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Leadership Careers

Leadership Careers: Skills for Advancement

With the online master’s in leadership program from Lindenwood, you’ll learn to lead diverse organizations through necessary changes. With guidance from leadership experts, you’ll explore leadership theories, strategies, and organizational change as you develop the skills to succeed as a leader in private sector businesses, public sector agencies, military, and non-profit organizations.

According to research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is currently a growing need for professional leaders. The field is expanding by 7% per year, and more than 13,000 new leadership careers will be created for human resources and training and development managers alone by 2029.

Human Resources Manager


Human resources managers oversee the professional department that maintains staffing inquiries of a business and ensures all employees have the supplies they need to perform their jobs, along with the benefits they need to lead satisfying lives. Their responsibilities include conducting formal communication between employees and company management and hosting employee training programs.

Training and Development Manager


Training and development managers work to enhance the skills and knowledge of a company’s employees. Their responsibilities include selecting training programs, planning training courses, and ensuring all staff members gain the proper education required to grow professionally with the company.

Career and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional leadership careers for graduates of this degree:

  • Postsecondary education administrator
  • Administrative services manager
  • Management analyst

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Program Outcomes: Skills for Diverse Leadership Careers

When you complete the master’s in leadership online program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.

Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.

Job Fairs

We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.

Office of Career Services

We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.

Alumni Network

When you graduate with a degree from Lindenwood, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.

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