Master of Science in Leadership

The Master of Science in Leadership shapes students into competent, versatile and dynamic leaders ready to navigate the complex workplace of the 21st century. The program helps participants develop the interpersonal skills they need to influence others and lead effectively in today’s challenging work environment. Not only does the program include coursework to provide students with a foundation of basic management skills, it includes a set of courses that focus on the skills needed to achieve performance at the highest levels possible.

To obtain detailed program admission information, please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website.

Requirements for Admission

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • A $48 non-refundable application fee
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to BusinessCAS.
    • International applicants must have their educational credentials from institutions outside of the United States verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Statement of purpose and short-essay responses to the career goal and program-related questions in BusinessCAS
  • A current resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three allowed) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal by including recommender contacts within the Program Materials section of the application.
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required as proof of English proficiency for international  applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is the primary language. The following minimum score is required for admission to a graduate business degree program.
    • TOEFL - 94 or above (iBT only)
    • IELTS - 7.0 or above

If you do not yet have a TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only), you may complete and submit your application prior to taking the exam by indicating your approximate date within the Standardized Tests tab in the Academic History section. Select “Add Test Score” by the relevant test, then indicate that you have not yet taken the exam and add your estimated test date in the section provided.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (if required) with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.

QUESTIONS?

Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510 or by email at mba@miami.edu.

Curriculum Requirements 

Required Courses
ACC 670Financial Reporting and Analysis2
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
FIN 641Valuation and Financial Decision Making2
MAS 631Statistics for Managerial Decision Making2
MGT 616Foundations in Management Consulting2
MGT 617Leading Across Cultures2
MGT 618Leading Change in Organizations2
MGT 620Managing Through People2
MGT 621High Performance Leadership2
MGT 622High Performance Teams2
MGT 623Human Resource Systems2
MGT 624Negotiation Strategies2
MGT 677Corporate Strategy and Organization2
MGT 699Directed Study (Individual Assessment & Coaching in Leadership Skills)2
MKT 640Foundations of Marketing Management2
Total Credit Hours30

Work Experience Admissions Requirement: Very few students are admitted to the MS, Leadership program without work experience.  Those few students admitted directly from an undergraduate program without such experience  must meet with the Academic Director to find an appropriate internship or field training to take part in during at least the second half of the program.  Students entering the program with the requisite work experience will be exempt from this requirement.

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
TERM 1  
MAS 631 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making 2
MGT 620 Managing Through People 2
MGT 622 High Performance Teams 2
TERM 2  
ACC 670 Financial Reporting and Analysis 2
BUS 610 Communicating for Career Success 2
MGT 621 High Performance Leadership 2
MGT 623 Human Resource Systems 2
 Credit Hours14
Spring
TERM 1  
FIN 641 Valuation and Financial Decision Making 2
MKT 640 Foundations of Marketing Management 2
MGT 624 Negotiation Strategies 2
MGT 618 Leading Change in Organizations 2
TERM 2  
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization 2
MGT 617 Leading Across Cultures 2
MGT 699 Directed Study 2
MGT 616 Foundations in Management Consulting 2
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours30

Mission

To develop professionals who successfully demonstrate the principled leadership skills necessary to effect positive change in their various communities and ultimately, in the global economy.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to assess their respective leadership strengths and weaknesses, and develop action plans to improve existing skills sets.
  • The ability to apply leadership theories and concepts to actual leadership situations.
  • The ability to identify the leadership ethical issues in various situations.