Dec 08, 2019  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (M.S.)


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The M.S. in Strategic Leadership (MSL) is designed to prepare students to assume or enhance leadership roles and positively and strategically effect organizational change.  The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on critical aspects of leadership such as: leadership foundations, strategic communications, applied research, ethics, organizational design and development, fiscal management, strategic decision making, leading individuals and teams, innovation and change, and conflict resolution and negotiation.  Throughout the curriculum, special emphasis is placed on service-leadership and strategically leveraging and enhancing the “people-side” of an organization to effectively develop and implement big picture strategies while leading organizations in meaningful ways. 

Degree Requirements:


The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership degree program is 36 credits.  Learners can transfer up to six graduate-level credits, or two courses, toward the program.

Leadership for Today and Tomorrow should be one of the last courses a learner takes. This course is the capstone course that integrates concepts, principles, practices, and applications from prior courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Articulate a personal leadership philosophy.
  • Solve problems through diagnosis and solution generation.
  • Develop diverse teams to improve productivity.
  • Develop mentoring and coaching strategies to enhance self and others’ professional skills.
  • Lead using a framework for ethical decision making that enhances the ethical climate of the organization.

Health Care Administration Concentration


MSL degree candidates with a declared Health Care Administration concentration will no longer be required to take MSL 510 - Foundations of Leadership  and MSL 580 - Fiscal Management for Strategic Decision Making  .  Concentration course requirements are listed below.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Manage people and processes in health care organizations
  • Drive strategy and improvement in health care organizations
  • Ensure required policies are applied to health care administration
  • Apply principles of economics to manage finances in health care organizations.
  • Develop insight into one of the following elective areas: managing information systems or human resources in health care organizations.

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