Master of Science in Leadership

Leading Organizations Today and into the Future

In many professional circles, particularly in the military, federal government and other public service organizations, if you were to ask about Norwich University the first thing that would come to mind is leadership, and the preparation of leaders. Since its founding in 1819, the mission of the university has centered on preparing its students to ethically lead as CEOs of major corporations like AT&T, USAA, and NBC, as decorated officers in all branches of the military, and as elected and career public servants in countries all across the globe.

Because of its high standards, track record of success, and reputation, the online leadership program attracts talented individuals who are currently in positions of leadership, are on track to assume more responsibility within their organization, or are serving in an executive training, education, or consultancy capacity. They are entrepreneurs, members of the military, employees of a large and mid sized corporations and non-profits. The unique professional backgrounds of our leadership students together provide tremendous opportunity for self-assessment, learning about different organizational cultures, and building a professional network. That’s why it’s no surprise a recent survey* reported that 97% of our alumni respondents would recommend Norwich’s online leadership program to someone they know.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the online Master of Science in Leadership program at Norwich University set a high standard for the University and one another. As a group they tend to be extremely successful, motivated, and achievement oriented—and that’s before they even log in to their first online class. The quality of our students not only impacts the experience in the classroom, but can also offer rewards after your degree is conferred.

Penny Sather, a recent graduate, describes it in this way:

"In the program, the concept of influencing skills through 'leading change' was immediately useful in facilitating strategic change throughout the business units I am responsible for. As a result of this program and my expanded leadership skills, I was able to take steps to influence the business units to align with the corporate direction."

Where Our Graduates Work

Alumni from the Master of Science in Leadership program are rising stars in organizations such as Microsoft, the American Cancer Society, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; they lead boutique consulting firms, serve as high ranking military officers, and hold positions such as senior director of strategy and global operations, chief executive officer, executive director, vice president, police chief, and more. They often cite the Norwich leadership program as an essential component to their success, with 90% of alumni survey* respondents stating their leadership degree enabled them to be more effective at their job.

Select employers of leadership program alumni include:


  • American General Life Companies
  • Capital One
  • Caterpillar
  • Concentra
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Johnson Controls
  • Microsoft
  • Omnicell
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Sigma Financial Corporation
  • SMC Corporation
  • Toyota


  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • United States Army
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • Vermont Air National Guard


  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • NATO
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Virginia Department of Transportation

Higher Education

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Expeditionary Warfare School

Non-Governmental Organizations/Non-Profits

  • American Cancer Society
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Lutherwood
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

*Source: Norwich University Master of Science in Leadership Graduate Survey, fielded March 2014