Jan 28, 2023  
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023

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 affect 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.

Concentrations


Data Analytics Concentration


In today’s complex global marketplace, data is at the center of organizational success. Elizabethtown College’s graduate certificate in Data Analytics is designed to provide students with an overview of applied statistical analysis, one of the most prominent, in-demand and growing fields. You will gain the ability to manage, process, analyze, and interpret data through taking a variety of courses, across several fields

MSL degree candidates with a declared Data Analytics concentration are not required to take MSL 520 Strategic Communication for Effective Leadership  and MSL 530 Applying Research for Strategic Leadership 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • evaluate the usefulness of different statistical techniques and their real-world application.
  • explain the management implications of the use of business intelligence and knowledge management systems.
  • identify the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics (populations and samples, measure of central tendency, measures of variability, measures of distribution) and their real-world application.
  • analyze problems in business and accounting using appropriately selected data visualization tools.
  • apply intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in SQL.
  • sit for: 1Z0-061: Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (OCA) and pass at a 60% level or higher.

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration


The rapid changes in our world today are generating many opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and family businesses to find or create their own space to grow their businesses.  This program will help graduate students develop an awareness of entrepreneurship and lead the business from a new venture start-up to a continual entrepreneurship mindset needed for business growth.  The focus will be on developing a business plan for new ideas or innovation to include strategic, leadership, governance, management, and succession planning for an entrepreneur, family business owner, or business partners. The uniqueness of family business concepts will be woven throughout the curriculum.

MSL degree candidates with a declared Entrepreneurship and Family Business concentration are not required to take MSL 530 Applying Research for Strategic Leadership  and MSL 550 Organizational Design and Development 

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.
  • implement mentoring and coaching strategies to enhance self and others’ professional skills.
  • lead using a framework for ethical decision-making that enchances the ethical climate of the organization.
  • make financially sound decisions.
  • strategically apply leadership theories to enhance workplace community. 

Health Care Administration Concentration


The concentration in Health Care Administration is designed for current or aspiring administrators and those looking to transition to a career in the health care field. The concentration will help you succeed in an administrative position in a medical setting, such as a hospital, doctor’s office, mental health facility, wellness or nutrition center, or in the health insurance industry. After gaining an understanding of the health care system, you will gain improved interpersonal communication and decision-making skills – ready to collaborate with colleagues to provide the best possible patient care.

MSL degree candidates with a declared Health Care Administration concentration are not required to take MOD 510 Foundations of Leadership  and MSL 580 - Fiscal Management for Strategic Decision Making .

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.

Sports Management Concentration


Sports is a microcosm of society and the world. This program will help graduate students develop an awareness of business and leadership careers in sports and athletics. Focus will be on setting personal goals to discern career paths, start and improve careers and network with professionals in a variety of areas (local, state, regional, national, international) and in various professional settings (public and private).

MSL degree candidates with a declared Sports Management concentration are not required to take MSL 540 Ethical Dimensions of Leadership  and MSL 550 Organizational Design and Development 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sports business.
  • analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sport business.
  • evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • develop an understanding of sport administration communication, networking, and marketing.
  • examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.

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