• Application Deadline
  • 13 months
Do you have a passion for working in a cross cultural context as a global leader and thinker?  The two-year blended MA in Global Leadership programme taught at the Royals Roads University addresses the need in society to educate and develop professionals and business leaders in both the private and public sector to be capable of working in global or multicultural contexts.


The globally minded professional and business leader is capable of thinking systemically and communicating with diverse peoples across a multi-cultural context. The global minded leader possesses comprehensive knowledge of the social-political and economic dynamics that drives the global world, is anchored in a core set of values that respects all people regardless of race, religion, gender, age, socio-eonomic status, class, geography, etc., and is capable of self-growth, self-awareness, resiliency and adaptability.

The Global Leadership programme taught at the Royals Roads University is a 36-credit program comprised of online learning and intensive on-campus residencies designed to build and enhance globally minded leadership and management capabilities. The MAGL program is typically offered as a 24-month program; however, students can also choose a 13-month intensive option in which they double the number of courses taken at a time allowing them to complete their program in close to half of the time.

Specific topics covered in the program include:

  • the competencies of global leadership as foundational knowledge for all professionals and business executives working in an international context or having global purposes, 
  • drivers of global change and how to respond to them
  • socio-political and economic analysis in the global context, 
  • social purpose organizational dynamics and performance, 
  • models of community development 
  • how to manage conflict and tensions across multi-cultural contexts, 
  • strategic analysis and decision making,
  • intercultural communication and skill building , personal resiliency and adaptability. 
  • project management and evaluation, and,
  • stakeholder analysis, and authentic collaboration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Personal and Theoretical Foundations to Global Leadership
  • Personal Capacities for Working in Complex Global Systems
  • Social Structures and Dynamics within Social-Purpose Organizations
  • Strategic Analysis, Decision Making and Evaluation
  • Navigating Geo-Political Dynamics of Global Communities
  • Community Development in a Global Context
  • Managing Difficult Relationships Within and Across Community Dynamics
  • International Cultural Leadership Field Trip: Strategic Partnerships
  • Project Management and Building Authentic Collaborations
  • Capstone Project in Global Leadership
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Start dates and deadlines for the 24 Month Option:

    • Start date - September 23; Deadline - June 23
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
    • Duration description
      PROGRAM LENGTH - 13 and 24 month options.
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum GPA of B+ (3.33/4.33).
  • A minimum of three years of general leadership experience.
  • Demonstrate significant cross-cultural experience gained through travel or work.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement but who been away from academic writing for more than 10 years will normally be required to take the “Academic Writing and Critical Thinking” course offered through Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University, and must obtain a minimum B+ (77%), prior to commencing the program.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30888 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33460 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • National

    24936 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27010 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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