Curriculum and Courses

Requirements for a Master's in Strategic Leadership

The chart immediately below shows the courses required for a master's degree in Strategic Leadership. For a look at the various plans of study, please scroll down the page.

To see a description of a particular course, click on its title. For descriptions of all Strategic Leadership courses, see our Course Descriptions page.

 Requirements    Credits 
 Strategic Leadership Courses
33
      MSL 600. Student Orientation
0
      MSL 605. Leadership and Values
3
      MSL 610. Leadership and Diversity
3
      MSL 615. Developing Human Resources
3
      MSL 620. Global Leadership
3
      MSL 625. Organizational Structure and Behavior
3
      MSL 630. Leading The Digital World
3
      MSL 635. Conflict Resolution
3
      MSL 640. Leading Change
3
      MSL 645. Organizational Performance
3
      MSL 650. Legal and Political Environments
3
      MSL 655. Project in Strategic Leadership
2
      MSL 660. Leadership Portfolio
1
    
 Strategic Leadership Electives
Credits
      MSL 698. Independent Study in Strategic Leadership
3
      MSL 699. Special Topics in Strategic Leadership
3


Exit Criteria

In order to be awarded the M.A. in Strategic Leadership, a student will be evaluated on the following exit criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Successful completion of the Leadership Portfolio and Strategic Leadership Project.  


PLANS OF STUDY

Below are two possible plans of study for strategic leadership students.

Online courses are taken in 8-week sessions. Two sessions are offered per semester so you will see "Session 1" or "Session 2" as suggested times for the courses to be taken.

Offerings vary for the semester so this is a suggested plan of study; courses do not need to follow a specific sequence except for Cornerstone and Capstone courses.
 
The two-year plan below is a suggestion for those wishing to enroll in part-time study.

Cornerstone & Capstone courses:

  • The Cornerstone Course, MSL 605. Leadership and Values, is our gateway course or a course that all students must first take. The course introduces students to leadership theories that will be built on throughout the program and students will complete a 360 Evaluation to develop an action plan related to their leadership skills and abilities.
  • The Capstone Course, MSL 655. Project in Strategic Leadership, and MSL 660. Leadership Portfolio are required to complete the program. Each focuses on an individual student project and portfolio that integrates learning throughout the program and demonstrates each student’s unique leadership skills and attributes.
Click on a course to read its description.

 

Suggested One-Year Plan of Study
 Fall Semester
Credits
     MSL 605. Leadership and Values – Cornerstone Course (Session 1)    
     MSL 610. Leadership and Diversity (Session 1)
     MSL 615. Developing Human Resources (Session 2)
     MSL 620. Global Leadership (Session 2)
3
3
3
3
 Total
12
       
 Spring Semester
Credits
     IMC/MSL 820. Organizational Structure and Behavior (Session 1)
     MSL 630. Leading the Digital World (Session 1)
     MSL 635. Conflict Resolution (Session 2)
     MSL 640. Leading Change (Session 2)
3
3
3
3
 Total
12
       
 Summer Session
Credits
     MSL 645. Organizational Performance (Session 1)
     MSL 650. Legal and Political Environments (Session 1)
     MSL 655. Project in Strategic Leadership (Session 2)
     MSL 660. Leadership Portfolio (Session 2)
3
3
2
1
 Total
9
       
 Suggested Two-Year Plan of Study
 Fall Semester -- Year One
Credits
     MSL 605. Leadership and Values – Cornerstone Course (Session 1)    
     MSL 610. Leadership and Diversity (Session 2)
3
3
 Total 6
   
 Spring Semester -- Year One
Credits
     MSL 615. Developing Human Resources (Session 1)
     MSL 620. Global Leadership (Session 2)
3
3
 Total 6
   
 Summer Session -- Year One
Credits
     IMC/MSL 820. Organizational Structure and Behavior (Session 1)
     MSL 630. Leading the Digital World (Session 2)
3
3
 Total 6
   
 Fall Semester -- Year Two
Credits
     MSL 635. Conflict Resolution (Session 1)
     MSL 640. Leading Change (Session 2)
3
3
 Total
6
   
 Spring Semester -- Year Two
Credits
     MSL 645. Organizational Performance (Session 1)
     MSL 650. Legal and Political Environments (Session 1)
3
3
 Total 6
   
 Summer Session -- Year Two
 Credits
     MSL 655. Project in Strategic Leadership (Session 1)
     MSL 660. Leadership Portfolio (Session 2)
2
1
 Total
3