Master of Science (M.S.) in Values-Driven Leadership
College: Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business
Student Type: Graduate Semester
Degree: Master of Science (M.S.)
Campus: Lisle Campus
The Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership program graduates exceptional values-driven leaders with the personal, interpersonal and strategic organizational competencies needed to make a transformative impact on business and society.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership program has five key learning outcomes. Graduates will be able to:
- Understand, apply and evaluate the theory and practice of values-driven leadership at the individual, team, and strategic levels.
- Create and implement customized personal coaching plans for themselves and others to improve individual, team and organizational performance.
- Develop and lead effective organizational change initiatives that apply the principles of values-driven leadership, nurture innovation and improve organizational performance.
- Demonstrate mastery-level competence in values-driven leadership by analyzing strategic leadership problems and opportunities, and designing and implementing comprehensive solutions that benefit both business and society.
- Advance career objectives by developing new professional networks and assembling a portfolio of knowledge, skills, competencies and experiences that demonstrate proficiency in values-driven leadership and are attractive to current and potential employers.
What Makes the Program Unique?
The Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership program is benchmarked against the best leadership development programs in the world and incorporates many of their most powerful features. First, it expertly blends theory and practice. It will help you develop as a values-driven leader with the capacity to lead with excellence at the individual, team, organizational and societal levels. Second, its format is tailored to meet the needs of busy leaders like you. It is a cohort-based, fully interactive online program that provides networking opportunities to integrate and deepen the learning experience. Third, the program is accelerated. It is designed to be completed in 18 months. Fourth, you will create a personalized leadership development plan based upon industry-leading assessments and will receive individualized coaching throughout the program to help you implement the plan and pursue your career objectives. Fifth, based on your interests and goals, you will design and conduct action–learning projects to address problems and opportunities in your organization under the guidance of an instructor. These projects will deliver immediate value to you and to your organization. Sixth, a values-driven approach to business runs throughout the program and equips you to have a transformative impact on business and society.
This program can also be customized for companies into an executive education format, on campus, blended, or online.
- Application for graduate admission
- $40 non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended. Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to email@example.com
- Two letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional or academic work, excluding family or personal friends
- A one-to two-page essay addressing educational and career goals
- Students must have at least three years of management experience, and/or be identified as a high-potential leader
- Current résumé listing chronological work history
- Personal interview may be required prior to an admission decision
- Students who have completed any foreign postsecondary education (college, university, etc.) are required to submit an official credit evaluation. Students may submit a detailed evaluation from Educational Perspectives at edperspectives.org/benedictine, World Education Services (wes.org), or a course-by-course evaluation from Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) at ece.org. Official reports must be mailed directly to Benedictine from Educational Perspectives or ECE or submitted electronically directly to Benedictine from Educational Perspectives or ECE. Please contact the Enrollment Center for more information.
- For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) and 6.0 IELTS.
Program candidates should be proven and emerging leaders from the business, public, or non-profit sectors, with 3+ years management experience.
The Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership Curriculum
The curriculum consists of 10, three semester credit hour courses, totaling 30 semester credit hours. Students must maintain a 3.000 or better grade point average to graduate. Any course where students earn a grade below “C” must be repeated. Because the program is designed to be completed in 18 months or less, a new course starts every eight weeks.
|MSVDL 5505||Leadership Foundations||3|
|MSVDL 5510||Leadership Effectiveness||3|
|MSVDL 5515||Leadership Impact||3|
|MSVDL 5525||Leading & Developing Others||3|
|MSVDL 5530||Leading High-Performance Teams||3|
|MSVDL 5535||Leading Positive Change||3|
|MSVDL 5545||Leading Financial Performance||3|
|MSVDL 5550||Leading Organizational Effectiveness||3|
|MSVDL 5555||Strategic Leadership||3|
|MSVDL 5560||Leadership Practicum||3|
Transfer Credit and Course Waivers
All courses in the Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership program are unique core courses, and we do not accept transfer credit or course waivers.