Four Ways to Learn More About the Program 

Are you ready to further explore the Executive M.S. in Values-Driven Leadership program? Here are four steps you can take to learn more about the program.  

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1. Attend an Online or Campus Information Session.

Hear more about the program and get your questions answered in one of our regular 1-hour information sessions, offered both online and on-campus. The next session is planned for:

  • October 19, 2017 – 6 pm (all times are Central)
  • October 24, 2017 – 6 pm
  • November 9, 2017 – 6 pm
  • November 21, 2017 – 6 pm

To sign up for a session, complete the form below – you’ll receive additional log in information by email.

2. Watch our video. 

This 4-minute video gives you a fast but thorough introduction to the EMSVDL program.

3. Download our one-page information sheet.

Download our one-page information sheet as a quick overview for yourself, or to share with a family member or colleague. Find the sheet at this link.

4. Ask to speak with a program team member.  

Learn more about the program through a one-on-one conversation with a program team member. Email Amy Drew,, to schedule a conversation or complete the form below.

Ready to Apply? 

Application Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Eight years of experience in a leadership role

Application Checklist for the program:

Application to the program requires the following materials:

  • Online Application (see link below)
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee, payable at time of application.
  • Official, sealed copies of your transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, mailed to the address below.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references.
  • A professional resume detailing your professional work experience.
  • A 1-2 page essay answering the following questions:
    • Please describe what Values-Driven Leadership means to you and why you are interested in this program.
    • Please describe your personal and professional goals and how this degree in Values-Driven Leadership will help you achieve your goals.
    • Please share any relevant academic, professional and/or volunteer experiences that specifically prepare you for this program.
    • Please describe your personal characteristics that make you a good candidate for this cohort-based program

Official transcripts, letters of recommendation, essay, and your resume, may be submitted by mail or email at the following address:

Benedictine University
Admissions – Lownik Hall
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532

International Students

This program welcomes applications from qualified international students. In addition to the checklist provided above, international applicants must submit foreign credit evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives or World Education Services for all post-secondary institutions attended.  Official results from either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores may also be required. For additional requirements and guidance, please contact Amy Drew, 


Benedictine University’s master’s and doctoral programs in Values-Driven Leadership are natural fits for veterans, whether active duty or retired military officers.

Veterans report that their strong training in leadership and strategy integrates well with the program’s focus on global leadership, strategic change, and corporate sustainability.

Whether you’re looking to earn your degree while remaining in service, or making a transition to a civilian career, the MSVDL program can extend your capacity to lead. Find additional information on veterans benefits and other resources at this link.

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