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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

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