Master of Science in Leadership (MSL)

MSL 505. Theories, Strategy and Visioning Leadership. (3 Credits)

This course provides an overview of leadership theories as they developed over the past century. Students will be introduced to the concept of vocation from a Christian perspective. Students develop operational and strategic visions and plans around well- defined key performance indicators (KPIs).

MSL 510. Self-Leadership. (3 Credits)

This course provides the student with tools and insights about how we, as humans, think, feel view the world, make decisions, set goals, relate to others, and receive feedback. Students will inventory their own leadership attitudes and skills.

MSL 520. The Relational Leader. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on collaboration, managing conflict, building commitment and team building through a coaching framework. Also, students will inventory their own leadership attitudes and skills in relation to others.

MSL 530. Organizational Communication and Negotiation. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on theories of organizational communication and current issues in ethical, interpersonal, cross cultural and competitive communication situations.

MSL 540. Leading Change. (3 Credits)

This course equips team leaders with the tools to create and maximize participation, collaboration, and effectiveness in order to build team identity, commitment, and trust.

MSL 550. Leadership Competencies. (3 Credits)

In this course, students develop an inventory of competencies and skills, shadow a supervisory leader to assess the leader’s unique leadership habits, and then evaluate the leader’s habits based on leadership theories.

MSL 560. Financial Analysis & Budgeting. (3 Credits)

This course introduces information and tools essential to understanding corporate financial management.

MSL 570. Ethical Dimensions of Leadership. (3 Credits)

This course prepares students to understand and apply what is required to strengthen Christian ethics in organizational cultures.

MSL 580. Leadership in Diverse Communities. (3 Credits)

This course provides students with an intergenerational approach to the implications of equity, diversity and inclusion through the examination of the drivers of successful engagement initiatives. Also, the student will learn behaviors and skills needed to create an inclusive environment. Students complete a project identifying equity, diversity and inclusion gaps in a group or organization.

MSL 599. MSL Graduate Research Project. (3 Credits)

Students will learn how to focus a topic and submit a prospectus including a time line to finalize the project and complete Project Defense. Students meet with their instructor, culminating in the defense.
Prerequisites: MSL 505, 510, 520, 530, 540, 560, 570 and 580.