Bethel’s dual degree option saves students' time to obtain two master’s degrees: the MBA and Master’s of Arts in Strategic Leadership (MASL). Today’s leaders need both technical business and leadership expertise to confidently and effectively lead organizations. The dual degree option prepares students for the complexities of leading any for-profit or non-profit organization. With the dual degree, students are ready for leadership in the challenging and constantly changing business environment.
The required curriculum for the Dual Degree: MA in Strategic Leadership and MBA comprises a 60 semester credit sequence of courses.
|BUSN 615||Managerial Accounting||3|
|BUSN 645||Marketing Management||3|
|BUSN 680||Business Strategy||3|
|ECON 635||Managerial Economics||3|
|Select one of the following concentrations: Finance, Management, Healthcare Administration, or Strategy and Execution||12|
|SLDR 615||Managing Projects & Quality Initiatives||3|
|SLDR 630||System Approaches to Leading Change||3|
|SLDR 640||Beyond Diversity||3|
|SLDR 650||Managing Conflict Through Dialogue||3|
|SLDR 660||Followership: The Other Side of Leadership||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|SLDR 605||Topics in Leadership Studies||3|
|SLDR 645||Leading in Times of Crisis||3|
|LEAD 607||Engaging Your Potential 1||0|
|LEAD 611||Leadership Theory & Personal Agency 1||3|
|LEAD 621||Worldview, Ethics and Leadership 1||3|
|LEAD 641||Organizational Diagnostics and Health 1||3|
|LEAD 651||Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management 1||3|
|LEAD 671||Strategic Communication for Leaders 1||3|
|LEAD 789||MBA/MASL Dual-degree Portfolio Addendum 1||0|
|LEAD 795||Integrative Team Capstone 1||3|
Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.
The dual degree M.A. in Strategic Leadership & MBA will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
- Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended.
- Have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
- Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
- Submit two professional Admission References.
- Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
- Submit a current resume.
- Interview with the program director or enrollment counselor if requested.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.