Online Master of Applied Leadership and Management

Are you looking to globalize your leadership skills? Earn your master’s in leadership management and learn how to build sustainable businesses, economies, cultures and environments. This degree can assist you on your path to becoming an account executive, business consultant or marketing manager.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/17/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a master’s in leadership management?

Now more than ever, the world needs leaders who understand adaptability. This leadership management program focuses on strategies for managing employees, partners and projects. Courses explore how culture, politics and economics impact international business.

In this program, you’ll focus on both micro- and macro-level issues, develop analytical skills for sound decision making, refine your negotiation skills and improve your global mindset. By the end of this program, you’ll feel confident incorporating international perspectives into every element of the business world.

Ideal candidates for a leadership and management degree

 

Ideal candidates include experienced professionals, mid-level managers and entrepreneurs. To be successful in this program, candidates must be committed to enhancing their understanding and experience of global markets.

What makes this leadership management program unique?

 

This leadership management degree can serve as a useful springboard for a wide range of business opportunities. As part of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, you’ll have access to resources around the world including the Career Management Center, Thunderbird Archives and T-Bird Connect. Additionally, following graduation, you’ll join our expansive alumni network.

Leadership and management online courses

Our master’s in leadership and management program promotes strategic thinking. You’ll learn innovative ways of thinking and grow as a leader through the following courses.


Core

Managing the Global and Regional Business Environment


Core

Global Accounting: Managing with Numbers


Core

Financial Value Creation for Leaders


Core

Leading Digital and Data Decision Making


Core

Strategies in a Competitive World


Core

Global Leadership and Personal Development


Core

Global Marketing Strategy and Management


Core

Communicating and Negotiating in a Dynamic World


What can I do with a master’s in leadership and management?

Our master’s in leadership and management degree helps you advance your skills and progress into higher leadership roles. Graduates leave empowered and ready to guide their teams through the ever-evolving business landscape. Program graduates go on to pursue a variety of careers including:

Account executive

Business analyst

Business consultant

Business development manager

Customer service manager

Entrepreneur

Business consultant

Marketing manager

Learn from world-class Thunderbird faculty members

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty also have prior experience in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Learn from world-class Thunderbird faculty members

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty also have prior experience in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Admission requirements for the leadership and management degree

Applicants to the Master of Applied Leadership and Management program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Application requirements

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Leaders in management and innovation

Arizona State University 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 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top10%


best global universities.

Tuition calculator

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