Strategic Leadership Courses
Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Course Descriptions (MSSL Degree)
The online MSSL is in an accelerated format, meaning that each course lasts for seven weeks. Comprised of a 33 credits in total, students can complete the degree requirement in less than 24 months (18 months on average). There are generally no prerequisites to course selection except that the thesis is completed at the end of the program. In addition, the 33 credits are made up of 11 defined courses, so there are no electives within the program.
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.
Students develop the ability to analyze and identify opportunities to improve effectiveness of organizations through the use of appropriate information technologies. Technologies that influence organizational strategies, structures, risks and processes are emphasized. Ethical global and security issues are also covered. 3 credits.
Organizational Psychology and Behavior concentrate 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.
This course focuses on the persuasive communication techniques and strategies that can be used when one does not have or does not want to resort to the use of direct authority. The role of ethics is considered throughout. Situations include how to overcome resistance, and how to effectively manage conflict. Students will use their organizations, as cases employing communication technologies as appropriate. 3 credits.
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.
*The Global Study Program MSL 6715 may be taken in place of MSL 6710
This course develops competence and judgment skills in using quantitative models for planning and decision making. Emphasis is placed on recognizing situations where models can be used advantageously, when to work effectively with them and how to make good use of them once they have been developed.
Topics include decision making under conditions of uncertainty, decision and risk analysis, forecasting, linear programming, modeling applications in marketing, manufacturing, finance and scheduling and project management methods. 3 credits.
3 credits (Varied Faculty)
Certificates Attached to the Degree Programs
Students may choose to waive their thesis if they take additional coursework leading to one of three certificates attached to their MSSL degree program:
- Entrepreneurship Certificate – three extra classes
- Healthcare Administration Certificate – five extra classes
- Business Administration Certificate – three extra classes
For more information regarding graduate certificates at Rosemont, click here.