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Management and Leadership Curriculum


"I felt that most of my professors knew me, not just by name, but they took the time to get to know my story."

Sandra Harrison

MSML, 2013

This four-trimester, 36-unit part-time program utilizes concepts from organization theory and the behavioral sciences — such as enhanced self-awareness, group dynamics, organization and work design, and culture. These provide the foundation for the development of advanced knowledge and skills, including improved managerial impact and multicultural competency. Emphasis is placed on the application of these concepts to current issues facing managers, such as increasing influence, conflict management, systems thinking, productivity improvement, and overall organizational performance.

As part of your learning experience, you will create a leadership development plan, receive individual peer coaching, complete a service-leadership project in the community, and undertake an applied consulting project in a client organization.

Integrating Workshops

Three integrative workshops comprise the basis of the curriculum. Each workshop builds upon the previous and will culminate in your final capstone project, in which you incorporate all the concepts mastered in the program. The three integrative workshops include:

  1. Leadership and Self: In this workshop you will gain greater self-awareness and tap into your personal leadership style. You will develop an "individual leadership learning contract" that includes milestones, anticipated growth opportunities and resources needed.
  2. Leadership Through Systems: This course includes an "Education to Community (E2C)" Service Project in the community, in which you will integrate and apply theories, frameworks and learning from across the program and present it as your final capstone project