterman and Haab Schools of Business embolden a global network of transformational and collaborative Christian leaders, dedicated faculty, entrepreneurial students, and active alumni who come together to create maximum social impact through ethical practice, innovation and service.

Program Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) program prepares the student for management roles in all areas of business by blending Christian leadership and ethics with organizational theory and practice. The courses focus on understanding yourself as a leader and developing industry aligned competencies to effectively lead teams and organizations. It prepares a wide variety of working professionals the skills needed to guide organizational efforts effectively with methods based on proven scientific study. MSL graduates leave the program displaying Christian leadership values that empower today’s minds to transform tomorrow’s world.

Program Overview

CUWAA’s MSL degree is an online program that requires 30 semester hours of credit comprising 10 courses. This program is designed to provide leadership and management understanding by giving students the necessary tools to understand themselves as leaders, integrate their technical skills, and learn how to successfully unleash the expertise of their team members to drive organizational growth and success.

The MSL program is designed to help a wide array of students achieve their career goals in many different settings, including business, government, non-profit, and education. The courses focus on leadership at different levels, including business strategy, leadership and management, leading changes, managing human capital, and organizational performance. As a student, you will leave the program with a new understanding of how leading, inspiring change, and building commitment creates positive momentum in the organization.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply ethics to leadership through a Christian perspective.
  • Develop the concept of vocation from a Christian perspective through self-reflection.
  • Increase the capacity for and develop a plan for continual growth and development in their vocation as a leader.
  • Lead collaborative communities in virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments.
  • Apply leadership theory and practice in personal development and professional arenas.
  • Develop leader capacity through coaching in creative and critical thinking.
  • Develop interpersonally through communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills (practicum).
  • Communicate with varied audiences in oral presentations.  
  • Use effective written communication in professional and research contexts.
  • Interpret qualitative and quantitative leadership studies in the academic research process.

 Master of Science in Leadership Curriculum

MSL 505Theories, Strategy, and Visioning for Leaders3
MSL 510Self-Leadership3
MSL 520The Relational Leader3
MBA 544People-Focused Management3
DBA 9323Contemporary Topics in Organizational Performance and Change3
MSL 550Leadership Competencies3
DBA 9110Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics3
EDG 9030Servant and Ethical Leadership3
EDG 9290Diversity and Culturally Responsive Leadership3
MSL 599MSL Graduate Research Project3
Total Hours30