The MS in Executive Leadership and Change is a cohort-based graduate seminar program. The contemporary curriculum, a highly integrated, carefully coordinated series of courses, is completed in twenty-four months.

Program Highlights

  • Classes are in a cohort-based, seminar format. 
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the internalization, integration, and application of self-awareness, team building, effective communication, systems thinking, and creative problem-solving for change.
  • Projects are designed as hands-on laboratories for testing ideas and applying leadership skills.
  • Students work closely with faculty and are encouraged to work collaboratively. Individualized learning objectives are incorporated into the program and research assignments.
  • To maximize learning, the program stresses an experiential, interactive and reflective format sharing personal work experiences, evaluating case studies and meeting guest lecturers.
  • Goals and learning objectives are supplemented through the use of multimedia technology, web-enhanced learning, and off-site visits.

The 36 Credit Hour Program is delivered in two formats and can be completed in 24 months:

  • Winter/January start - Tuesday evening format that meets once a week
  • Fall/September start - Wednesday evening format that meets once a week

About Our Program

Program Details

Additional Information

Melodie Baker

Executive Leadership & Change

The cohorts were made up of primarily working professionals who were able to add context, value, and rich dialogue to the discussions. The program design effectively combined practice and research so you were easily able to apply what you learned immediately into your everyday life.

For more information, contact Christina Coyle-Lenz at or call 716-839-8342.