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Educational Leadership/Business Administration

The Saint Louis University School of Education and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in educational leadership and business administration.

About the Program

This dual-degree program leads to a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration. You’ll learn about the increasing complexity of both educational organizations and nonprofit institutions, and the relationships between the two.

The program also includes a 10-day study abroad component focusing on international business. This trip occurs over winter break.

Curriculum and Program Details

Through this program, both degrees can be completed in 73 credit hours. You can finish in as little as two years by taking a full-time course load over six terms. You may also enroll part-time, and you’ll have up to five years to complete your degrees.

Scholarships, financial aid and assistantships may be available.

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Heather Bednarek, Ph.D.


A dual-degree in educational leadership and business administration is the ideal preparation for a career as an administrator in an educational institution.

Application Requirements

You will need to be admitted to both the School of Education and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, meeting all requirements for both the business administration and educational leadership programs, to pursue this degree. This requires two separate applications to Saint Louis University.

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Application Deadlines

Applications for both programs are reviewed on a rolling basis.