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MML Master of Management and Leadership

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Advance your career with a master’s in management and leadership

If you want to advance your career, Hamline’s Master of Management and Leadership (MML) can provide the skills to help you reach that next level. 

You don't have to wait until the end of the program to experience results. From your first class to your last class, you'll develop skills and tools you can apply the next day, in areas such as:

  • How to lead dynamic teams through changing environments
  • Solve modern business problems
  • Foster innovative thinking

At Hamline, we know that you are busy juggling your career and personal life, so we have designed our MML degree program to be flexible to fit your schedule better. We offer three options for completing your MML: online, in-person, or hybrid.

What will it take?

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Next Session Starts
August 26, 2024

MML degree program details

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Start dates and deadlines

We review applications on a rolling basis, meaning you can apply and start your MML degree at three different times throughout the year. However,  those who apply by the priority deadline for that term are guaranteed a decision and get prioritized for scholarships.

Priority application deadlines

  • August 1 to start fall term
  • December 1 to start spring term
  • April 1 to start summer term
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Master's in management and leadership online, on campus, or hybrid

You choose your format

With Hamline's MML, you have the option of getting your MML by choosing the format of your courses.

  • Fully online
  • Entirely in person
  • A combination of the two for a hybrid program

While most courses are online or on-campus, some may be hybrid, depending on your concentration/electives.

Easily plan your life and your studies

In addition to the flexibility you gain by choosing the format of your courses as you go, Hamline's program is also easy to work into your life. No matter what format you choose, you'll have just one class per week meeting for 4 hours from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m.

Master's in management and leadership courses

You’ll finish your MML degree in eight courses.

The core of the master's degree management and leadership is made up of five courses:

  • MBA 8201 - Leading in Organizations
  • MBA 8205 - Critical Thinking
  • MBA 8255 - Data Analytics and Decision-Making
  • MBA 8275 - Business Process Improvement
  • MBA 8492 - Strategic Management

You’ll also complete three other courses in public administration, business administration, or business analytics.

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Deciding between an MBA or the Management and Leadership degree?

Depending on your career goals and interests, an MBA or the MML may be a better fit for you. Below, we break down each to help you decide which may be right for you.

  MBA Master of  Management and Leadership
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12 courses 8 courses
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Your choice of on campus, online, or hybrid Your choice of on campus, online, or hybrid
Finish in as few as 2 years Finish in as few as 15 months
Choose from concentrations in business analytics, leadership and change management, or create your own concentration Take electives from our master’s programs in business administration, business analytics, and public administration
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Provides you with a wide focus that covers management, finance, data analytics, and business improvement strategies Specialized focus on leadership and project management


How to apply to the MML

To apply to the Master of Management and Leadership program, you’ll submit the following:

  • Online application (no fee for US residents)
  • A personal statement, up to three pages, answering the following:
    • Why are you pursuing graduate studies at this time in your career, and what do you hope to accomplish by doing so?
    • What makes the Hamline graduate program you have chosen appealing to you? What strengths do you seek to strengthen; what challenges do you seek to overcome?
    • At Hamline, we believe in the power of teams. Thus, we teach and have students practice teamwork skills throughout the program. Please describe a past team experience—either excellent or difficult—and what you learned from the experience.
  • A resume
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original and an official or certified course-by-course English translation. Official transcript of a bachelor's degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university. These should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admissions or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electronic copies should be emailed to The Hamline University School of Business reserves the right to require applicants to have their academic records evaluated by an academic credential evaluator.
  • Two recommendation forms detailing your qualifications to pursue advanced study written by people unrelated to you who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history. These forms will be sent to recommenders you identify as part of your online application.
  • International applicants only: For residents outside of the United States, please view the additional requirements for applying to Hamline University.

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A promising career outlook

In Demand


Percentage of corporate recruiters and staffing firms that plan to actively hire grads with a master’s in management (GMAC article)

Top salary


Median starting salary for new MML hires in the US as of 2023

Real value


The increase in your earning potential with an MML versus only a bachelor’s degree

Join a tight-knit community of professionals from all sectors  

Hamline’s Master of Management and Leadership program doesn’t just provide you with a degree. You’ll also become part of a network of professionals working across private and public sectors, extending more opportunities to learn from your colleagues and giving you an edge in today’s job market.

Students in our program come from a wide range of professions and organizations, including:


  • Associate marketing manager
  • Director of employment & economic assistance
  • Human resource generalist
  • Operations supervisor
  • Paralegal


  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Medtronic
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minnesota National Guard
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • Sleep Number Corporation
  • Xcel Energy

How we help make your MML degree affordable

Competitive tuition

When you invest in a master’s in management and leadership from Hamline, you benefit from a prestigious degree from Minnesota's first university. We work hard to ensure our tuition, accompanied by scholarships, tuition discounts, and other financial aid, is a worthwhile investment for all students.

MML Tuition

Generous financial aid

In addition to the tuition discounts listed below, additional financial aid is also available, and most students use low-interest loans to finance their education.

MML Scholarships

Graduate Financial Aid

Hamline provides you with professional skills that 90% of employers are looking for in candidates

Tuition discounts can save you $79 per credit

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