Mount Mercy announces Master of Strategic Leadership

Mount Mercy University announces new Master degree program: Master of Strategic Leadership

Mount Mercy University has announced the addition of a fifth graduate program. The Master of Strategic Leadership program started in Spring 2014 with classes offered weeknights and Saturdays to accommodate busy working professionals.

Students pursuing the MSL at Mount Mercy will be able to choose from multiple areas of emphasis, appealing to a wide range of disciplines and academic backgrounds. The curriculum offers leadership and communication development training through Mount Mercy’s impressive base of full-time and professional adjunct faculty. The MSL program does not require a business background, therefore, a variety of people will find the curriculum beneficial.

“This is a great addition to Mount Mercy University’s academic portfolio. As with all of our graduate programs, the MSL allows working professionals to apply career experience in a high quality, classroom learning environment while maintaining full-time employment,” said Associate Provost Tom Castle. “It’s also unique in that the cost of tuition is priced lower than most programs with similar offerings in the area, and classes are offered in a 5-week, accelerated block format.”

The Master of Strategic Leadership curriculum utilizes service learning through community business projects. Students will be encouraged to apply course concepts within community organizations, using a “real world” case study approach to learning. Through this new offering, students will acquire a systems-wide approach to managing organizations; learn to develop and apply organizational leadership skills through community-based, hands-on projects; optimize human resource potential within an organization; evaluate organizational culture; and develop effective communication skills while building responsible and ethical community leadership.

In addition to the Master of Strategic Leadership, Mount Mercy also offers Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Master of Science in Nursing. For more information on graduate programs at Mount Mercy, contact Recruitment Coordinator for Accelerated & Graduate Programs Michael Lown at or call 319-286-4420.

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