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.
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.
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
$65,000 - Median income range of recent Bethel Graduate School alumni-2015 Bethel Graduate School Alumni Survey
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.
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.
International travel opportunity
You’ll have the opportunity to join MBA and undergraduate business students in an international travel experience, often to Europe or China, as part of the BUSN675 Leading in a Global Environment course.
Your final course will provide an opportunity to address a real-life leadership issue and discover creative ways to address it.
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.
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
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:
- UnitedHealth Group
- Wells Fargo
- Boston Scientific
- Best Buy
- Fairview Health Systems
- Local, state, and federal government
- Non-profit organizations