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Online Master of Science in
Strategic Leadership

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Why Earn a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Online at Etown SGPS?

Applying to the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership program at Elizabethtown College is an excellent choice for those aiming to refine their leadership skills and impact. The program's focus on strategic decision-making and ethical leadership equips you with essential skills to lead effectively in today's dynamic organizational environments. It's ideal for aspiring leaders who wish to inspire meaningful change and develop a deep understanding of how to manage and guide diverse teams towards success.

Program Outcomes:

  • Articulate a personal leadership philosophy.
  • Solve problems through diagnosis and solution generation.
  • Develop diverse teams to improve productivity.
  • Implement mentoring and coaching strategies to enhance self and others’ professional skills.
  • Lead using a framework for ethical decision-making that enhances the ethical climate of the organization.
  • Make financially sound decisions.
  • Strategically apply leadership theories to enhance workplace and community.
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Complete the Program in

1 Year

or More if Needed

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What Career Opportunities Could I Have With a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership?

Graduates of Elizabethtown College's Master of Science (M.S.) in Strategic Leadership have a promising career outlook, with opportunities in high-level positions like Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Marketing Manager. The regional job market shows a significant demand for these roles, with thousands of postings in the past year. Alumni of the program are employed at prestigious organizations such as The Hershey Company and Highmark Health, indicating the program's effectiveness in preparing graduates for substantial roles in various industries.

Etown SGPS has been instrumental to my success. My journey to CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster would not have happened without my master's degree. As an adult learner, I had to find a different and unique way to attain that credential.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The M.S. in Strategic Leadership is priced at $675 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

Tuition & Aid 

Online Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Requirements and Concentrations

The M.S. in Strategic Leadership degree from Elizabethtown College requires 36 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their credits from Elizabethtown College. The M.S. in Strategic Leadership offers two tracks to completion, a full-time one-year program and an accelerated part-time option taking 2+ years.

The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership offers two tracks to completion, a full-time one-year program and an accelerated part-time option taking 2+ years:

  • The full-time, one-year track enables qualified candidates the opportunity to complete the program in one year. Candidates choosing this track benefit from a discounted tuition rate for committing to this full-time program.
  • The accelerated part-time track allows busy candidates the flexibility they need to manage a work, life, and graduate school balance. Candidates in this track usually complete the program in two years but have the flexibility to extend that timeframe and step in and out of the program as life requires.
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Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the usefulness of different statistical techniques and their real-world application.
  • Explain the management implications of the use of business intelligence and knowledge management systems.
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics (populations and samples, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, measures of distribution) and their real-world application.
  • Analyze problems in business and accounting using appropriately selected data visualization tools.
  • Apply intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in SQL.
  • Sit for: 1Z0-061: Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (OCA) and pass at a 60% level or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the steps to start, innovate, and grow a business.
  • Analyze the strategies involved in running a successful business.
  • Articulate leadership skills and practices to optimize business performance.
  • Critique governance structures and succession planning as a vital component of a business model.
  • Develop a business plan for a new entrepreneurial business idea or possible innovation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Manage people and processes in health care organizations.
  • Drive strategy and improvement in health care organizations.
  • Ensure required policies are applied to health care administration.
  • Apply principles of economics to manage finances in health care organizations.
  • Develop insight into one of the following elective areas: managing information systems or human resources in health care organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Promote effective instructional leadership through the strategic enhancement of professional development, capacity building, implementing a rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction, and establishing robust assessment and accountability measures.
  • Foster a climate and culture of inclusive excellence by nurturing a community of care and support, promoting equity, cultural responsiveness, and holistic development.
  • Equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments.
  • Design learning experiences based on the unique characteristics and motivations of adult learners aligning with the theory of andragogy.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe strategies for strategic revenue generation, such as fundraising techniques, grant writing, and donor engagement.
  • Explain the principles of governance, advocacy, and the role of boards in non-profit organizations.
  • Compare different governance models and advocacy approaches in the non-profit sector.
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas and propose ethical solutions in leadership and decision-making scenarios.
  • Construct a governance and advocacy framework that aligns with the organization’s values and fosters positive change.
  • Reflect on personal leadership practices and ethical decision-making, identifying areas for further development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify critical management skills such as negotiating, working effectively within a diverse business environment, ethical decision-making, and use of information technology.
  • Apply current purchasing & procurement procedures utilizing case problems and problem-based learning situations.
  • Apply project management skills, including demand forecasting (data analytics), Lean, and Six Sigma concepts to operations and supply chain management.
  • Evaluate current Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) from a production, quality management, continuous improvement, and execution standpoint.
  • Articulate the industry’s impact on the environment, sustainability, and government (ESG).
  • Recognize the emerging concept of enterprise and resource planning (ERP).
  • Express how to leverage key tools and systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Warehouse & Logistics Management Systems, and Supply/Demand Forecast.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sports business.
  • Analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sports business.
  • Evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of sports administration communication, networking, and marketing.
  • Examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.

Application Requirements & Process

To enter our Master of Science in Strategic Leadership you will need to:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (waivers possible based on work experience and other factors).
  • Minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience (can include undergraduate experience).
  • Show a commitment to devote considerable time to coursework in an accelerated program.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the graduate application via the online portal which includes the submission of a $50 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived for Elizabethtown College graduates.
    • You will need to request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you have attended and upload your current resume.
    • Additionally, prepare a 1-2 page essay outlining your professional goals, your current approach to leadership and management, and how you intend to apply the graduate degree to your long-term professional life.
    • The application process also requires two recommendations; one must be from your current supervisor, and the other can be from someone who can vouch for your professional and academic capabilities. Detailed instructions for these recommendations are provided within the admissions portal. Rest assured, these recommendations will be kept confidential and only used as part of your application assessment.
  •  International students interested in applying to the program are required to submit several specific documents as part of their application process.
    • This includes the College Board Certification of Finances form, which is essential for assessing financial readiness.
    • Additionally, a copy of the photograph page of your passport must be provided for identity verification. Standardized test scores from exams such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, PTE, or Cambridge English are also necessary, unless your bachelor’s degree was taught in English.
    • Finally, transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) to ensure that your academic credentials meet the program's standards.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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