Master of Science in Leadership
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn a Master of Science degree in Leadership online with Golden Gate University.  Students will develop skills, tools, and techniques designed to direct and sustain organizational success in a variety of business contexts.  Studies for this advanced degree include but are not limited to:

  • Teamwork in Organizations
  • Leading Complex Change
  • Adaptive Decision Making 

Become a strong adaptable leader able to deliver effective results in high-stakes environments.  Faculty bring contemporary industry experience to the online classroom, leading students through a curriculum full of applicable business scenarios and real-world studies.  Graduates of GGU programs form a professional network holding high-level positions in top organizations across the country.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires 4 years or more work experience

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin