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Strategic Leadership

Master of Arts

Leadership is about more than taking the right path. It’s about guiding others to a better future.

Bethel’s M.A. in Strategic Leadership program will help you advance your career and prepare you as a world-class leader by equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel. You’ll learn to integrate your experience in your field with the most effective leadership skills so you can shape the future of an organization, balance innovation and ongoing processes to meet goals, effectively respond to opportunities and challenges, and become a catalyst for change.

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Strategic Leadership

In the strategic leadership program, you’ll build on your unique skills 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.

Deliveries Blended, Face to Face, and Online
Locations Online, and St. Paul
Credits 36
Tuition per Credit $490-$650
Estimated Total Tuition $20,520*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

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Preparing Confident, Inspirational Leaders

At Bethel, we believe that leadership is enhanced by strategic thinking. 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, communicates and executes your vision, and applies your skills to real-world situations.

Our strategic leadership program 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 own God-given talents to accomplish incredible things.

$88,850 - median income of recent MASL graduates

- Minnesota Office of Higher Education SLEDS Database

Top 10

online leadership program nationwide

- College Consensus

Program Highlights

Leadership skills

You’ll learn skills for leading those around you in applying your organization’s mission, vision, and strategies so you achieve greater effectiveness and market impact.

Faith and work integration

Our program is designed to help you integrate faith and work on a personal and professional level. In every course you’ll be challenged to find the connection between subject matter and biblical principles.

Career coaching

One-on-one coaching sessions will help you chart your professional and personal growth. You'll have the opportunity to attend 6 personal coaching sessions with executives, consultants, or faculty.


Your final course will provide an opportunity to address a real-life leadership issue and discover creative ways to address it.

Student success

We’re committed to helping you succeed from admission to graduation. Rather than focusing on the results of one entrance exam for admission, we look for well-rounded people with work experience who can bring new perspectives into the classroom. And once you're here, your advisors and professors will support you in your growth and learning.


We know many of our students work full time, have families, and are involved in their community while in graduate school. Our schedules, multiple locations, and online options make it easier for you to earn your degree.

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All information accessible to the public regarding the program is available in the Public Information Data (pdf).


Our strategic leadership program 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
  • Respond to challenging situations from a Christian perspective
  • Apply Christian ethics to your work
  • Pursue a new vision, support innovation, and help others to excel
  • Foster healthy leader-follower relationships to help develop the next generation of leaders
  • Think critically and make wise decisions


Our graduates work at:

  • Target
  • Medtronic
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Honeywell
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cargill
  • Best Buy
  • Fairview Health Systems
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Churches


Ready to accomplish incredible things? Get started today—the whole process can take you less than 30 minutes!

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Dual Degree Option

Bethel’s MBA and M.A. in Strategic Leadership dual degree program provides you with two master’s degrees, saving you time and money. With these degrees, you’ll obtain the technical and vision-building skills for effective leadership in the complex and constantly changing business environment.

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