Developing a Philosophy of Leadership – MSL 501
In Developing a Philosophy of Leadership there will be an in-depth examination into the theory and application of leadership from a philosophical perspective. By exploring real world leadership, the integration of ideas and practices will be utilized to develop a conceptual framework necessary for acquiring the skills, competencies and insights to become effective leaders.
Self Efficacy: The Genesis for Leadership – MSL 542
The course is designed to develop self-awareness, express personal authenticity and integrate practical leadership skills into the application of providing effective organizational management. These skills include communication, coaching, motivational, and inspirational public speaking and group facilitation, and self-awareness.
Critical Thinking for Leaders MSL-510
This course explores the development and application of critical thinking and the tasks and challenges leaders will face in their professional experiences. Students will explore the concepts of critical thinking, decision-making preference and how it can be adapted as roles and responsibilities change.
Ethical Leadership and Globalization – MSL 536
Ethical Leadership and Globalization will introduce students to leadership from both theoretical and practical perspectives. By developing an application for the betterment of the common good, students will enhance their conceptual framework for leadership. They will examine prominent theories and practices of leadership in a communitarian, social and global context and will evaluate competencies traditionally associated with Civic Engagement.
Power, Politics and Conflict Resolution – MSL 586
The class will incorporate formal and informal methods of conflict resolution, including negotiation and mediation strategies and techniques. Methods include sharing of anecdotes, hypothetical situations that cohorts will work to resolve through negotiation and mediation; and journaling of real life conflicts and applications of resolution, both in and out of the office.
Strategic Planning for Effective Leaders – MSL 620
Strategic Planning will introduce students to the theory and review of practical measures for successfully designing and implementing a business strategy, which is inclusive of all aspects of the organization. Students will develop a strategy that allows measurement of financial responsibility and accountability as well as customer satisfaction, divisional and/or departmental interaction, with the intent of identifying best practices and overall organizational effectiveness.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Management for Women Leaders – MSL 635
This course is designed to collaborate with female management and develop an understanding of the complex issues of diversity and how to address these issues in an effective and highly competitive environment. Students will develop a skill that will enhance their organization capabilities with the creation of a truly inclusive culture. They will also learn how to demonstrate inclusive behaviors involving a conscious awareness of having diverse representation in meetings, training classes, promotions, recognitions, and rewards. Diversity and inclusion is about teaching people to work successfully with people different from themselves.
Community Service and Social Responsibility – MSL 522
This course is designed to demonstrate the fundamental importance of moral and civic education. It challenges students to see themselves as members of a community and as individuals with a responsibility to contribute to the common good of society and their communities. It also examines various ways in which ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things through service learning, volunteering, and community outreach.
The Gender Awareness Phenomenon: Exploring Interpersonal and Organizational Dynamics – MSL 581
The Gender Awareness Phenomenon will provide students with a framework for understanding, assessing and managing gender differences in their interactions at work and in their personal lives. The course will also address how these interactions affect the interactions at work and in their personal lives. The course will also address how these affect the organizational culture in general and the day to day organization operations in particular. The methodology involves a plurality of perspectives on the gender variances evident inside and outside of the workplace.
Mentoring and Networking for Leaders – MSL 540
Mentoring and networking are two popular techniques cited in literature to broaden your thinking about your career and life. Mentoring and Networking for Leaders is designed to provide a base for the skills necessary to coach, mentor, counsel, network, and measure performance to assist others in becoming more committed to performance objectives and increased productivity.
Financial Management and Business Intelligence – MSL 650
Financial Management and Business Intelligence will provide a foundation that promotes financial literacy as well as identify and benchmark non-financial performance indicators. This foundation will help students apply their knowledge base and make informed decisions that evaluate an organization’s financial health in order to maximize performance.
Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership – MSL 672
This course is designed to provide the critical information for developing an entrepreneurial mindset that will lead to a better understanding and appreciation for entrepreneurship as an effective tool for organizational development. Students will learn the importance of the type of leadership necessary to drive the success of an entrepreneurial organization.
Servant Leadership – MSL 663
Servant Leadership is a management model that is embraced by Fortune 500 companies. This concept in leadership is designed to provide a basic understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of being a servant and elevating others. Students will critically review and analyze current strategic ideals about servant leadership theory and practice which will focus on servant in leadership perspectives, values, skills and knowledge necessary for successful leaders in the 21st century.
Change Agent – A New Leader for Change – MSL 589
The purpose of the course is to identify and incorporate the eight-stage process as a method of successful change agents. This course is designed to provide an introduction and thorough understanding of the eight stages and the steps necessary for successful large-scale transformation led by change agents. The course will further provide an examination of real life business scenarios where the need for change has been imminent; identifying strategic business implications for lack of change; breaking through challenges at each of the eight stages; consequences of errors in sequence; lack of leadership or sufficient communication; and successful removal of organizational structural barriers leading to lasting change.
The Endowment of Religions for Female Leadership – MSL 550
This course proposes an innovative approach for studying religions and scriptures. The Endowment of Religions will provide an examination of major world religions and their sacred writings while focusing on the leadership role of women as outlined in the sacred writings and practices of the various world religions.
Leadership Capstone – MSL 681
The capstone course in the Leadership program is designed to bring together what students have learned throughout the program. Through the Leadership Capstone, students will be prepared to put their own leadership philosophies into action.