Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies
Designed to train middle and upper level management in leadership to gain a competitive edge needed to advance your careers.
- Can be taken in conjunction with M.B.A. or M.S.L. programs
- Courses offered online and must be taken in succession
- Separate application and essay required
1. Completed Application for Admission
2. Official College Transcript
3. Statement of Purpose (How this certificate program will help my career: 2-3 paragraphs)
MSL-6600 Leadership Fundamentals: Ethical Leadership & Values Driven Organizations
This course focuses on differentiating the conceptual and theoretical aspects and models of leadership and leadership studies in order for students to apply leadership skills and principles in their places of business. The fundamentals of leadership are taught with an emphasis on how to live out these fundamentals in an ethical manner. 3 credits.
MSL-6625 Organizational Psychology & Behavior
This course focuses on employee behavior and processes in organizations. The focus of this course is on individual, group, inter-group and organizational wide behavior and its impact on employee satisfaction and productivity. The course attempts to add to each student’s understanding of life in complex organizations by covering topics which span the micro or individual level of analysis (motivation, decision making) and the macro or organizational level of analysis (culture, structure). Attention is given to group dynamics, change and development. 3 credits.
MSL 6670 Leading Change for Innovation and Alignment
A leader’s ability to understand and follow the change management process in a collaborative manner is a vital skill to master. A proactive mindset is a critical element in successful business or personal change. Students will learn the various change management models, problem solve to find the best ways to leverage change agents and how best to manage ethical change. Students will create a model of change for workplace application. 3 credits.
MSL 6710 Globalization and Cultural Negotiation
Today's business success requires intercultural awareness as well as effective cross cultural and cross generational communication skills. This course demonstrates the importance of cross cultural and cross generational communication and the benefits of being sensitive to the differences in organizational settings. Concepts of negotiating styles, cultural differences, proper etiquette and conflict/resolution will be discussed at length. 3 credits.
MSL 6730 Developing a Learning Organization for the Knowledge Based Economy
Students in this course will learn forward thinking concepts of coaching, mentoring and succession planning to promote a learning organization. Students will learn how to leverage the Human Capital Management model as a tool to foster knowledge transfer between employees. A focus of the course will be the elevation of learning to a strategic organizational imperative. 3 credits.
* Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about these programs. Information below is for the period between July 1, 2011 –June 30, 2012 (the 2011-2012 award year).
Tuition & Fees: $9,750 ($650/credit hour)
Books & Supplies: $750 (estimated only)
Jobs Prepared For:
13-1110 Management Analysts
13-1111 Management Consultants
11-9199 Managers, All Others