Master of Science in Leadership Development
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Curriculum

This is a 30-credit hour program that can be completed in less than two years.  Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and follow a format of 3 non-consecutive weekends, often Friday night and Saturday.  Some of the courses may be taken online.  

Option 1: Concentration in LEADERSHIP

The focus of this concentration is to strengthen the leader’s ability to obtain results through others. You will gain knowledge on topics such as personality, influencing others, engagement, and intercultural relations. You should select this option if you are interested in becoming a stronger, more inspiring, and more innovative leader.

All listed courses are 3-credit courses

MSLD 201: Understanding Self and Others
MSLD 202: Leadership in Organizations
MSLD 203: Organizational Politics and Influence
MSLD 204: Ethics and Leadership
MSLD 205: Global Leadership
MSLD 206: Analyzing & Communicating with Data
MSLD 207: Inspiring and Involving Others
MSLD 208: Leading Change
MSLD 209: Innovation and Future Thinking
MSLD 210: Capstone Experience

Option 2: Concentration in TALENT DEVELOPMENT (TD)

Available on campus only.  Talent development professionals must help others reach their full potential. If you select this concentration, you will combine critical leadership courses and four courses specifically related to the field of Talent Development. You will gain skills in learning technologies, instructional design, facilitation, and performance consulting.

All listed courses are 3-credit courses

MSLD 201: Understanding Self and Others
MSLD 202: Leadership in Organizations
MSLD 204: Ethics and Leadership
MSLD 206: Analyzing & Communicating with Data

Choose one of the following two course: 

MSLD 211: Organizational Learning
MSLD 212: Learning and Technology
MSLD 213: Performance Consulting
MSLD 214: Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Learning
MSLD 210: Capstone Experience

Education News
October 27, 2017
Professor Robert Stensrud was awarded the Collier Baker Endowed Professorship, a four-year award that carries a stipend and research fund, by the Drake Board of Trustees on Oct. 7. 
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