Master of Science in Leadership


Developed for individuals interested in the leadership skills involved in management, Grand Canyon University offers a Master of Science in Leadership. This leadership degree provides students with the skills necessary to develop professionally and gain self-confidence in their own leadership styles. Students learn to integrate a conceptual foundation for an executive leadership role that emphasizes the immediate application of ethical and practical leadership skills. This program also focuses on the ability to create, communicate and influence decisions using critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are grounded in theory and research.

Coursework in the Master of Science in Leadership degree explores the nature of business leadership models and theories, examines these models through a broad variety of insights and viewpoints, and provides a description and analysis of these approaches to leadership. Special attention is given to how the models can improve leadership in real-world organizations. Students will also study tactics for becoming an empowering leader. Organizational politics, influence tactics and succession planning are also topics of discussion.

Servant leadership is another area of focus in this leadership degree. Students will learn how a servant leader is different from other leaders and how focusing on the needs of others can create interdependency rather than dependency in organizations. Leadership communication in a cross-cultural setting is another area of exploration. In addition, students will gain an understanding of key audiences and learn how to effectively connect and communicate with important stakeholders, communicate during a crisis and frame a leadership message.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 $1,410
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $21,450 $22,300
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 79% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $22,679 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
General and Operations Managers
Sales Managers
Administrative Services Managers
General and Operations Managers
Management Analysts
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online/Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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