Online Master of Leadership and Management

Are you interested in strengthening your management skills? The Master of Leadership and Management combines cutting-edge management coursework with a global curriculum, cross-cultural communication, negotiation training, personal development and leadership components to prepare graduates to thrive as decision-makers in enterprises operating across borders.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a Master of Leadership and Management?

The Master of Leadership and Management is a graduate program focused on your ability to deliver high-level 21st century leadership and management principles and practices. Built to sharpen your leadership skills as a whole, this leadership and management program allows you to dive deeper into a variety of topics, such as cross-cultural communication, data analytics, finance and marketing.

Upon graduating with a degree in leadership and management, you’ll have the tools needed to pursue high-caliber leadership positions in both local and global organizations.

What will I learn in this leadership and management program?

 

Built to empower students and develop future-ready skill sets, the Master of Leadership and Management walks you through every facet of international management. Throughout your courses, you’ll learn data-driven decision-making in relation to global finance and marketing. You’ll also discover how to work in diverse teams to strengthen your leadership skills as a whole. Additionally, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills, including:

  • Leadership.
  • Management.
  • Consulting skills.
  • International business experience.
  • Global and regional negotiation skills.
  • Applied skills in today’s modern business.

Why should I earn a degree in leadership and management?

 

Now more than ever, organizations in all sectors need versatile leaders with high management acumen. The leadership and management program prepares you to take on more responsibilities in a range of settings, giving you the freedom to make desirable career changes across numerous industries. 

Ranked #1 in the world for master’s in management programs by Times Higher Education and The Wall Street Journal, the Master of Leadership and Management offers in-person applied learning opportunities, allowing you to gain real-world experience and network with like-minded individuals. Additionally, upon graduation, you’ll join Thunderbird’s extensive alumni network and access Tbird-Connect, an exclusive Thunderbird social media network for alumni and students that boasts a mentorship program, alumni chapter events and career opportunities.

Will my Master of Leadership and Management say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive. 

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Leadership and Management. If you choose to pursue a specialization in global and public affairs, it will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.

Leadership and management program courses

Made up of eight core courses, one applied learning project and one capstone, the Master of Leadership and Management gives you the freedom to explore specific topics of interest while still learning the fundamentals of leadership, management and communication.

This degree in leadership and management also offers a specialization option for students interested in global and public affairs. To obtain this specialization, students must complete four additional courses. Courses include:


Core

Communicating and Negotiating in a Dynamic, Global World


Core

Customer Experience and Digital Marketing in the Global World


Core

Data Analytics and Digital Transformation in a Global World


Core

Financial Value Creation for Leaders


Core

Global Accounting: Managing with Numbers


Core

Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business


Core

Global Leadership and Personal Development


Core

Navigating the Global and Regional Business


What careers are available to me with a degree in leadership and management?

Many Master of Leadership and Management graduates go on to manage global projects, become country managers, do business development work internationally, open subsidiaries in foreign locations and advance business careers in multinational companies. Potential careers include, but are not limited to:

Compensation and benefits managers

Financial analysts

Foreign commercial officers

Human resources managers

International relations managers

Logistics analysts

Logistics managers

Management analysts

Marketing managers

Experts in leadership and management

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in-person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full-time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Experts in leadership and management

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in-person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full-time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Master of Leadership and Management admission requirements

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Study at a world-renowned university

ASU is a global university that is committed to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.

#1


master’s in management, according to Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal.

#1


in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10


best global universities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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