North Central College - Naperville, IL

Master of Leadership Studies

Effective leadership is an essential ingredient of positive social change. The Master of Leadership Studies (MLD) degree is designed to help you become a lifelong leader by giving you a broad understanding of leadership. You’ll learn to create solutions, discover new ideas and skills and develop the ability to engage and motivate others. You’ll also have the chance to explore content-specific areas in Higher Education Leadership, Professional Leadership, Sports Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship.

  • Higher Education Leadership prepares you for a successful career in college and university administration including student affairs, admission, financial aid, athletics, and academic administration.
  • Professional Leadership prepares you to develop a broadened perspective in ethics, social sciences and humanities to advance into leadership positions within a community, professional organization or the corporate world.
  • Sports Leadership prepares you for a career in a wide variety of sports-related areas, sport administrative roles, coaching or athletic programs; careers in the front office of sports organizations; and representing athletes in an agency capacity.
  • Social Entrepreneurship prepares you to start and manage businesses or organizations that contribute to the public good. Your work might lead to creating more fair trade opportunities, managing environmental resources more responsibly, alleviating poverty, or pursuing justice, peace and health issues.

News

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.
Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.
John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.