International Enterprise Leadership

Last updated - January, 2013

Delivery Method:
On campus/hybrid (some courses available only through the Virtual College)

Program Description:

The Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program consists of three major parts: a 10-hour core, an 18-hour concentration, and a culminating experience. The three-hour culminating experience will be a project. The project will be developed and carried out under the direction of the student's faculty advisor. The student's faculty advisory committee will be involved in the approval and evaluation of the student's project. The student will be expected to share their project with the advisory committee, who in turn will evaluate it according to a standardized rubric which addresses the expected learned outcomes below.

Expected Learner Outcomes:

Liberal studies
– critical thinking skills, use of knowledge, analytical skills, and moral reasoning skills
Advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in international finance, economics, business, marketing, and organizational leadership.
Introductory research skills – development of techniques and skills for acquiring and using knowledge.
Written communication skills – development of written communication skills

Employment/Career preparation: this concentration prepares students for potential employment opportunities of the 21st century which may not yet have been considered which develop advanced business knowledge and skills centered around a liberal studies core. Entrepreneurial careers involving business and leadership are envisioned.

Specific Concentration Admission Requirements:

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 undergraduate credit hours. Each applicant must explain in the personal statement his or her aspiration to provide leadership in an international enterprise. Undergraduate leveling courses may be required on a case by case basis.


  • IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (1 Credit Hour)
  • IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 804 Information Literacy (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECFI 644 International Economics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECFI 645 International Finance (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 650 Principles of Organizational Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 606 International Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 606 International Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 611 Organizational Culture and Climate (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 820 Project in Liberal or Professional Studies (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 31 Credit Hours

Culminating Experience:

Each student will complete a project of appropriate size and scope which reflects the international enterprise spirit of the concentration and share the project to the advisory committee. Projects will be evaluated using a standard program rubric.

Program Advisor/Contact:

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School,(785) 628-5578 for more information. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.

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