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​Master's in Strategy and Leadership (MA)

Masters in Strategy and Leadership  graduates are equipped to make strategic choices about the future of businesses and organizations—and then lead the way in implementing change. In the program, students will strengthen their analytical and negotiation skills, gain a deeper understanding of power and influence, and learn how to facilitate workplace transformations.

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Fall B, Spring, Spring B, Summer
Program Type: Master's, Flex-Track

Roosevelt’s strategy and leadership program is divided into three areas of concentration: 1) general leadership, 2) health care leadership and 3) nonprofit leadership. Faculty members have extensive real-world experience in business and nonprofits, and emphasize the skills most valued and needed in today’s workplace. The strategy and leadership program combines theory and empirical research with social justice principles, in keeping with the University’s more than 70-year mission of being a force for positive change.

Donnette Noble
, Program Director

Expectations & Requirements


The program equips students to understand the relationship between leadership and strategy. Leadership and the application of strategic thinking has theories and hypotheses that are essential to its successful execution. The ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills, implement change, negotiate with ethics, and focus on a vision are also equally essential skill sets.

The strategy and leadership master’s program offers a health care concentration that will serve particularly well the University’s pharmacy students, whose requirements include a minimum of nine hours of elective credit from across the University. The key objectives of this concentration include:

  • Developing critical knowledge related to health care policy to produce effective leaders in the complex health care environment.
  • Exploring and acquiring the skills needed for value creation and improvement in health care organizations.
  • Becoming informed about the relationship of law to health care, including liability, government regulation, and ethical issues.

Sample Courses

  • Competitive and Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Decision Making and Planning
  • Managing Organizational Culture and the Learning Organization
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Creating an Ethical Organization
  • Leading the Strategic Change Process


Any organization in need of leadership for people and projects would be well-served to hire a leadership expert. This skill set is valuable in business development, nonprofit management, health care and human resources leadership, and community activism.


"Having a degree in strategy and leadership will give students an advantage in navigating the complex landscape of the business world. It’s very difficult to get people in an organization moving in one direction, so we cover that important skill in the program: the ability to craft really effective messages and deliver critical data to a target audience. In today’s environment, it’s imperative leaders have those skills."

Donnette Noble
Associate Professor and Program Chair​, Roosevelt University

  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 
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