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University of LaVerne Master of Science in Leadership Management

2021 – 2022
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and
University of La Verne

The University of La Verne’s Master of Science in Leadership and Management (MSLM) curriculum is designed to educate effective future leaders for all types of organizations. The program provides students with the experience needed to apply theory to real-world applications, and graduates leave with both the ability to apply organizational leadership theory and the problem-solving skills needed to manage an organization.
La Verne’s MSLM consists of 33 semester hours (36 for students without an undergraduate degree in a management-related field), with 12 devoted to a concentration. Classes prepare professional leaders and managers to successfully address the challenges and complexity of 21st-century organizational life.

Admissions Requirements


  • Application: Apply online at Application fee is $50. (If you attend an info session, the fee is waived.) Application deadlines: one week prior to the start of each term
  •  Financial Aid: Submit the FAFSA online
  •  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  •  A preferred GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work. Some applicants with lower GPAs may be admitted with stipulations
  •  Two positive letters of recommendation.
  •  Personal statement, outlining goals for graduate study
  •  Current résumé

Contact Information

Deanna Williams
(661) 288-4434

Sam Ketenjian
University Center, Ste.203
(661) 362-5876

Financial Aid
1(800) 649-0160 ULV School Code: 001216

Please send official transcripts to:

ROC Admissions
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750


Term 2020 - 2021
Duration  1 1/2 to 2 years
Costs Graduate Tuition: $885 per unit Academic Service Fee: $30 per class Application Fee: $50 (waived if you attend an Information Session)
Format Accelerated 8 week semesters; 5 semesters per year; classes meet one evening per week. Option to take 1 or 2 courses/semester. 1 course = half-time, 2 courses = full-time
Units 33 units OR 36 units for students without bachelor’s degree in management-related field

Foundation Courses (0-3 units) Students who earned an undergraduate degree in a management field within the past seven years could be exempt from taking MGMT 500 Units
MGMT 500 Management: Theory and Practice 3
Required Core Courses (5 courses/15 units) Units
MGMT 520 Leadership: Theory and Practice 3
MGMT 521 Ethics and Decision-Making 3
MGMT 522 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 523 Organizational Theory and Design* (also counts toward the concentration) 3
MGMT 569 Conflict Management and Organizational Change 3
Research and Culminating Activity (2 courses/6 units) Units
MGMT 586 Organizational Research 1 3
MGMT 596 Graduate Seminar 3
Electives or Concentration in Organizational Development (4 courses/12 units) Units
MGMT 525 Management of Diversity 3
MGMT 559 Seminar in Organizational Development 3
MGMT 582 Managing Groups and Teams 3
MGMT 523 Organizational Theory and Design* (see above) 3
Additional Elective Outside of Concentration (1 course/3 units) Units
BUS 584 Managerial Negotiations 3
BUS 588 Power and Politics 3
Other BUS/MGMT 400-500 Level Course-Approval required by an Academic Advisor