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Management and Leadership (MA)



What will I learn?

This curriculum is designed for individuals who are seeking a graduate degree with a broad general management and leadership perspective.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of management and leadership program will be able to:

Demonstrate proficiency with group dynamics, collaboration, interpersonal relations and leading individuals, teams and organizations.
Analyze and organize proficient solutions for complex business problems and demonstrate logical reasoning and idea generation for making effective business decisions.
Demonstrate proficiency in the functional areas of business, such as finance, accounting, marketing operations and human resources, as well as the capacity to synthesize and apply this functional knowledge.
Construct solutions to management problems using facts, concepts, principles and analytical techniques, quantitative skills and theories used in the study of management.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MA in Management and Leadership
48 to 51 Credit Hours

Requirements for a dual degree with the MBA program generally include the required MBA courses (33 hours) and the required coursework in the additional degree program, except where noted below. If BUSN 5000 has been waived, the required hours are reduced by 3 credits and the BUSN 5000 course does not require a substitution.

Upon completion of all required credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

Which department am I in?

George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Melbourne Campus

5565 North Wickham Road,



32940, United States

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Fort Leonard Wood Campus

4904 Constitution Avenue,

Building 499, Room 20,



65473-9125, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the course of study and are permitted only one course grade of C.

For international students

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

Applicants to the management and leadership (MA) must have completed a business or business-related undergraduate degree meeting the following criteria:

University/college is regionally accredited
The business school must have a business-related accreditation (e.g. AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, etc.)

Applicants who do not meet these qualifications must do one of the following:

Successfully complete BUSN 5000.

Note: BUSN 5000 will count as an elective in the program. This option is only available for students who are required to take BUSN 5000.

Complete all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites:

MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
MNGT 2500 Marketing
BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues
BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80
TOEFL: oBT: 550
IELTS: Academic: 6.5
Duolingo: 120
Pearson: 53
Cambridge Academic English: 176
Password: 6.5
GTEC: 1201
jTEP: 3.7

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Webster University

90 per cent of international students have established career connections with regional employment providers in St. Louis, and other areas in the USA.

  • Highest ranked university in the St. Louis region
  • Average class size of ten
  • Globally-focused community, representing 138 countries
  • International scholarships available

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