Quinnipiac University

MS in Organizational Leadership Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the Organizational Leadership program and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

Student Outcomes:

Upon completion of the MS in Organizational Leadership students will demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication Skills for Leading Individuals and Teams: Students will demonstrate capabilities with respect to effective communication with varied organizational stakeholders. Additionally, students will develop the ability to analyze group dynamics and practical skills for building and leading effective teams.

Self Awareness, Growth and Complex Adaptive Leadership: Students will exhibit an understanding of mechanisms/tools to maintain an ongoing awareness of personal characteristics, how these impact interactions with others and how to re-evaluate these regularly toward continuous improvement as leaders. Students will understand the array of nonmarket forces, including political leaders, NGOs and societal trends, that can have a significant impact on the opportunities and risks faced by business leaders. Students also will be able to evaluate and understand organizational design issues, organizational learning issues and motivation issues toward becoming effective leaders of diverse organizations.

Digital Literacy and Interpreting Data to Improve Performance: Students will be exposed to analytical tools applicable to the leadership function in reviewing and enhancing organizational and individual performance. Students will build awareness of the breadth, depth and velocity of the digital era transformation and its multifaceted impact on organizations.

Ethics, Negotiation and Strategic Decision Making: Students will demonstrate understandings of the formulation of strategy and implications for its implementation within diverse organizations. Students will recognize choices in ethical contexts and effectively use frameworks to make decisions as leaders that are ethical. And, students will acquire knowledge to craft a negotiation strategy that aligns to ethical and mutually beneficial outcomes in professional and personal negotiations.