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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.

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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

Leadership study abroad programs

Leadership undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in leadership

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    Agricultural Education: Ag Communications, Leadership and Extension - BS Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,400 USD

    Start date
    May, August, December
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    Applied Arts and Sciences: Applied Leadership - BAAS Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,344 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture Major - BA University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,531 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,274 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture Major
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    Creative Leadership: Ministry - BA Visible Music College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Arts in Creative Leadership: Ministry
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    Business Administration: Entrepreneurial Leadership - BBA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,135 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Business Administration: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Diploma in leadership

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    Leadership and Management (Adelaide Campus) - Dip Salford College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    13 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,697 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,900 AUD

    Start date
    August, February
    Show program overview about Diploma of Leadership and Management
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    Leadership and Management (Adelaide Campus) - Dip Southern Academy Of Business and Technology, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    3,416 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,250 AUD

    Start date
    May, July, August, October, November, January, February, April
    Show program overview about Diploma of Leadership and Management (Adelaide Campus)
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    Leadership and Management - Dip Macallan College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,206 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,000 AUD

    Start date
    May, February, March, April
    Show program overview about BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
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    Business Administration: Leadership and Management (Optional Co-op) - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,838 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,401 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Business Administration - Leadership and Management (Optional Co-op)
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    Data Analytics + Management and Leadership - DAMAL Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,513 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,315 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Data Analytics + Management and Leadership

Certificate in leadership

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    Creative Leadership: Ministry - Cert Visible Music College, USA
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Cyber Security for Control Systems + Management and Leadership - Cert Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,764 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,432 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Leadership - Cert Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,160 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
    Show program overview about Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership

Top-Up in leadership

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    Leadership and Management - MSc (Top Up) University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Top-Up
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,557 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,970 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Leadership and Management (Top-up) MSc

Leadership graduate programs

Master's in leadership

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    Higher Education: Leadership - Dual MA/MEd Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,872 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Higher Education/Leadership
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    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership - MSc Modul University Vienna, Austria
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,273 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,340 EUR

    Start date
    September, February
    Show program overview about Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership
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    Business Administration: Leadership - MBA Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,005 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,005 USD

    Start date
    May, January
    Show program overview about Business Administration: Leadership Emphasis
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    Business Leadership - MBM Vilnius Tech, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,295 EUR

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business Leadership
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    Classical Liberal Education and Leadership (Tempe Campus) - MA Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,280 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Classical Liberal Education and Leadership, MA

Doctorate in leadership

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    Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction: Assesment - EdD Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,100 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
    Show program overview about Doctor of Education in Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction (EdD) concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
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    Leadership - PhD Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,407 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    June, October, February
    Show program overview about Leadership
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    Leadership - PhD Alliant International University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,400 USD

    Start date
    June, August, October, January, March, April
    Show program overview about PhD in Leadership

Diploma in leadership

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    Business Administration: HR Management & Leadership - PGDipBA Camosun College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,585 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,835 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Business Administration, Post Degree Diploma - HR Management & Leadership Option
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    Leadership for Sustainability - PGDip University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,488 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,285 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Dip Leadership for Sustainability
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    Strategic Management & Leadership - PGDip C3S Business School, Spain
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,359 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,800 EUR

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

Certificate in leadership

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    Leadership - GradCert Alvernia University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Graduate Certificate in Leadership
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    Health Administration and Leadership - OCGCert Confederation College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,913 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,502 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Health Administration and Leadership
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    Leadership - GradCert Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,032 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
    Show program overview about Leadership
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    Leadership for Sustainability - PGCert University of Essex International College, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,244 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,143 GBP

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
    Show program overview about PG Cert Leadership for Sustainability

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.