​Master's in Executive Leadership Degree Program

​Think beyond the bottom line.

Delivered through an alliance between the University of San Diego School of Business and The Ken Blanchard Companies, the Master's in Executive Leadership is designed for established and emerging leaders who possess 10 or more years of professional experience. The curriculum promotes a command of business acumen as well as a mastery of interpersonal and organizational skills to ensure maximum individual and organizational impact.

Our flexible, 22-month program features small class sizes and weekend sessions, so you can balance your professional and personal life while building lasting connections in our business community. Each course is led by distinguished USD School of Business faculty, experienced business executives and Ken Blanchard Company's leadership faculty.

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Inspired leadership.
Through a unique curriculum that blends business acumen with an applied servant leadership model, master's in executive leadership (MSEL) students learn how to lead companies towards tremendous success – measured by both revenue and employee satisfaction. Learn how MSEL alumnus and WD-40 CEO Garry Ridge led his company from $100 million to $381 million, all while staying committed to fostering health and happiness in the workplace.
Picture of 2 MSEL students smiling and working together Learn from the best.

Your cohort of approximately 20 students will be comprised of leaders or emerging leaders from a diverse set of industries and professional backgrounds. Faculty are a mix of USD School of Business professors, coaches from The Ken Blanchard Companies and other industry experts – all of whom have extensive business backgrounds and leadership expertise.