College Degrees

MS Leadership-Innovation & Technology

A master of science in leadership is a graduate degree program designed to create management-ready leaders. A specialization in innovation and technology provides critical thinking applications for today’s fast-paced industries. As technology propels the business world into the 21st century, there is a need for specialists that can oversee the processes that come along with technological implementation. Complicated procedures like systems installation and database creation, along with simpler tasks like email server change and network updates all require effective management in order for the rest of business to stay seamless. To fulfill this need, there are innovation and technology specialists. These MS holders go on to work in a variety of IT positions.

These leadership roles most commonly include overseeing the work of others, but in many cases managers are well-read on the subject at hand, if not completely capable of performing the project themselves. The role of a leadership innovation and technology specialist is not to do the job alone, however; it’s to organize it in a way that is most efficient in terms of energy output, cost, and labor. Healthcare, engineering, hospitality, and corporate businesses all need specialists to fill these roles. Thought the context of the techniques learned in this grad program change from industry to industry, the primary responsibility of managing people, processes, and projects remains largely the same.

Example Courses

  • Building Organizational Culture
  • Developing and Communicating Solutions
  • Innovation and Technology

Potential Industries

  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Walden University
  • Purdue University College of Technology
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

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