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Master of Business Administration

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Leadership Degree - Master of Arts

Curriculum

Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

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Term 1

  • MLDR 600 Leadership Theories and Practices

    Students explore various theories of leadership by examining their practice within diverse organizational and situational contexts. They study past and current leaders in order to effectively analyze their roles, styles, actions, and levels of success in relationship to the theories presented.
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  • MLDR 610 Organizational Leadership

    Students focus on the roles leaders play in a variety of organizations. They explore the practice of leadership theories within the context of the goals and functions of various organizations, the expectations of society, and the personal goals of the leader. Students analyze the definition of success of both organizations and leaders based on a variety of factors.
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  • MLDR 681 Leadership Project

    Students conduct an in-depth exploration of a leadership topic of personal and/or professional interest. They first learn how to conduct research in order to review and study what experts have said about their thesis topic and then determine and develop a method of research appropriate for their project. The course is continued across all four terms of the program with one credit earned each term. One instructor is dedicated to this course for all four terms, as well as for the MLDR 615 course in order to provide the student with consistent help while developing the thesis project. (4 credit hours broken into four 1 credit courses, taken in each of the four terms)
    Course Syllabus

Term 2

  • MLDR 615 Research Methods

    Students are introduced to research terminology and methodology, which they then apply to their thesis project. They also use hands-on activities to learn how surveys are developed and implemented to gather data, as well as to learn how that data is analyzed, presented, and used in relation to research.
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  • MLDR 620 Strategic Leadership

    Students explore how leaders strategically create and affect organizational missions, goals, and objectives. Students study leaders in a variety of organizational and social contexts to analyze the role a leader plays with regard to inspiring, empowering, and leading stakeholders through strategic organizational initiatives.
    Course Syllabus

  • MLDR 681 Leadership Project

    Students conduct an in-depth exploration of a leadership topic of personal and/or professional interest. They first learn how to conduct research in order to review and study what experts have said about their thesis topic and then determine and develop a method of research appropriate for their project. The course is continued across all four terms of the program with one credit earned each term. One instructor is dedicated to this course for all four terms, as well as for the MLDR 615 course in order to provide the student with consistent help while developing the thesis project. (4 credit hours broken into four 1 credit courses, taken in each of the four terms)
    Course Syllabus

Term 3

  • MLDR 631 Team and Group Dynamics

    Students examine the need for leaders to understand group dynamics, as well as the leader’s role in facilitating the success of teams or groups in various organizations. They explore the processes of team building, interpersonal and group relations, effective problem solving, decisionmaking skills, and managing changes within groups in a variety of settings with the emphasis placed on the actions of individuals within the group. Students also examine the relationship between groups and their organizations, as well as the relationship between groups and their leaders.
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  • MLDR 635 Organizational Change and Human Development

    Students learn how to lead purposeful change within organizations through an understanding of human development. They also explore the roles of leaders in relation to implementing and facilitating changes within organizations, with the emphasis on how leaders motivate, mentor, coach, and develop others within their organizations.
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  • MLDR 681 Leadership Project

    Students conduct an in-depth exploration of a leadership topic of personal and/or professional interest. They first learn how to conduct research in order to review and study what experts have said about their thesis topic and then determine and develop a method of research appropriate for their project. The course is continued across all four terms of the program with one credit earned each term. One instructor is dedicated to this course for all four terms, as well as for the MLDR 615 course in order to provide the student with consistent help while developing the thesis project. (4 credit hours broken into four 1 credit courses, taken in each of the four terms)
    Course Syllabus

Term 4

  • MLDR 640 Ethical Leadership

    Students are introduced to the principles and practices of ethical behaviors at individual, organizational, and social levels. They study their own ethical beliefs, as well as examine the effects of ethical and unethical behaviors and decisions made by past and current leaders.
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  • MLDR 670 Twenty-first Century Leadership

    Having a solid understanding of leadership theories and practices studied earlier in the program, students now explore the traits and abilities individuals need to be effective leaders in the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on coaching, innovation, and creativity. They use their knowledge to create presentations that they can use to help educate and develop future leaders.
    Course Syllabus

  • MLDR 681 Leadership Project

    Students conduct an in-depth exploration of a leadership topic of personal and/or professional interest. They first learn how to conduct research in order to review and study what experts have said about their thesis topic and then determine and develop a method of research appropriate for their project. The course is continued across all four terms of the program with one credit earned each term. One instructor is dedicated to this course for all four terms, as well as for the MLDR 615 course in order to provide the student with consistent help while developing the thesis project. (4 credit hours broken into four 1 credit courses, taken in each of the four terms)
    Course Syllabus

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