Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL)

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Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL)

Mount Mercy's MSL is designed for leaders and emerging leaders with a growth mindset who would like to add higher level competencies to the skills most desired in organizations today.

Lead with Purpose

Focusing on relationships, leadership, and strategic thinking, our MSL program will help you drive collaboration and purpose—making you the adaptive leader of the future.

  • No GMAT required
  • Non-thesis program—apply what you learn immediately
  • Designed with the flexibility working adults need
  • Multiple delivery options available—participate how you learn best!
  • 34 credit hours
  • Finish in as few as 12 months

Emphasis Areas

Earn a traditional Master of Strategic Leadership, or focus on an emphasis in: 

  • Human Resources 
  • Quality Management 

Graduate Certificates

You can earn a certificate in the following areas along your path to an MSL:

  • Leading People & Organizations
  • Leading & Developing Human Talent

A graduate certificate requires 12 semester hours (4 courses) and can be applied toward an MSL or MBA.


Available face-to-face and virtual seminar series. 

Courses are conveniently held one or two nights a week in 5- or 10-week blocks, letting you focus your attention on one class at a time. Finish in as few as 12 months, or adapt a plan to fit your needs.

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In business, people are most important. You can teach a person a job and give them the tools, but how you treat each other and work together is what’s important. That’s always been my view of leadership, and that’s why I appreciate Mount Mercy’s MSL program.

Lauren Wymore ’20 MSL
Collins Aerospace

Be an adaptive leader of the future.

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