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Strategic Leadership Concentration

Strategic Leadership

The leadership function is the single greatest contributor to the overall success of any organization. Leadership impacts all areas of operation and requires that a leader be well versed in many areas.

The Strategic Leadership concentration examines various subject areas including leadership theory, research/data analysis, organizational structure and change, communication, and strategic planning and assessment. The program culminates with a professional project which is designed in cooperation with the program director.

Major Core Courses (9 hours)
  • PRST 6100 Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics
  • PRST 6200 Globalization and the Professions
  • PRST 6300 Research Methods

Strategic Leadership Concentration (21 hours)
Seven courses, at least one course from each of the five subject areas.

  • Leadership Theory
    • PRST 6500 Foundations of Leadership
    • LDSP 6000 Current Issues and Cases in Leadership
    • ELPA 6560 Small Group Leadership
  • Research/Data Analysis
    • PRST 6770 Computer-Based Decision Modeling
    • PRST 6600 Statistical Analysis
  • Organizational Structure and Change
    • PRST 6310 Leadership in Organization
    • PRST 6800 Organizational Skills and Development
  • Communication
    • COMM 6110 Leadership and Communication
    • JOUR 6450 Public Relations Management
    • PRST 6700 Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Strategic Planning and Assessment
    • TECH 6105 Project Planning and Scheduling
    • PRST 6040 Human Resources Management

PRST 6998 Professional Project (3 hours)
Taken in final semester; built on work done over entire program.