MA in Management and Leadership


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Programme Description

Not all managers are leaders, yet the most effective managers eventually become leaders. Great leaders can drive not only a business but an entire industry. With a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Webster Leiden campus, you’ll be prepared to do just that. Webster’s graduate degree is designed to help you develop and refine the skills you need to become a more strategic manager and leader.

Our program will equip you with an understanding of global business practices and motivational skills needed to not just manage people but to rally them behind you. 

Our cutting-edge curriculum will help to amplify your abilities for developing solutions to complex problems and situations. You will understand how to analyse industry trends and their impact on your organisation as well as anticipate, plan, and execute organizational change.

Webster’s Master of Arts in Management and Leadership will give you the tools to increase revenues, widen profit margins, and beat your competition. 

This program is designed for the busy professional and our flexible delivery formats allow you to complete the entire program in as little as 18 months. The program is offered entirely online, in the classroom, or a combination of both, as selected by you to meet your individual needs.

The Master of Arts in Management and Leadership at Webster University is ACBSP accredited (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in this field.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories when analyzing situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate concepts, principles, and theories when developing solutions to multifaceted problems in complex situations.

Programme Curriculum

The 49 credit hours required for the Master of Arts (MA) in Management and Leadership must include the following courses:

Core Courses:

  • MNGT 5000 Management
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
  • HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers
  • MNGT 5650 Management and Strategy
  • MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership
  • HRDV 5630 Organization Development and Change
  • MNGT 6000 Integrated Studies in Management

In addition, you will choose elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curriculum of other majors.

Programme Outcomes

Our graduates enjoy careers in companies like Abn Amro, AkzoNobel, European Space Agency, Heineken, Shell, Philips, Samsung, TomTom, Rabobank and more. Webster enhances entrepreneurial talent to which the many successful business ventures of our graduates are a testimony. 

Average business analyst salary in The Netherlands €42,869

Admission Requirements

At Webster University we look for high potential individuals with a global mindset, who are not only motivated to succeed academically but also to thrive in society. We are proud to welcome students from different countries and backgrounds with the belief that embracing such diversity can only contribute to their overall development and enhance their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The Board of Admissions reviews every application carefully to decide who will be offered a placement.

Graduate Applicants

Application Form: The process begins with the submission of your online application form and payment of the application fee. The application fee can be paid by credit card. Applicants are required to upload a number of supplemental items to support their application. These are listed below.

Supplemental items: After receiving your application form you will be able to upload the following remaining documents into your application:

  • Copy of a recent CV or Resume
  • Letter of motivation (one page) stating why you want to pursue the program and how it ties into your current career or future professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certified copies of your transcripts
  • TOEFL 550/80 or IETLS 6.5 scores or Password English Test (6.5)
  • Financial documents 

Why Webster Leiden?

Webster Leiden Campus was founded in 1983 and since then we have had over 2,000 students from over 50 countries graduate. We are the only institute for Higher Education offering American-accredited degrees in the Netherlands with five schools and colleges include Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Communications, Education and Fine Arts. 

Our mission is bold and appropriate for these times: Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Top Reasons to Study at Webster Leiden Campus

If you are planning to study an American degree abroad here are our top reasons why you should choose Webster Leiden Campus as your study destination. 

  • Study in the heart of Europe
    • Located in the heart of the Netherlands, our Leiden campus neighbors The Hague and Amsterdam, home to many organizations and businesses with a diverse and international workforce and clientele. Our strategic location and global reach attract a network of world-class faculty, often coming straight from the same international businesses and organizations, who provide our students with a unique learning experience where deep academic knowledge is combined with professional expertise.

  • American education in Europe
    • Webster Leiden is the only university that facilitates the ability to get an American education and accreditation in The Netherlands.

  • Flexible Degree Structure
    • Webster’s flexible degree structure promotes academic depth and intellectual breadth, encouraging you to explore diverse interests. Approximately half of your courses will be focused on your major area of study. Your remaining courses can be allocated to a second major, emphasis, minor, or certificate.   

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  • It’s affordable
    • In comparison to other European destinations like the United Kingdom, the Netherlands is an affordable place to earn a degree. The cost of living is significantly lower in “university towns” like Leiden, especially in comparison to what you’ll find in London or Paris. The NS, the country’s national train company, also offers heavily discounted tickets for students via its OV-Chipkaart program. In addition to the many student discounts offered by restaurants, theaters, and other businesses, living without a car isn’t just an option, it’s practically a way of life. It’s much easier to get around on a train or a bicycle.

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  • Orientation year ‘Zoekjaar’ for graduates
    • Following graduation from Webster, a world of exciting opportunities will become available to you. The ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ is a residence permit aimed at retaining foreign talent for the Dutch labour market. You have up to three years after graduation to apply for this one-year residence permit.

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  • Career Service
    • Webster University’s Career Center aims to give students the opportunity to present the best of themselves when applying for internships or jobs. The Career Center's mission is to educate our students about the career development process and industry options, empowering them to make informed career decisions. Further, we aim to prepare our students for experiential learning (i.e. internships and community service), employment, and further education and to connect hiring organizations with our diverse student talent. 

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  • Webster University’s global recognition
    • Webster University continues to be ranked in the top tier of the Regional Universities-Midwest category of the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges
    • Study Abroad programs ranked in the top 2 percent of the 1,500 colleges and universities surveyed in the “America's Best Colleges” 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report 
    • Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 2018, and recognized among the best in the nation for study abroad programs
    • recognized Webster for being among the best online master's program


Webster University Leiden
Boommarkt 1, 2311 EA Leiden, Netherlands
Province: South Holland
Telephone: +31 71 516 8000
Last updated Apr. 2020

About the School

Founded at St. Louis, Missouri in 1915, Webster University is an accredited, non-profit American university with over 100 locations.

Founded at St. Louis, Missouri in 1915, Webster University is an accredited, non-profit American university with over 100 locations. Read Less
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