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WGU Launches Scholarship for New M.S. in Management and Leadership Degree Program

Online, competency-based university offers scholarships of up to $2,000 to business professionals who wish to cultivate leadership and organizational skills

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU),, is marking the launch of its new master's degree program, the M.S. in Management and Leadership, with a new scholarship. The M.S. Management and Leadership Scholarship is designed for business professionals who wish to cultivate the skills needed to move into greater management and leadership roles.

WGU will award multiple scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each. Applicants for the scholarship must first be admitted as students in the M.S. in Management and Leadership degree program in WGU's College of Business. The program, which is an optimal choice for students who wish to pursue an accredited degree in an environment that fits their busy lives, leverages WGU's competency-based learning and technology—making it possible for students to study, finish assignments, and take tests at their own pace. Because WGU's degree programs focus on mastery of coursework rather than time spent in class, professionals who have previous college and work experience can accelerate the pursuit of their degree—saving both time and money.

Tuition for the M.S. in Management and Leadership program is affordable, at $3,250 per six-month term. Recipients of the M.S. in Management and Leadership Scholarship will receive a credit at the rate of up to $500 per term for up to four terms. To be eligible, students must have a bachelor's degree, apply and be admitted into the degree program, submit official college transcripts, and complete an interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor. The application deadline is April 30, 2014. For more information about the M.S. Management and Leadership Scholarship, visit

The M.S. in Management and Leadership degree program teaches students how to manage in dynamic environments and develop high-performance teams. It focuses on ethical leadership, management communication, data-driven decision making, strategic management, and change management and innovation. Applications for the degree program are being accepted now and students may begin coursework on the first day of any month starting April 1, 2014. To learn more, visit

About Western Governors University
Recognized by President Obama as an innovative university that "awards credits based on learning, not seat time," Western Governors University is the only university in the U.S. offering accredited, competency-based bachelor's and master's degree programs at scale. Named one of  Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies for 2013," WGU has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN's "Schools of Thought," and in The New York Times.

WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WGU's Teachers College is the first exclusively online provider of teacher education to receive accreditation for its teacher licensure programs from NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The WGU bachelor's and master's nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*), and its B.S. in Health Informatics is accredited by CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education).

Western Governors University has partnered with five states to establish state-based universities aimed at adding affordable capacity to state higher education systems. WGU Indiana, WGU Missouri, WGU Tennessee, WGU Texas, and WGU Washington are key elements in their states' strategies for increasing the percentage of adults with bachelor's or master's degrees. These state-endorsed universities offer degree programs that are accredited through WGU.

The university has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education, and Zions Bank. More information is available at or by calling 866.225.5948.

*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington DC 20036, 202-877-6791).

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