Leadership, M.S.

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Stand out as an adaptive listener and steadfast leader at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Excel and advance in Christ-oriented stewardship through the rigorous coursework and working professional-friendly course structure of the Master of Science in Leadership.

Catherine T. MacArthur School

West Palm Beach



Why Study Leadership at PBA?

Impactful leadership requires fortitude, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to your principles. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, learn to lead in Christ, instill confidence in your teams, inspire innovation and growth, and overcome challenges big and small. 


The M.S. in Leadership is ideal for working adults, with courses structured to maximize both your learning and your time for your pre-existing personal and professional responsibilities.


  • Leading by Faith: Ground your growing leadership skills in biblical principles, faithful stewardship, and commitment to understanding your vocation in Christ.
  • Located for Success: Here in the heart of Palm Beach County’s financial and wealth management district, grow your networks and advance your career.
  • Non-Profit Concentration: Prepare to lead organizations that impact individuals and empower communities.
  • Titus Center for Franchising: Engage with the nation’s only dedicated center for the principles of business franchising.


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What You’ll Learn

The Master of Science in Leadership program delivers experiential expertise to:

  • Integrate your Christian faith, learning, and worldview through critical thinking, research, writing
  • Explore multi-disciplinary approaches to enhance organizational culture, human development, and values-based leadership
  • Develop and exchange concepts related to understanding and improving organizations around the world
  • Experience innovative learning solutions through the knowledge, dispositions, and abilities required of organizational leaders.

    “PBA’s location and connections made it easy to gain valuable work experience while still in school.”

    Camden Baggs ’17

Designed for the Working Professional

By learning in weekly four-hour class sessions, you’ll make the most of your time both in class and in your ongoing professional commitments. Our M.S. in Leadership degree program is designed for your convenience as a busy yet dedicated adult learner. 

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Program Details

Uphold the tenets of your faith as you expand your skills, deepen your experience, and exercise your drive for excellence. PBA’s 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Leadership program delves into complex considerations for leading local, national, and multinational organizations through challenging changes, exciting growth, collaborative strategy, and more.


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Position yourself as a compassionate leader and success-oriented achiever. The Master’s in Leadership program equips you with experience and hands-on practice to:

  • Understand leadership theory and concepts
  • Cultivate your own unique leadership philosophy and practice
  • Develop leadership competencies for needs assessment, multicultural teams, strategic planning, organizational change, and building effective teams
  • Experience personal, professional, and spiritual transformation
  • Establish effective communication skills, including Master’s-level writing, following APA guidelines, and making effective presentations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Christian values and ethics in organizational leadership.

Build out your professional toolbox with robust training in leadership development, ethics, strategic planning, coaching and consulting, human resources, leading organizational change, organizational behavior, leading multicultural environments, and so much more. You’ll also apply your knowledge and pursue your interests in a hands-on action research project.

Focus your studies on non-profit leadership, operations management, finance, and development in our optional 12-credit-hour non-profit concentration. These courses empower you to lead and collaborate amid the unique challenges and opportunities of non-profit organizations.


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For many of our graduates, the Master’s in Leadership is a precursor to significant career advancement and broad new professional opportunities. The expertise you gain here will prepare you for a variety of leadership positions in your existing field or as you branch out to explore new possibilities. The median annual salary across all management occupations is over $107,000, and wages increase in higher-level leadership positions. 


Whatever your field of interest, you’ll excel in impactful roles like:

  • Business analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Franchiser
  • Marketing manager
  • Nonprofit director
  • Personal banker
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager

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