Leadership, M.A. | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
24 months
16573 CAD/year
13150 CAD/year
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The two-year Master of Arts in Leadership program from Royal Roads University can help you improve your leadership skills, whether you wish to advance to a more senior position, make your next career leap, or simply implement effective approaches to creating innovation in your workplace.

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Through interdisciplinary studies, you'll learn about theoretical and applied approaches to leadership in personal, supervisory, team and strategic contexts in the following six leadership competency areas:

  • personal mastery
  • learning, creativity and innovation
  • strategic and collaborative leadership
  • engaged inquiry
  • systems change
  • evidence-based scholarship

Learn from faculty who are leaders in organizations and communities, and from fellow students who bring a wide range of life experiences and perspectives.

You'll study through a combination of online courses and learning experiences on campus. This means that you can apply your learning, while balancing your studies with your career and life.

Your studies will culminate in a capstone project or thesis. You'll help move an organization or community toward change to respond to a key challenge or opportunity.

Program outcomes

Once you have completed this Leadership program from Royal Roads University , you'll be able to:

  • adopt a systems mindset to navigate complex leadership challenges
  • lead with greater self- and cultural awareness, courage, confidence, humility and caring
  • bring diverse teams together to engage in meaningful dialogue and move towards change

You can apply the skills you have learned in your own organization or in other organizations, or communities where you feel called to lead.

While students in this program are already typically mid-career professionals in leadership positions, this degree can help you to advance to more senior leadership positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Theories of Leadership
  • Self-Directed Studies 
  • Personal Leadership and Learning
  • Communications and Leadership in Groups and Teams
  • Leadership in Systems
  • Leadership, Culture and Sustainability
  • Strategic Analysis, Decision Making and Evaluation
  • Action-oriented Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum GPA of B+ (3.33/4.33).
  • Normally a minimum of five years of leadership experience.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA, or have 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 obtain a minimum B+ (77%) prior to commencing the program. (This course must end a minimum of five weeks prior to your program start date.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16573 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33146 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    13150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26301 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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