College Degrees

MS Leadership-Self-Designed

A master of science degree in leadership is a graduate program built for professionals that want to become practiced and savvy leaders in the workplace. This upper-level program is designed for working adults that have an interest in exploring career advancement opportunities, as well as recent bachelor degree grads seeking additional credentials. There are a variety of options to specialize in with this degree, and some programs offer a self-designed approach. In this kind of curriculum, master degree leadership students carve out the best match for themselves. They can consider options like human resources, innovation and technology, project management and more.

In the nonprofit sector, this kind of master degree may be used to seek work as a project or charity manager, overseeing fundraising efforts and board participation. Other opportunities may lie in the public government sector, working in community centers or groups, filling managerial administrative roles, and working as coordinators for local, state and federal organizations. In addition to nonprofits and governmental bodies, a self-designed leadership master of science degree may also be used in everyday corporate jobs. In these roles, leaders oversee a number of different responsibilities, typically dependent on their specialty focus. Human resource majors traditionally end up in HR coordination and director roles, while IT specialists tend to stay with technological project management.

Example Courses

  • Leadership for Managers
  • Cultural Conflict Resolution
  • The Ethical Leader

Potential Industries

  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Government
  • Corporate Business

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Walden University
  • Northeastern University College of Professional Studies
  • Colorado State University Global Campus

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