Distance Education and NonTraditional Programs

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 (21 hours)
  • Leadership Theory (Choose 2)
    • PRST 6500 Foundations of Leadership
    • LDSP 6000 Current Issues and Cases in Leadership
    • ELPA 6560 Small Group Leadership
  • Research/Data Analysis (Choose 1)
    • PRST 6770 Computer-Based Decision Modeling
    • PRST 6600 Statistical Analysis
  • Organizational Structure and Change (Choose 1)
    • PRST 6310 Leadership in Organization
    • PRST 6800 Organizational Skills and Development
  • Communication (Choose 2)
    • COMM 6110 Leadership and Communication
    • JOUR 6450 Public Relations Management
    • PRST 6700 Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Strategic Planning and Assessment (Choose 1)
    • 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.
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