Executive Leadership

University of San Diego

M.Sc. On Campus
22 months
1885 USD/credit
1885 USD/credit
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Delivered through an alliance between the University of San Diego School of Business and The Ken Blanchard Companies, the Master's in Executive Leadership is designed for established and emerging leaders who possess 10 or more years of professional experience. 


The curriculum promotes a command of business acumen as well as a mastery of interpersonal and organizational skills to ensure maximum individual and organizational impact.

Our flexible, 22-month Executive Leadership program at University of San Diego features small class sizes and weekend sessions, so you can balance your professional and personal life while building lasting connections in our business community. Each course is led by distinguished USD School of Business faculty, experienced business executives and Ken Blanchard Company's leadership faculty.


The USD School of Business is committed to developing socially responsible leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparing for Leadership: Self Appraisal and Analysis
  • Optimizing Individual Learning & Development
  • Leadership, Power & Politics
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Communicating your Leadership Point-of-View

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 22 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • USD Graduate Application (including the $125 application fee)
  • Professional resume (demonstrating a minimum of 10 years of professional work experience)
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommendation forms will be sent directly through your online application)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary universities attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1885 USD per credit and a duration of 22 months.
  • National

    1885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1885 USD per credit and a duration of 22 months.


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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Executive Leadership
University of San Diego


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