Master of Science in Administration Leadership Concentration

The concentration in Leadership will teach students how to think, act and react like a true leader. Students will increase their ability to think creatively, analyze critically, and manage knowledge effectively. A concentration in leadership will help professionals develop and refine the strategic skills needed to lead and manage an organization. 

​Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, group dynamics, organizational change, management of conflict, negotiation, cultural diversity and communication.

Degree Requirements
36 credits
Core Requirements
18 credits
MSA 600
Foundations of Research Methods in Administration
MSA 601
Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior
MSA 602
Financial Analysis, Planning and Control
MSA 603
Strategic Planning for the Administrator
MSA 604
Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism
MSA 699
Applied Research Project in Administration
Concentration Requirements
3 credits
PSC 785
Strategic Leadership
Concentration Electives
12-15 credits
CED 555
Human Relations Skills
COM 560
Communication and Social/Organizational Change
COM 561
Communication in Conflict Management
COM 665
Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employeee Relations
COM 667
Seminar in Intercultural Communication
ECO 515
Collective Bargaining and Labor Law OR
​MGT 646 Labor Relations Issues ​3
​MGT 649 ​Seminar in Organizational Development ​3
​MSA 501 ​Managing Change with Emotional Intelligence ​3
​MSA 510 ​Global Leadership Perspectives ​3
​MSA 696 ​Special Topics ​3
​PHL 518 ​Professional Ethics ​3
​PSY 531 ​Group Dynamics ​3
​PSY 535 ​Organizational Psychology ​3
Cognate Course
Selected in consultation with the academic advisor
0-3 credits
"The coursework in the Human Resource Administration concentration has provided me the knowledge necessary for my future career." - Boonsiree Prasit, MSA Student
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