Strategic Leadership Program

Master of Arts

With a strategic leadership degree, you’ll learn to use your strengths to lead collaborative teams that make a difference.

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Blended, Online, and Face to Face

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s M.A. in Strategic Leadership program, we care about you and about who you want to become. That’s why we provide transformative education, tailored to fit your life and goals. Our mission is to help you advance your career by preparing you as a world-class leader equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to help teams thrive. You’ll learn to integrate your experience with effective leadership skills to shape the future of an organization and become a catalyst for change. Here, you’ll discover and reach new levels in life and your career. And upon completion of your degree, you’ll leave Bethel with the skills and knowledge to make a difference follow your calling.

Program Details

In the strategic leadership program, you’ll build on your unique strengths and experiences to become a leader of greater influence. Our curriculum helps leaders develop the self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and competencies necessary to lead people and organizations in new directions.

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Program Highlights

Experience-based learning

You’ll draw on your experience while developing practical leadership skills for any environment.

Personalized career coaching

One-on-one coaching sessions will help you navigate the changing nature of your work and consider your next steps toward personal and professional growth.

Values-based instruction

Through course activities, you’ll discover new ways to integrate your faith and your work.

Supportive faculty

Our professors are experts in their fields and passionate about seeing you succeed and grow.

Flexible programming

With online, face-to-face, or blended options, our program is designed to work for you—wherever you’re at and wherever you’re going.

Holistic development

We use the “PIPES” model to focus our approach to your development: you’ll grow professionally, intellectually, personally, ethically, and spiritually.

Unique dual-degree option

Only Bethel offers a dual-degree option that will set you apart. Our M.A. in Strategic Leadership program shares leadership courses with our MBA program, so you can complete the MBA by adding only six to seven courses after completion of the M.A. in Strategic Leadership. In three years, you’ll hold two master’s degrees and possess the technical and leadership training to excel in any environment.

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Preparing Confident, Strategic Leaders

At Bethel, we believe that leadership is enhanced by strategic thinking. With an M.A. in Strategic Leadership, you’ll become a leader who aspires to greater things, helps those around you thrive, thinks critically about decisions, builds successful and innovative teams, identifies new opportunities, adapts to changing environments, and communicates and executes an inspirational vision.

Our strategic leadership degree features highly regarded graduates, distinguished faculty, relevant instruction, a convenient schedule, valuable networking, and community, all within a Christian learning environment. You’ll be prepared to make a difference in our world and inspire others to use their God-given talents to accomplish incredible things.

Top 10

online leadership program nationwide

- College Consensus

$88,850 - median income of recent MASL graduates

- Minnesota Office of Higher Education SLEDS Database

Bethel’s strategic leadership program equipped me with values-based, practical leadership skills that I could put to immediate use. My professors modeled excellence in leadership and were clearly passionate about growing leaders to serve and be a positive influence in our world. The program has given me the tools and the confidence to become a catalyst for positive change.

Tonya Anderson '16
Current job: RN

Career Outcomes


Your strategic leadership degree will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a confident, innovative, successful leader. Our graduates work at prestigious organizations in a variety of career fields.


Learn how to:

  • Build and lead innovative, successful, thriving teams
  • Serve in a complex global environment
  • Address leadership challenges from a Christian perspective
  • Apply Christian ethics to your leadership and management work
  • Pursue a new vision, support innovation, and help others excel
  • Foster healthy leader-follower relationships to help develop the next generation of leaders
  • Hone your leadership skills as you learn to think critically and make wise decisions


Our graduates work at:

  • Target
  • Medtronic
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Honeywell
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cargill
  • Best Buy
  • M Health Fairview
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Churches

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