Leadership (MSLD)

Courses that are not part of degree requirements may only be taken as electives. 


MSLD 500  Leadership Foundations in Research  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are introduced to several topics that are foundational to the Master of Science in Leadership Program. Topics include: critical thinking, fallacies, digital literacy tools, library research, and writing using the APA style manual. Additionally, students learn qualitative and quantitative research fundamentals and complete an action research project. Students are also introduced to the requirements for the Graduate Capstone ePortfolio.

MSLD 511  Organizational Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed for students to explore leadership in organizations. The course provides students with knowledge and a review of organizational leadership theory and research. It also examines the effects of internal and external organizational factors on leadership outcomes. Topics covered are the approaches and models of leadership, to include the nature of leadership, effective leadership behavior, strategic leadership by executives, leadership and organization change, group and team leadership strategies, and the associated ethical, gender based, cross-cultural and diversity oriented aspects of leadership.
Prerequisites: MSLD 500.

MSLD 632  Decision Making for Leaders  3 Credits (3,0)

The leaders in an organization often set the tone and establish benchmarks for success. In this course the focus is on developing a successful leadership style so as to facilitate team-building, collaboration and a corporate culture that promotes success. Decision-making techniques will be explored in the context of successful leadership styles. Students learn frameworks for approaching decisions and for representing real-world problems using models that can be analyzed to gain insight and understanding.
Prerequisites: MSLD 500.

MSLD 633  Adaptive Leadership in Complex Environments  3 Credits (3,0)

In constantly changing environments, leaders routinely create and revise strategies. This course explores the role of leaders in developing unity, focus, credibility, and direction within organizations. Students will be exposed to several strategic frameworks and develop an understanding of which models might be useful in certain situations. Students also learn how to scan the environment; develop and deploy coalitions; identify critical success factors and barriers to implementation, and create viable actions plans.
Prerequisites: MSLD 500.

MSLD 634  Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are introduced to several topics that form the foundation for Leadership Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Topics include: personal dilemmas, morals, virtues, organizational dilemmas, and societal issues. The course focuses on the role of ethics in decision-making on three levels: the individual, the organization, and society.
Prerequisites: MSLD 500.

MSLD 641  Resonant Leadership: Leading Change  3 Credits (3,0)

The objectives of this course are to broaden and deepen the student's selfawareness and prepare them to be a life-long learner. Success in today's organizations depends on your ability to learn and adapt quickly to new and changing situations. The course is based on a model of self-directed learning and development. Gaining self-awareness and being mindful of oneself is extremely valuable in understanding and formulating your own career and life vision, in assessing your skills and abilities and in designing plans to reach your objectives. From mastery of this basic process comes the ability to manage change and lead others effectively.
Prerequisites: MSLD 500.