This program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications, all areas of reform that national groups have touted as important for new organizational, nonprofit and higher education leaders. Students will be instructed in the broader visionary perspectives necessary for effective leadership. The program emphasizes practical applications grounded in sophisticated research skills needed for data-based, innovative decision-making in current and future practice.
The leadership course work encompasses models, theories and processes which are tested through application to situations faced by practicing leaders across multiple types of organizations and sectors. The capstone leadership course requires an externship. In addition to leadership course work, students enroll in clusters of courses centered on research methodology including: measurement; statistics and accountability; business administration; managerial finance and accounting for decision-making and control. Along with program requirements, students can choose from a variety of course electives.