Master’s in Management & Leadership

School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Boost Your Business Career with a Master’s in Management & Leadership

Get a Master’s in Management & Leadership (MSML) at Montreat College that is affordable and flexible. This online degree is for upwardly mobile professions who seek the leadership skills to motivate and manage people, and enhance personal effectiveness. Courses are challenging, interesting, and focused on real-world situations.

No GMAT or GRE is needed to apply. Students come from a variety of backgrounds. No matter what your work experience covers, this degree helps you develop as a knowledgeable and confident manger and leader.

Management and Leadership Degree Highlights

  • Learn to understand, manage, and motivate people within an organization.
  • Become an effective leader by learning how to create and direct organizational goals and relationships.
  • Take advantage of a balanced curriculum that mixes managerial and leadership principles with business theory.
  • Develop critical thinking and strategic planning skills in the context of an ethical, Christ-centered worldview.

For over 25 years, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies has helped adult students position themselves for success by learning essential skills, completing degrees, and gaining the knowledge and credentials to take careers to the next level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Montreat College’s Management and Leadership program offered?

Courses are offered online.

When are the start dates for the management and leadership degree program?

There are three start dates for new students every year, in January, May, and August. Please see the following for specific enrollment and start dates.

How long does it take to complete the management and leadership degree program?

The MSML program requires completion of 36 credit hours. If students take a full-time load each term—one class at a time continuously throughout the program—they should complete the program within 24 months.

How much does the management and leadership degree program cost?

The cost is $525 per credit hour plus a $50 technology fee per semester. Depending upon the amount of credits you transfer in, students may be able to complete the program in 18-24 months. Keep in mind that there are multiple college and government financial aid programs available to help mitigate the cost of your education. You can learn more about your financial aid options.

What jobs can you pursue with a management and leadership degree?

The U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts the job market for management jobs will is growing 8% from 2016-26. Job options include: marketing managers, architectural and engineering managers, computer and information systems managers, construction managers, financial managers, food service managers, medical and health services managers, education administrators, public relations and fundraising managers, non-profit managers, sales managers, and many more.

How much money do people in management occupations typically make?

According to the BLS, people in management occupations earn an average annual salary of $104,240. However, the amount of money that such professionals make depends on many factors, including region, industry, and specialization.

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken (All final transcripts must include graduation information)
  • Essay that demonstrates management and leadership potential
Program Requirements

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Sample Courses

ML 506 Personal Leadership Development: Theory and Practice
This course explores leadership traits, styles, roles, and responsibilities of successful leaders over the course of history. This course provides exercises designed to identify students’ individual strengths and weaknesses with the goal of greater self-awareness and personal development. Additionally, students will apply leadership principles in their own lives and critically reflect on the leadership styles they exhibit.

ML 511 Data-Driven Decision-Making
This course focuses on using data and developing models for real-world decision-making. This includes understanding topics such as probability and risk, reading charts and graphs, as well as understanding behavioral aspects that affect decision-making, such as heuristics. Students will participate in decision-making exercises, as well review real-life case studies in decision-making.

ML 591 Managing on the Edge of Chaos
This course investigates the nature of variability and probability in systems. Process development, system design, and quality thinking will be studied from a “classical” perspective, before plunging into the science of non-linear systems, emergence, and complexity theory. Leadership and management will be reviewed in regard to systems existing on “the edge of chaos” between order and disorder.

Caleb Owolabi ’17

I thought the transition into Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies might be difficult, but I was astonished at how friendly the professors and other students are.

Caleb Owolabi ’17

I thought the transition into Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies might be difficult, but I was astonished at how friendly the professors and other students are.


Portrait of Stephen Dukas

Dr. Stephen P. Dukas
Associate Professor of Business

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Dr. Paul Gratton
Associate Dean for Adult and Graduate Studies
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Business