Students are required to complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0. Students are also required to develop and complete a narrative transcript.
Planning & Integration
Individualized Areas of Focus
Students design and implement learning strategies for enhancing their understanding and competence development in each of the following aspects of their individualized areas of focus.
Individualized Program Culmination
Students culminate their graduate study through either four supplemental competencies or an integrating project (proposal and final artifact). During graduation review, prior to degree conferral, students complete their narrative transcript.
- Supplementals (Electives)
- Integrating Project
EXPLORING MODES & PROCESSES OF SYSTEMATIC INQUIRY
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to develop the Liberal Learning Skills through exploring modes and processes of systematic inquiry. Students develop researchable questions and use these questions to gather and critically evaluate information and identify appropriate research methodologies. In addition, students practice searching, managing and analyzing information sources and building integrative literature reviews.
UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE SEMINAR
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to develop the Liberal Learning facilities through understanding personal and organizational change. Multiple dimensions and dynamics of change and the roles and responsibilities of professionals as change agents are explored. Special emphasis is placed on analyzing change processes using both linear and systems models and formulating interventions to facilitate productive change in the workplace (profit and nonprofit).
IMPROVING INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to develop the Liberal Learning Skills through improving interpersonal dynamics. Students are introduced to various models for working collaboratively with diverse constituents over multiple contexts. In addition, students are provided opportunities to strengthen their interpersonal relations and communications skills (per context) by learning and practicing strategies and techniques that foster skill development.
EXERCISING EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
This final seminar provides students with an opportunity to develop the Liberal Learning facilities through exercising effective leadership. Major themes of each of the previous seminars are integrated within the concept of effective leadership in a changing world. Key theories and principles relative to the management/leadership continuum are examined as well as the implications of current trends for the future of leadership both in general and within students' personal/professional contexts.