Level Up Your Leadership Skills

Develop your leadership style and technique with the online Master of Science (M.S.) in Leadership from Belhaven University. This program empowers you to lead with wisdom and grace. You learn hands-on skills and apply them through practice. After graduation, you’re ready to lead a variety of organizations through unique business challenges.

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Master of Science in Leadership at Belhaven University

Why You’ll Love Leadership at Belhaven

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.

Affordability & Aid

You gain an impressive education at an affordable price. We offer discounts and financial aid packages to help you achieve your dreams.

16:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes mean more connection with professors and peers

100% Online

7-week courses, taught year-round

7 Weeks

Time it takes to finish one M.S. course

4 Concentrations

Expand your knowledge with our specialized concentrations

What Can You Do with a Leadership Degree?

Our graduates go on to pursue successful careers as:

  • Consultants for organizational development
  • Corporate recruiters
  • Development specialists
  • General managers
  • Labor relations managers
  • Nonprofit directors
  • Operations managers
  • Special event consultants and coordinators

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

Leadership: What You’ll Study

Belhaven: Servant Leadership in Action

We value all Belhaven students and offer some extras for adults completing degrees online or pursuing graduate work. Can’t access your class? We’re here for you. In Jackson? Stop by for a nice meal or to use the fitness center. Apply for jobs with the help of career services, use the library, or request a transcript.

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M.S. in Leadership: What You Need to Know

To enter this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission. You may also be admitted by showing nine hours of graduate work with a “B” or better in each course.

Up to six hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a “B” or a better” is earned in each course.

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may be conditionally admitted. For consideration, submit to the School of Business an essay outlining your career goals and two letters of recommendation.

In this program, students will:

  • Practice servant leadership using Christ as the model in serving people and society
  • Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning in a variety of organizations and environments
  • Prepare to lead others in environments increasingly characterized by change and complexity
  • Master principles of human behavior and motivation to maximize use of human resources
  • Master key functional area skills in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and economics
  • Appreciate the trends of a global world and the need to continually update leadership principles and techniques
  • Complete a significant hands-on project in a live organization and integrate the knowledge and skills from all courses taken
  • Develop organizational-wide skills in structure, coordination, policy, and design of sub-units
  • Master methods of organization change and development
  • Develop the ability to utilize the most recent tools and concepts emerging in management and leadership
  • Interact with executive level leaders from the community to identify current challenges and find strategies to address them

Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

Program Per Credit Hour
Master of Science in Leadership $595
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $476

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Master of Science in Leadership $605
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $484

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932


Verse of the Year

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24