“I found the curriculum to be extremely helpful. The timing of this program and my real-life position could not have been better planned. The insight, feedback, material studied certainly helped me in my role and am confident will continue to do so throughout my profession!"

"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…at the National University of Singapore and at Syracuse University in New York [but] I elected the MSSL program at BHSU as leadership has always been central to my personal inclination…I have to say that the program has been extremely challenging…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. 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."


Tracy Mosness
Operations Manager, Husky Oil, Ltd.
Shekou, China
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."

Lee Breard
Class of 2010 - Army National Guard

Contact Info

Dr. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg
Phone: 605.645.7228

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799

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