Master of Science in Leadership

Program Format
Online|
Curriculum
Entry Terms
Spring: April 11, 2016
Summer: July 5, 2016
Fall: Sept. 19, 2016
Winter: Jan. 9, 2017
Credits Required for Graduation
45-46 Quarter Hours

Overview

The call for capable leaders is on the rise. Not surprisingly, employers are increasingly evaluating leadership skills as part of the interview process. Professionals who possess strong decision-making, organizational, and people skills will be well positioned to succeed in leadership roles.

The Master of Science in Leadership provides the foundation necessary to meet these evolving challenges by helping cultivate a personal leadership philosophy. Core courses within this program focus on managing organizational culture and diversity, leading teams, and ethics. Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, coursework in this master’s degree combines real-world lessons with an action-learning approach that build and strengthen leadership capabilities.

Complementing the program’s core courses are concentrations in areas such as project management, human resources, and organizational communications, providing you with content-specific expertise.

Certificate Information

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Health Management
Projections for the healthcare industry state that job growth will remain above average into the next decade. The needs of an aging population along with the increased human life cycle are just some of the factors contributing to this growth. The Graduate Certificate in Health Management examines the financial, political, legal, and operational aspects of a healthcare facility and explores the evolution of healthcare delivery in the United States. Learn More>

Human Resources Management
In today’s multifaceted organizations, human resource professionals must respond to the growing challenges of regulatory compliance, complex benefit plans, and training and motivating employees. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management fosters a deep understanding of organizational development and effective change management; workforce planning and strategic recruitment; and training and performance management. Learn More>

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. Learn More>

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


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