Leadership Studies Degree Information - Master Degree Review

Published Jan 14, 2007

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The Master of Leadership Studies degree prepares graduates for top management positions in business, government and non-profit organizations. This is a versatile degree that can be tailored to any industry or organization.

A Master of Leadership Studies is a graduate level degree program that provides students with the foundations of leadership theories and styles that are used effectively in business, healthcare, government and non-profit settings. Leadership Studies go beyond management courses and include the skills to navigate organizational change, influence the culture of corporations and carry out strategic plans.

Coursework May Include:

  • Management Decision Making
  • Building and Coaching Teams
  • Effecting Change Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Diversity in Organizations
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Communication Strategies

Skills Acquired

Master of Leadership Studies degree candidates should take coursework that prepares them for complex roles in top management. Students develop 'big picture' thinking to establish overall direction and long range planning for organizations. Leaders must develop excellent communication skills and should take coursework in psychology, finance, human relations and computer science.

Why Earn this Degree?

Good leaders are highly sought in all organizations to guide teams toward success. This degree is applicable in all business and industry settings including education, healthcare, business, arts and cultural organizations. A Master of Leadership degree equips upper level managers with the business knowledge and soft skills necessary in a global economy.

Economic Outlook and Salary Information

Outstanding leaders are always sought after, and openings for top management positions will grow over the next ten years, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov. Average annual salaries for top executives were $77,420 in 2004.

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