Leader Development

Through a specialization in Leader Development, students gain strategies to help ensure that organizations thrive by effectively drawing on their human capital, which controls knowledge capital. Students learn how to recognize talent, analyze current and future human capital needs, and develop strategies to manage the impact of critical positions and key personnel. They also explore how leaders improve organizational capacity through the use of communication, knowledge management, training, and development. Students also examine strategies leaders use to manage individual performance as part of a shared vision to inspire and create an environment where people are productive collaborators and inspired supporters.

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 specialist 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 6801 Course Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6520 Course Building Human Capital Through Training and Development Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MMSL 6201 Course Individual and Organizational Performance Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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