The Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Change (MSL) program is a professionally oriented degree program. The program is designed for individuals seeking or holding management positions within organizational environments such as industrial, health care, public administration, education, and public safety.
The following courses are required:
Ethical Issues in Employment Law
MSL 682 or MSL 683
Critical Thinking for Continuous Improvement or Managing a Diverse Workforce
MSL 685 or MSL 686
Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development
Organizational Change Management
Strategies for High for High Performance Organizations and Teams
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Applied Field Project in Organizational Leadership
MBA, MSL or MHA
The MSL is an Advanced Behavioral Science program. It focuses on developing or enhancing leadership capability, as well as developing the knowledge and skills necessary to plan for and manage change efforts within organizations. The MSL curriculum stresses the most current research and practice in advanced organizational behavior concepts, interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution, group dynamics, diversity management, human resource management and development, productivity improvement, building high performance work teams and planning, implementing and managing change programs. Graduates of the MSL program will have the requisite knowledge and skills for significant advancement in their professional careers. In addition, the program prepares students for entry level or advanced level careers in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Organizational Development and/or Organizational Consulting. The focus of the program is on developing applied skills for immediate application.