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Leadership and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The program provides students with the experience to apply theory to real-world applications, and graduates leave with both the ability to apply organizational leadership theory and the problem-solving skills needed to manage an organization.

La Verne’s MSLM consists of 33 semester hours (36 for students without an undergraduate degree in a management-related field), with 12 devoted to a concentration. Students can complete courses online or at one of several campus locations. Classes prepare professional leaders and managers to successfully address the challenges and complexity of 21st-century organizational life.

Courses

MSLM faculty believe in creating personalized classroom environments and close-knit relationships with students, and core classes help students develop an essential managerial knowledge base. Students then customize the balance of coursework with either electives from one focused concentration or a more generalized program of study. The capstone course, built upon two or three required research courses, results in the research, writing, and presentation of either a thesis or an applied research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership: Theory and Practice 
  • Ethics and Decision-Making 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Organizational Theory & Design 
  • Conflict Management and Organizational Change 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

  • A preferred GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work. Some applicants with lower GPA’s may be admitted with stipulations.
  • A preferred GPA of 2.5 or above for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and a GPA of 3.0 for any graduate work.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two positive letters of recommendation.
  • A current résumé and personal statement of purpose.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.
  • Completed application with non-refundable application fee. Fees submitted from outside the United States must be in international money orders written in US dollars (please ensure the applicant’s name is included on the money order).
  • Statement of Purpose: Provide approximately a 200 word essay outlining goals for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for La Verne

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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