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Leadership degrees abroad

Leadership is a broad field of study that analyzes how leaders operate in a range of social and cultural contexts. It looks at topics including power, ethics and mobilization.

As a leadership student, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of leadership as both a behavior and a relationship. You’ll examine theories and models of leadership, applying them to a variety of organizational settings.

Studying abroad will help to uncover your leadership potential. By immersing yourself in a new country and culture, you’ll hone your skills in adaptability and resourcefulness. You’ll also gain a global perspective by observing how the dynamics and responsibilities of leadership vary between different groups and locations.

Leadership program structure

Leadership is an academic field that is quickly growing in interest and popularity. It can be studied as a certificate program, BA, BSc, MA or PhD.

Undergraduate programs typically last between three and four years, whereas a master’s would take between one and two years to complete. You can also study leadership as a PhD which usually takes between four and seven years to finish.

In the US, you can select leadership as a major or minor component of your bachelor’s degree. You’ll allocate a certain number of credits to your leadership studies alongside completing your general education.

Leadership is a far-reaching discipline, so the exact content and structure of programs will vary depending on your university. You’ll usually be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and independent study.

You’ll likely be assessed mainly through written coursework and practical delivery, but exams and presentations may also feature.

Here’s a list of core modules which appear in most leadership programs around the world:

  • Approaches to leadership
  • Leadership and development theories
  • Leadership issues and dilemmas
  • Attributes of productive leaders
  • Making strategic decisions
  • Conflict management
  • Promoting organizational change
  • Organizational systems and group dynamics

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Leadership study abroad programs

Leadership undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in leadership

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    Human Kinetics/Sport Management & Leadership - BHK (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,752 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,564 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Leadership & Human Resource Development - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Applied Arts: Early Childhood Leadership - BA (Hons) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,302 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,107 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership - BYCL University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,040 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,000 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Business Administration: Leadership - BSc Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,500 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in leadership

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    Management (Leadership) - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,048 USD

    Start date
    January, February, June, August
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Diploma in leadership

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    Business - Leadership & Management (Level 6) - NZDip Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 USD

    Start date
    January, April, July, September
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    Business Administration - Leadership and Management - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,190 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Leadership and Management - AdvDip Orange College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,863 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,500 AUD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October
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    Leadership and Management (Sydney Campus) - Dip Salford College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    13 months
    Annual tuition fee
    3,971 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,125 AUD

    Start date
    February, August
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    Leadership and Team Working - Dip Online Business School, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    2,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,200 GBP

    Start date
    August
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Certificate in leadership

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    Food, Beverage And Goods Leadership - Cert Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,837 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,837 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Health Care Leadership - Cert NorQuest College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,516 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,192 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Pathway in leadership

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    Business Management with Leadership (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Leadership graduate programs

Master's in leadership

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    School Building Leadership - MSEd Manhattan College, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,100 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Professional Studies: Strategic Leadership - MProf Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,171 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    American Indian Studies (Tribal Leadership and Governance) - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Applied Leadership - MSc Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    41,999 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,000 USD

    Start date
    January, April, July, September
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    Industrial Leadership - MSc University of Cumbria, UK
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,595 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,800 GBP

    Start date
    April, September
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Doctorate in leadership

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    Business Administration: Strategic Leadership in 21st Century - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,299 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 USD

    Start date
    January, March, May, July, August, October
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    Instructional Leadership - EdS University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,680 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Leadership Studies - PhD Alliant International University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,610 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,610 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Nursing (Clinical or-DNP Leadership) - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    P-20 & Community Leadership - EdD Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    April, August, January
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Diploma in leadership

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    Applied Leadership - PGDip Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,000 USD

    Start date
    January, April, July, September
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    Education: Leadership - PGDipEd University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,332 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Leadership and Organizational Excellence - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Midwifery Practice and Leadership - MSc/PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,170 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,297 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Strategic Management & Leadership - GDip C3S Business School, Spain
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,969 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, October
    Show program overview about Strategic Management & Leadership
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Certificate in leadership

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    Business Leadership - GradCert Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    3,078 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,700 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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    Leadership - GradCert Central Michigan University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,555 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,555 USD

    Start date
    March, September
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    Instructional Leadership - GradCert University of West Alabama, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,443 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,444 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Instructional Leadership
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    Leadership - GradCert Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,301 USD

    Start date
    May, June, August, January
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    Leadership and Human Capital - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,999 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Pathway in leadership

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    Leadership (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,199 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,200 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Future leadership careers

Global employers are always keen to find individuals who can successfully manage and mobilize teams. You’ll be prepared to lead by example in a multitude of roles, including:

  • Police or probation officer
  • Human resources manager
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager
  • Teacher
  • Politician
  • Coach

Employers will often ask for evidence of your leadership capabilities besides your degree, such as leading a student society or club. It’s also a good idea to seek out some work experience in a company or team that you can see yourself heading up one day. Most universities will have a careers service to help you secure these opportunities.