Jun 22, 2021  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

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The dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Strategic Leadership program provides MBA students the opportunity to extend their graduate coursework and earn a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership in addition to their MBA. The degree emphasizes both business and people leadership skills.

Degree Requirements:

The Dual MBA/MSL degree program is a minimum of 60 credits.  The MBA program consists of 36 credits and 24 additional MSL credits. Learners can transfer up to six graduate-level credits, or two courses, toward the program.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Apply academic business theory to practice.
  • Combine leadership and management skills to address organizational issues.
  • Integrate fiscal responsibility into planning and budgeting.
  • Conduct forecasting using management science and information technology tools.
  • Develop strategic planning skills that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Lead in the workplace by developing and using interpersonal competencies.
  • Articulate a personal leadership philosophy.
  • Implement decisions that incorporate ethics and social responsibility to enhance the ethical climate of the organization
  • Solve problems through diagnosis and solution generation.
  • Develop diverse teams to improve productivity.
  • Develop mentoring and coaching strategies to enhance self and others’ professional skills.

Application Requirements and Procedures:

Current MBA Students

Matriculated students pursuing a Master of Business Administration are eligible to apply for the dual degree program after completing a minimum of 6 credits.  A 3.00 cumulative grade point average is required at the time of declaring the dual degree program and must be maintained in order to graduate within the dual degree program. 

To declare the dual degree pathway, candidates submit a two-paged typed letter of intent to their advisor and the SCPS Dean with an explanation of why they are pursuing the dual degree and how the additional degree will support their professional goals.  They must then be approved by the Dean to enroll.

Once approved, students are able to start taking required MSL courses in conjunction with their MBA coursework.  Students in the dual degree program are subject to the School’s policy regarding taking two courses during one session. 

While there can be course overlap between the two programs, a MBA degree must be conferred prior to the student graduating with the MSL degree.  Students in the dual degree program should work closely with their advisor when scheduling courses to ensure that they are able to confer the MBA degree prior to completing the required MSL courses.   

If a MSL core course was taken previously as an elective towards fulfilling the MBA degree requirement, an additional elective course must be taken to replace the required MSL core course. 

MBA Alumni

Students who have graduated from the MBA program at Elizabethtown College may apply to pursue the second MSL degree within three years of their graduation date.  The dual degree program is only open to students who have earned their MBA at Elizabethtown College.  Interested applicants must submit a two-paged typed letter of intent with an explanation of why they are interested in pursuing this coursework and how the additional degree will support their professional goals.  In addition, a completed MBA / MSL Dual Degree application must be submitted along with a $50 application fee.

Approval of the second degree program will be approved within 8 weeks upon receipt of all necessary application materials. 

Upon successful completion of the 24 required MSL credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above, a second graduate degree will be conferred. 

Course Requirements:


Current MSL students interested in the dual degree pathway must matriculate through the MBA program first. 

MSL alumni are not eligible for this program.

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