Master of Leadership Development

An innovative, interdisciplinary program designed for business, non-profit and public sector professionals

Become a Leader

Gain the management and technical skills necessary to advance in your career and successfully guide your organization into the future. The Master of Leadership Development (MLD) program confronts the critical areas of leadership, team effectiveness, power and relationships, strategic planning, influencing without authority and communication. It empowers participants with the latest techniques to navigate these complex management issues.

New cohort starts in February

This one year program is offered in a flexible format that allows you to combine graduate study with family and professional responsibilities. No GRE required.

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In their own words

MLD grad reflects on experience


“The MLD Program helps you become a better leader, and it gives you the confidence to make the positive changes you aspire to see in the world. It truly helps you aspire higher, and I am forever grateful for that.”

– Emilee Roberts ’17

The Master of Leadership Development program at SMWC was established in 2008.

Our students have started non-profits, built businesses and advanced their careers through their experiences in MLD.