Master of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership Curriculum 

Note: the Department of Leadership Studies will begin accepting applications for Fall, 2014 admission into this program as of October 14, 2013.    

All courses are available through the Virtual College. An on-campus program can be constructed through careful advising.  International students should work closely with their program advisor to assemble a program of student using course delivery modes that meet their visa requirements.  Please consult with program advisor Dr. Brent Goertzen to inquire about this concentration.

Core
(9 credits)
    Delivery Method
  LDRS 801: Theoretical Foundations of Leadership 3 Online
  IDS 802: Ways of Knowing 3 Online/on-campus (Spring)
  LDRS 810: Qualitative Research Methods in Leadership 3 Online
Major (12 credits)        
  LDRS 802: Organizational Systems, Change and Leadership 3  
  LDRS 807: Leadership in Teams and Collaborative Environments 3 Online
  POLS 856: Advanced Research Methods – or –
LDRS 600: Seminar: Research Methods
3 Online/on-campus (Fall)
   LDRS 811: Organizational Intervention Strategies
(LDRS 801 and 810 are pre-requisites)
3  
Cognates (6 credits)

select two of the following    
  LDRS 600: Seminar in Organizational Leadership 3  
  LDRS 640: Principles of Civic Leadership 3  
  LDRS 650: Principles of Organizational Leadership 3  
  LDRS 670: Leadership and Personal Development 3  
  LDRS 812: Advanced Leadership Theories 3  
  LDRS 818: Ethical Leadership 3  
  LDRS 870: Readings in Organizational Leadership 3  
  IDS 805: Global Challenges: 21st Century Promises and Perils 3  
  MGT 611: Human Resource Management      3  
  MGT 614: Training and Development 3  
  COMM 606: Conflict Management through Communication 3  
  COMM 611: Organizational Culture and Climate 3  
  COMM 613: Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques 3  
  COMM 614: Organizational Coaching and Mentoring Communication 3  
  SOC 665: Social Entrepreneurship 3  
  SOC 670: Grant Proposal Development  3  
  SOC 679: Community Theory and Development 3  
  PSY 845: Experimental Methods 3  
  PSY 846: Program Evaluation 3  
  GSCI 625: Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3  
Project or Internship
(3 hours)
     
  LDRS 890: Internship in Organizational Leadership -or-
LDRS 895: Research Projects in Organizational Leadership
3  
TOTAL       30