Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

12 Months – 27 credits – USD 6,750 Total Cost

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

12 Months – 27 credits – USD 6,750 Total Cost

The Master of Science Strategic Leadership program consists of nine courses (27 credits total) covering the general business environment, followed by an in-depth study of leadership theory, management, planning and strategy. This program will equip you to effectively formulate, execute, lead, evaluate and manage human capital strategies and address cross-cultural challenges in the global marketplace.

Our academics are highly experienced professionals in the field of strategic leadership and will provide you with the tools, concepts, frameworks that allow you to create a mental map of what it means to be a strategic leader and offer you their perspective on the skills you need to apply in your day-to-day professional life.

Accruable Certificates that accelerate your success

If you enroll in our regular path, you don’t have to wait to finish your program to earn your certifications. In each 4-month period, you can complete one of our cumulative certificates, allowing you to progress even faster in your career. At the end of the program, you can earn your master’s degree in addition to the 3 certificates you earned along the way with no additional tuition* or time costs.

Graduate Certificate 1 Basic Courses ( 3 course)
Graduate Certificate 2 Organizational Leadership (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Strategic Management (3 courses)

All Master of Science Strategic Leadership students are required to take the Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business, which covers many of the basic concepts of business, including business strategy and business ethics, two of the major pillars of long-term business success leading to sustainability.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Master of Strategic Leadership program will enable graduates to:

– Examine leadership challenges in multinational and multicultural organizations.
– Identify problems in managing an organization
– Develop strategies for continuous improvement and organizational change
– Use qualitative and quantitative tools to measure performance
– Apply theories and concepts of organizational behavior, leadership, and management to improve organizational effectiveness
– Evaluate management strategies and business performance
– Collaborate and communicate effectively
– Develop policies and plans to achieve business objectives and maintain a competitive advantage

The Master of Science Strategic Leadership consists of 9 courses, of which 3 are common core courses and 6 correspond to the functional area.

Graduate Certificate 1 Basic Courses ( 3 course)
Graduate Certificate 2 Organizational Leadership (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Strategic Management (3 courses)

Basic Courses – Financial and Economic Environment of Business

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

In this course, students develop a plan for a new business, from ideation through launch. During the planning process, students will conceptualize key functional areas of a business, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution.

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Every business is impacted by external economic forces. Understanding the key concepts of is essential to making good business decisions. Concepts covered in this course include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, currency, trade, and competition.

In addition to these three core courses, students must select two concentrations in functional areas (9 credits each) to complete the program of study.

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

Reviews the role of finance in business. Students will learn the key concepts of financial management, including: the relationship between accounting and financial functions, financial analysis, value assessment, and the use of financial data to make business decisions.

Organizational Leadership

LM 501- Leadership (3 credits)

This course examines the theoretical foundations of leadership, motivation, teamwork and conflict management.

LM 502 – Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

This course explores the theoretical foundations and conceptual models for analyzing, understanding and managing human behavior within organizations.

LM 503 – Cross-Cultural Leadership & Global Management Strategy (3 credits)

This course examines issues that arise in the management of organizations operating internationally. Covered Topics include: globalization, cultural dimensions, transnational operations and competition, global strategy, and corporate social responsibility.

Strategic Management

LM 601 Organizational Change Management (3 credits)

This course examines theoretical perspectives on the management and leadership of organizational change and innovation.

LM 602 Sustainability and Ethics in Management (3 credits)

This course identifies issues, drivers, and inhibitors to sustainable and ethical business practices. Students will examine strategies for balancing competing interests, communicating effectively with stakeholders, and leading socially responsible organizations while maintaining organizational goals.

LM 603 Strategic Management (3 credits)

This course provides a detailed examination of the processes and quantitative tools used in strategic planning. Students will learn to formulate, implement and evaluate strategic management plans.

(*) Cumulative certificates are not required for the MS Strategic Leadership program. Since we seek to keep tuition costs to a minimum, if the student wants the certificates issued while taking the MS Strategic Leadership there is an additional fee of $150 per certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with completing the degree audit and issuing the digital certificate. If the student wishes to have a paper certificate issued, there is an additional fee of $150 for the issuance of each certificate.

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to quality education at an affordable cost, in forms and languages that meet the needs of students around the world.

The simplicity of fixed monthly payments

Services are actively evolving; it’s time for education to evolve as well. That’s why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.50 for every 3 courses. It’s that simple.

Tuition Guarantee

Part of our commitment is to give you peace of mind. Once you start your program, your tuition and other fees are locked in and fixed for the duration of your program.
This way you won’t be surprised by unexpected increases or changes that could jeopardize your completion.

Difficult Times Policy

We understand life circumstances. If you are enrolled in a program and face a major life hardship, such as a job loss or health-related situation, you may suspend your learning program for a short period of time. We will allow you to stop payments, giving you time to recover. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the agreed completion time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to have a successful graduation, without future school debts. With our low tuition and monthly payments, we allow students to pay as they go, avoiding a large burden at the end of their programs. This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the numerous forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce administrative costs and pass those savings directly to you.


Generally, our students are able to pay the monthly tuition with a combination of earned income, family contributions and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In the event that you are fully qualified for our programs and can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you are unable to cover the full monthly payment, you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

Fees and Tuition by Program

Program Science Strategic Leadership Leadership
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 27
Courses 9
Total Tuition $ 6,750
Graduation Fee
$ 150
Estimated Program Cost
$ 7,000

Tuition and fees are subject to change prior to admission, but your cost is locked in for the duration of your program at the time of admission.

Books and other materials

The estimated cost of the program does not include books and materials which can cost between $300.00 and $1,400.00 depending on the program. Students are responsible for purchasing their books prior to each course. We will provide links to where you can purchase them, but you are not obligated to get them there. You can buy or rent your books anywhere; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English, and you can also rent or purchase used books, to help reduce expenses.

Stackable Certificates

A great benefit of Saint Kolbe University’s programs is the design of the cumulative certificates to earn a Master’s degree. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in the regular pathway you can earn a Graduate Certificate to accelerate your career even faster.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all of our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our President and with a unique serial number that links the diploma or certificate to your academic achievements. Many students may choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a paper copy diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional certificate delivery fee of $150 to cover the cost of printing and mailing.

All costs are in U.S. dollars.

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