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Master's in Management and Leadership | MS Program

About the Program

What is the Master of Science in Management and Leadership?

The online Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML) degree program is designed for current and aspiring leaders in a variety of organizations. This program focuses on key areas of management integrated with the best leadership practices. Unlike a traditional MBA that often includes a broad knowledge from a variety of business disciplines, the MS in Management and Leadership at SWU covers the necessary subjects for you to lead teams and organizations effectively and build alliances from a Christ-centered perspective that is characteristic of all the programs offered by SWU. Lessons and concepts from the classroom can be immediately applied in workplaces and organizations.

What do students enrolled in the Management program do?

As a MS in Management and Leadership student, you will gain skills in strategic planning, organizational development, information management and effective decision-making. You will participate in management exercises and learn to apply theory to practice in a way that addresses real-world business problems. You will discover a clear perception of management ethics based on Christian principles and the ability to use collaborative techniques in project development and completion. The program focuses on Christian servant leadership principles, the management of tangible and intangible resources within various organizational cultures and how to effectively achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Is this program right for you?

You might consider a Master of Science in Management and Leadership if you wish to advance in your company or organization, desire to expand your management capabilities, enjoy interactions with people, and seek to develop strong leadership skills.

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Online Program Start Dates

Sunday, January 7, 2018

At a Glance

Your Future

Career Preparation

This program opens the door to many career possibilities including:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking, Investment and Finance
  • Business Consultant
  • Customer Services Manager
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Owner
  • Executive Level Management
  • Financial Advisor
  • Senior Management
  • HR/Personnel Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Sales and Marketing

Graduate Experience

Our graduates have gone into a number of careers and have held jobs with employers such as:

  • City of Sumter
  • Colonial Life
  • Duke Energy
  • John De La Howe School
  • Trident Health Systems
"The advantages of being in this program is flexibility around your work schedule, good Christian values and meeting new people. Professors leave us with useful advice outside of our education that we can use to excel in our careers."

Kim Jones
MSML graduate
I can truly say that my master’s degree is paying off for me. In my new career, I have the opportunity to put into practice the education I received at SWU. Acquiring my master’s degree has helped me think outside the box. I also feel well prepared for making things work to get the job done well. I am grateful that I attended this Christ-centered university. It has helped reinforce my belief in service and goodwill towards those I serve."

Alma Lowery
MSML Graduate



At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.