North Central College - Naperville, IL

Master of Leadership Studies

Effective leadership is an essential ingredient of positive social change. The Master of Leadership Studies (MLD) degree is designed to help you become a lifelong leader by giving you a broad understanding of leadership. You’ll learn to create solutions, discover new ideas and skills and develop the ability to engage and motivate others. You’ll also have the chance to explore content-specific areas in Higher Education Leadership, Professional Leadership, Sports Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship.

  • Higher Education Leadership prepares you for a successful career in college and university administration including student affairs, admission, financial aid, athletics, and academic administration.
  • Professional Leadership prepares you to develop a broadened perspective in ethics, social sciences and humanities to advance into leadership positions within a community, professional organization or the corporate world.
  • Sports Leadership prepares you for a career in a wide variety of sports-related areas, sport administrative roles, coaching or athletic programs; careers in the front office of sports organizations; and representing athletes in an agency capacity.
  • Social Entrepreneurship prepares you to start and manage businesses or organizations that contribute to the public good. Your work might lead to creating more fair trade opportunities, managing environmental resources more responsibly, alleviating poverty, or pursuing justice, peace and health issues.
At North Central College we believe that leadership is the foundation to helping shape our students to become informed, involved, principled and productive members in today's society. To see what our graduate students are doing in their coursework, view the Leadership, Ethics and Values 2013-2014 Annual Report (p10-13).

News

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.
For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”
In receiving a NetVUE program development grant, North Central College expands existing vocational exploration opportunities and training for students.