Online Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program

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Develop a new leadership perspective. An executive one.

The online Master of Science in Executive Leadership builds upon your education and experience as a senior-level leader by providing graduate-level coursework beyond an MBA, leadership degree, or other advanced business degrees. At Norwich, you’ll focus on self-mastery while addressing complex leadership challenges with character, integrity, and distinction.

  • Complete program coursework online
  • Finish in as few as 18 months
  • Each section limited to fewer than 18 students
  • 4 start dates: March, June, September, and December
  • Program concludes with a one-week residency at Norwich University

Why choose Norwich University for your master’s in executive leadership?

Our executive leadership program aims to instill a four-dimensional approach to leadership that works with your organizational goals. Courses are designed to enhance your skills in waves, first in leading the self, then leading others, and on to leading organizations and leading in service.

  • Enjoy a values-based approach to executive leadership.
  • Study alongside experienced executive leaders.
  • Analyze and learn from real-world leadership challenges.
  • Tailor the program to align with your personal goals.
  • Gain the tools to lead with character, integrity, and distinction.

What can a Master of Science in Executive Leadership do for you?

Our online executive leadership program is designed to fulfill your dedication to lifelong learning while fine-tuning your individual leadership style. Possible job titles for program graduates include:

  • Executive Vice President
  • President
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Lt. Colonel
  • Colonel
  • General
  • Navy Captain
  • Chief of Police
  • Lt. Governor
  • Governor
  • Senator
  • Board of Trustees Member

By the end of the online executive leadership program, you should be able to:

  • Effectively lead complex change initiatives
  • Confidently lead across organizational lines
  • Leverage data and technology to make strategic decisions in complex systems
  • Transform data and critical information into strategic knowledge and a competitive advantage
  • Demonstrate competency in the following four dimensions of leadership:
    • Leading the Self
    • Leading Others
    • Leading Organizations
    • Leading in Service

Online Master of Science in Executive Leadership seminars:

The Science of Self — Leadership Mastery on the Move
Senior leaders are accountable for delivering results by managing people in complex, fast-paced environments. Learning how to stay resilient in such a stressful environment and how to leverage self-awareness to inspire others is at the heart of this seminar.

Leading Complex Change
Senior leaders are responsible for guiding organizations to new levels of productivity, reinforcing identity, boosting customer and employee satisfaction, and being accountable to organizational values and vision. The leader’s role is to lead change. This seminar addresses the processes and considerations for leading complex change initiatives in an organization. Special attention is given to leveraging human capacity for strategic results.

Leading Beyond Your Organization
Senior leaders are often involved in navigating political environments within and outside their organization. This can mean supporting resource acquisition and allocation, political lobbying, maintaining stakeholder relationships, and developing strategic alliances and partnerships. This seminar addresses the critical success factors all leaders need to master when leveraging informal leadership outside their organization.

Leading with Technology & Data
Data analytics are driving more decisions, and technology is rapidly integrating with sensitive organizational systems and intellectual property. This seminar addresses the leadership lens through which senior leaders must view these tools.

Researching Resources & Publishing Results
This seminar prepares senior leaders to conduct and communicate organizational research that analyzes strategic effectiveness and organizational results. It prepares students for the MSEL Capstone seminar.

Capstone — Executive Leadership
This seminar compiles previous learning and applies it to a specific leadership challenge in your organization. Students address a real-time leadership challenge, develop it into a case study, and present it during their residency.

Why choose an online master’s from Norwich University?

Our online platform is ideal for busy professionals like you who require the flexibility to attend classes on their own schedule. In the executive leadership program, you can benefit from learning opportunities that allow for direct interaction with seasoned faculty members who have made exceptional leadership their life’s work.

Small classes facilitate your ability to network with a core group of fellow students who share your professional interests. Executive leadership students also receive the support of dedicated program staff who provide guidance to help you achieve your career goals.

Established in 1819, our nationally recognized institution of higher education is recognized as the birthplace of ROTC and home of the first private military college in the United States. Norwich University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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Please take a minute to fill out the form to learn why this program is right for you.

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3. Please complete the form below to receive your program brochure.