Brescia University

Leadership Studies

Are you ready to influence, inspire and create change? Will you Choose to Lead?

When you choose to study Leadership, you will receive unparalleled opportunities to gain the knowledge, skills and experiences to shape our world. Learn to stand up for your values, collaborate with organizations locally and globally, and discover how you can be an effective change-maker – in our Leadership Studies program, you decide! Under the guidance of your inspiring professors, you will develop your own leader character, team building, facilitation and systems transformation skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: Women and Leadership, Leading Change in Organizations and Leading Ethically in Dark Times.

Leadership Studies is built on three intersecting aspects: the knowledge of leadership research and theory (knowing); leadership skill development (doing) and the application of both knowledge and skills in community settings (being). Knowing, doing, and being a leader in the Leadership Studies program takes you well-beyond the classroom. You will participate in integrated experiential learning opportunities throughout the program. In your final year, you will actively engage with leaders in a local organization to make a bold impact during the Leadership Practicum. For selected students, there is a paid Francolini Leadership Experience to work for an organization on a project of strategic importance to them.”


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • ENG4U

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Lawyer
  • Social Media Director
  • Operations Analyst
  • Program Manager

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Bold Stories

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“The Leadership program is such a beneficial and enlightening experience! I have discovered who I am and who I can become by exploring and learning more about myself as a leader and developing my strengths. The leadership program encompasses all that Brescia represents, with its strong emphasis on teamwork and community building.”

 Katharine McCormack


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“The Leadership Studies Program at Brescia has equipped me with leadership skills that I can transfer to my career. As a mature student, I am incredibly grateful for the dedication, support, and knowledge delivered by the Leadership Studies Faculty. I am proud to be a Brescia student.”

Kristina Morgan


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“My time at Brescia, especially in the Leadership program, offered the right combination of theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience that allowed me to be recognized as a high-potential individual very early in my career and excel quickly within my organization. As a member of the first graduating class from that program, I look at my former classmates and am very proud of what we have all accomplished, with each of us finding success in a variety of fields.”

 Samantha GoverdeClass of 2013
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“Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamt of being a women leader. The Leadership program at Brescia has equipped me with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully lead in every aspect of my life. Whether that be as a student leader, super pro drag racer, or in my current career post university; I am thankful for a university program that helped shaped and grow into the leader I have become.”

Rachel Ogilvie 

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