|MS in Business Leadership|
The newly designed curriculum in Business Leadership offers a way to acquire a valuable credential to enhance your skill set and qualifications while preparing for professional advancement. Available in an accelerated, convenient weekend format, the 39-credit curriculum can be completed in only 1½ years and provides the broad-based, interdisciplinary knowledge and skill set essential for success in higher level leadership roles in national and international organizations.
With its strong foundation in the principles and practices of leadership in business, the curriculum has been designed to fill a void so often articulated by industry, namely the shortage of leaders to take the organization forward. The program anchor students with a body of knowledge that prepares its graduates to recognize, respond to, and lead businesses in an era of uncertainty.
The seven required core courses (21 credits) represent the core competencies that you, as a businessperson, must be proficient in to succeed in today’s highly competitive global business environment. The elective courses allow you to choose 5 courses (15 credits) that best match your specialized career goals. If you opt for the 3-credit unrestricted elective, together with your advisor, you may select a course from any of the graduate program areas offered at The School of Graduate and Professional Studies in order to acquire an even deeper dive into a discipline related to your career path that will make this program immediately relevant to your job today as well as to your future career aspirations. The program culminates in a final project (3 credits) that demonstrates your ability to conduct comprehensive, applied research and articulate original ideas and thought processes.
The program is ideal for individuals who want to upgrade and update their general business knowledge and leadership skills. Courses are taught with academic rigor by an outstanding faculty who are practicing leaders in their fields and exceptional educators who bring real-world experience and networking opportunities into the classroom.