Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Serve as skilled, innovative, principled, and ethical leaders who understand the foundations of organizational leadership
  • Contribute to the effective functioning of society at all levels
  • Demonstrate that leadership is a matter of influence, integrity, spirit, and respect regardless of the level of power or authority
  • Show proficiency in creative problem-solving and examining options in decision-making
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of research and careful data analysis in solving problems and addressing issues related to organizational leadership
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate skill in professional presentations using, for example, statistical and visual forms of expression

Program plan

Required Core (18 hours)
LEAD 600 Theories of Organizational Leadership
LEAD 601 Ethical Challenges in Organizations
LEAD 602 Organizational Theory and Behavior
LEAD 604 Leading in Global Organizations: Gender and Generations
LEAD 605 Research Methods for Leaders
LEAD 705 Research Strategies for Leaders

Concentration (12 hours)
Students will select 4 courses from one of the following areas of concentration. Three of the courses selected must be the concentration prefix (HCAL, ORGD, or NONP) including the introductory course for the concentration.

Leadership for Organizational Development
ORGD 600 Introduction to Organizational Development
ORGD 601 Organizational Consulting and Leadership Coaching
ORGD 700 Building Organizational Culture
ORGD 701 Leading the Strategic Planning Process
PSLD 604 Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiations
INFM 605 Informatics for Healthcare Systems

Leadership for the Healthcare Professional
HCAL 600 Introduction to Healthcare Systems
HCAL 601 Healthcare Leadership
HCAL 700 Healthcare Policy and Law
HCAL 701 Health Systems Budgeting for the Nonfinancial Leader
PSLD 604 Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiations
INFM 605 Informatics for Healthcare Systems

Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization
NONP 600 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
NONP 601 Nonprofit Governance and Volunteer Administration
NONP 700 Budgeting for the Nonprofit Sector
NONP 701 Capstone Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization
PSLD 604 Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiations
INFM 605 Informatics for Healthcare Systems

Total Degree Requirements: 30

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