Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Leadership (M.S.)

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Required Courses:
LD 820 Cultivating Your Leadership Capabilities 3 credits
LD 821 Ethical Decision-Making 3 credits
COMM 800 Foundations of Organizational Communication 3 credits
LD 822 Maximizing Your Organization's Potential 3 credits
PM 804 Leading Teams 3 credits
LD 823 Emergence of a Strategic Leader 3 credits
PM 810 Change Management and Communication 3 credits
LD 850 Leadership Integrative Capstone 3 credits
Elective Courses:
(Students will choose one group of electives)
Group 1


MGMT 824: Financial Management, and MGMT 825: Corporate and Social Accountability

6 credits




Group 2

Project Management

PM 800: Project Management Seminar, and PM 801: Project Planning and Scheduling

6 credits
Total credits: 30 credits



In today's rapidly evolving world, the need for effective leadership has never been greater. That's why we've designed Granite State College’s Master of Science in Leadership (MSLD) to meet the needs of professionals in every industry who want to enhance their leadership skills while also gaining a deeper perspective of organizational management.

Granite State’s MSLD program is expertly tailored to fit the needs of individuals who want to make a career change, current managers in all industries who want to advance in their profession by gaining graduate qualifications for job security and flexibility, and individuals from a variety of disciplines who want to further expand their job opportunities by adding this professional degree to their portfolio.

With a Master's Degree in Leadership, you will be able to:

  • Assess and enrich your capacity to function as a leader in today's environment.
  • Develop an appreciation of how to become leaderful.
  • Determine organizational relationships to facilitate organizational effectiveness.
  • Assess your ethical framework in the context of an effective leadership model.
  • Augment your ability to lead people and teams to excellence in projects and organizational settings.
  • Conduct visionary exercises to facilitate organizational growth and opportunity.
  • Invent new ways to respond to changes in the environment of an organization and actualize organizational vision.

Program Instruction

Our experienced faculty are also business leaders and practitioners in their fields. Instruction provides adult learners every opportunity to apply theory to practice through experiential learning and civic engagement. Our faculty also apply principles of adult learning that recognize the educational value of bringing their students' work and life experiences into class. Furthermore, our faculty use case studies to engage students in simulations and team exercises directed at developing decision making and leadership skills.

Financial Aid
Federal financial aid is available to assist with the cost of completing your degree. Complete the financial aid process today!

About Leadership

A Master of Science in Leadership is applicable to every profession. The curriculum emphasizes strategic thinking in light of an ever-changing landscape. Our program is focused on an action-learning approach that is intended to leverage the interdisciplinary backgrounds of participants to help build leadership competencies. We believe that the principles of leadership, when mastered, are applicable in any environment – whether commerce, education, health care, government, or social services.

Successful completion of the program will help you create effective change in the workplace, which is a necessity to lead in today’s environment. 

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