"This summer I will attend my 30th reunion in Bozeman, where I graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering. As I have moved many times in the past 30 years, there was never a residence program that made sense to my schedule. I applied and was accepted into two MBA programs which commenced in the Fall of 2008 at the National University of Singapore and at Syracuse University in New York. I elected to try the MSSL program at BHSU as leadership has always been central to my personal inclination, and BHSU was in my back yard, literally. My wife and I have lived in South Dakota since 1992, and Spearfish since 1996 while I worked and lived internationally, most of the year.
I have to say that the program has been extremely challenging, and now that I have only 1 class to go this summer, it will fulfill a 30-yr promise that I made to myself to get an advanced management degree, post graduation from engineering school. I have done lots of studying in the past 30 years, having learned 4 different languages, but this was the first formal, non-business sanctioned training that I had attended. On May 7th, I will have completed 10 of the 11 modules required for graduation, and I can say that I have "stacks" of memories from each class. The course work is hard. I have never met any of the students or professors that I have had shared time with on-line the past 2-yrs, but I can tell you that we are a connected group.
I paid for the courses myself, and I can honestly say that the cost vs. value is high. I was recently promoted at work, and I am certain that having this Leadership Degree was helpful, towards that end."
Operations Manager, Husky Oil, Ltd.
Class of 2010
"The BHSU Masters in Strategic Leadership program has been a perfect fit for me as a National Guard Captain on Active Duty. The classes stayed relevant with my daily work and sparked my interest in studying our nation's historic leaders. The MSSL program is a must for any military and non-profit leader looking to take the next step in their professional development."
CPT Lee Breard
Class of 2010 - Army National Guard