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Online Master's in Management and Leadership

Final Examination — 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.

*Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges we are no longer accepting applications for this program; however, we recommend students that are interested in this program consider our MBA program.




Gain the skills you need to effectively lead organizations with an M.S. in Management and Leadership.

Ready to rally the team and lead the charge? You’ve been preparing for this your whole life. Now, it’s your time to shine. Learn the skills you’ll need to manage effectively by getting your M.S. in Management and Leadership at SWU.

The best part? You can pursue your passion for leadership without disrupting your day job—this program is 100% online and flexible! We know—your calendar is already slammed. And this commitment is a hard one to swing. We’re here to help you succeed. That’s why we assign a dedicated advisor to help you through this. But you have to make the first move. Apply today.  

Customize your online MSML degree.

Our team of real-world experts is ready to help you take the next step in your career in a way that works for you—opening a door to earn while you learn. Take a look at our four MSML degree concentrations:

Healthcare Administration

This concentration is designed to prepare you for a career in the growing healthcare industry. The skills you learn can be applied to actual healthcare management situations—skills like effective organizational leadership and informed decision making. Using the principles of servant leadership, you’ll learn how you can best support employees and teammates so you thrive together.


This concentration teaches practical leadership skills to manage teams, organizational change and meet organizational goals through teamwork. Using the principles of servant leadership, you’ll learn how you can best support employees and teammates so you thrive together.

Project and Quality Management

This concentration is designed to prepare you for a career in:

  • Total quality management
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Quality control management
  • Project controlling
  • Project implementation management

If you feel drawn to leadership positions and love task-oriented work, we think you’ll love this specialization.

Human Resources

This concentration will prepare you for a career in human resources leadership within almost any organization or industry. Learn skills for strategic thinking in talent recruitment, management and engagement. Learn to build organizational culture by executing HR strategies that align with larger organizational strategies.


What can you do with a Master's Degree in Management & Leadership?

The MS in Management and Leadership program prepares managers and leaders for the critical thinking, problem solving, and strategic leadership skills to succeed in any industry, including:

  • Banking, Investment and Finance
  • Corporate environments
  • Governmental agencies
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing and construction
  • Marketing agencies
  • Nonprofit institutions
  • Service organizations

"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."

- Alma Lowery, MSML Graduate



Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Management and Leadership
  • Submitted application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Experience in a healthcare setting of at least one year (healthcare administration concentration student only)
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate coursework or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, you may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, you may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Although you do not need to take a GRE or GMAT exam to be admitted, we do require that you take the Peregrine Comprehensive Business Exam within ten days after admission.  This is simply to help pinpoint any business areas that may need to be strengthened. If an area is indicated, we strongly recommend you take any suggested Peregrine self-paced courses to ensure you will thrive in your graduate classes. Your advisor will provide you with details.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, you must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Have questions? We can help. Connect with an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or  .

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Online Student Graduation

Commencement ceremonies are held on SWU’s campus twice a year in May and December. Online graduates who complete their degree program of study at the conclusion of the summer semester will have their degrees conferred at the December graduation. Letters of completion are available to graduates who wish to confirm to their employers that they have completed their degree program upon request through the Office of Academic Records ( ). We look forward to celebrating with you soon!





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