Leadership

College
College of Professional Studies
Study Options
Full Time, Hybrid
Locations
Boston, Charlotte, Seattle
Website
Full Program Description

As today’s workforce continues to diversify, leadership tasks and responsibilities have become more complex. The Master of Science in Leadership prepares you to meet these evolving challenges by helping you cultivate a personal leadership philosophy. Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, this master’s degree in leadership combines real-world lessons with an action-learning approach that is designed to build and strengthen your leadership capabilities.

Our approach to cultivating strong leaders is proven to work — not just in the United States but in other countries as well, including emerging democracies where schools are using it to grow their own leadership infrastructures. As a result, we have developed strategic partnerships with the International University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, in which they draw on our faculty to share their approach to preparing students to be effective leaders in a global community as well as the curricula they’ve developed.

Program Objectives

  • Develop and bolster your leadership competencies
  • Explore key leadership areas such as: management, ethics, strategic thinking, and organizational culture
  • Prepare for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a global world
  • Exercise leadership skills through action-learning and research projects
  • Improve your ability to lead and work both independently and collaboratively
College
College of Professional Studies
Study Options
Online
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

Today’s cross-functional teams and organizations require a leadership style that capitalizes on the collective expertise and capabilities of the group. The development and mastery of collaborative leadership skills are not typically part of one’s focused discipline preparation, hence leadership requires deliberate development by those who assume leadership roles. 

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership starts with the premise that everyone is capable of leadership. The program studies every aspect of leadership dynamics from the leader as an individual to working in teams, and from the organization itself to the development of strategic leadership techniques. Coursework exposes participants to a series of alternative perspectives of leadership including collaborative models. Using the course’s action learning methods, participants build a personal model of leadership that they can put to immediate use in their workplace.