Executive Leadership

Those with strong leadership skills can rise through an organization to positions of increased executive responsibility. In this specialization, students gain some of the critical skills that executives need to be successful in complex organizations. Students examine how properly planning for and using budgets and resources can support success and aid decision-making. Students also examine the critical role of innovation in ensuring sustainable organizational growth as well as how leaders support innovation by cultivating a culture in which it flourishes. Students also are instructed on how to think about organizations as a system and look for opportunities to improve business performance through systemic and systematic thinking and utilizing well-established methods for process and performance improvement.

Completion Requirements

  • 39 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
    • Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMSL 6000 Course Dynamic Leadership Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6105 Course Finding Your Inner Leader Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6110 Course Building Organizational Culture: Leaders as Architects Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6115 Course Communication for Leaders and Managers Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6125 Course Initiating and Managing Change Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6010 Course Managing People and Promoting Collaboration Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6175 Course Managing, Mediating, and Resolving Conflict Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6660 Course Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6560 Course Managing Business Partner Relationships Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6905 Course Capstone: A Case for Leaders as Change Agents Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMSL 6670 Course Budgeting and Resource Allocation Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6620 Course Fostering a Culture of Innovation Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6645 Course Improving Business Performance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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