Master of Leadership

Failure is easy. Success is hard. It all depends on leadership. 

Lead with integrity and innovate with vision through the University of Dallas Master of Leadership.

The University of Dallas Master of Leadership will give you the essential tools and strategic understanding to succeed as a leader, decision maker and strategic thinker. The UD Master of Leadership is designed for executives and aspiring leaders who work in various kinds of organizations, including private industry, public enterprise, entrepreneurial start-ups, schools and non-profits. It will also help you become a leader who leads with integrity and innovates with vision.  

A Powerful Education in Leadership

The UD leadership program combines case-study analysis, organizational studies, behavioral science and the liberal arts into a truly distinctive and powerful education in leadership. The program integrates practical management skills with sophisticated strategic understanding, fostered by self-awareness and grounded in experiential learning. 

A Catalyst for Personal & Professional Growth

Drawing together students of diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, the UD Master of Leadership will enable you to accelerate your career and deepen your engagement with the world. You will learn the foundations of leadership and develop the practical skills you will need to lead others to the highest levels of success and accomplishment. If you're working in a school setting, Leadership students have the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Classical Learning in concert with their Master of Leadership by completing an additional three classes (9 credit hours).*

A Flexible & Integrated Learning Experience 

You can complete your Master of Leadership through a mix of courses taught online and on campus. The program consists of three parts: (1) Leadership Core, (2) Capstone Experience, (3) Elective Courses. These will prepare you for success in today's challenging workplace. By pursuing the UD Master of Leadership, you will be joining a vibrant learning community, in which you can become an authentic and transformative leader.

The education of a leader must be an education in living, observing and thinking.

Find out why from Master of Leadership Program Director Brett Bourbon, Ph.D. in Leading Well is Living Well and Powerful Tips on Storytelling and LeadershipOr, explore what it means to ask the right questions and know who you are in business and in everyday life.


*To earn the Classical Learning Certificate, students take their nine Leadership elective credits in the Humanities/ Classical Education Program and then add an additional nine credit hours of Classical Education courses.

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