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Program Information

In the MSLD program, you'll take several core classes in leadership, organizational performance and ethics, but you'll also be able to delve into an emphasis that will help you meet your own career goals and aspirations. To complete the degree, you'll take a total of 36 hours of coursework, including 24 hours in core classes, and 12 hours in your concentration.

Core
(24 credit hours)

  • MSLD 242: Living, Learning & Leading in the 21st Century (3 hours)
  • MSLD 243: Moral Leadership (3 hours)
  • MSLD 244: Leadership Development (3 hours)
  • MSLD 245 Organizational Savvy and Communication (3 hours)
  • MSLD 246: Business Acumen and Strategy (3 hours)
  • MSLD 247: Global and Team Leadership (3 hours)
  • MSLD 248: Organizational Development and Leading Change (3 hours)
  • MSLD 291: Capstone Seminar (3 hours)

Human Resource Development Emphasis
(12 credit hours)

  • MSLD 262: Human Resource Development (3 hours)
  • MSLD 263: Performance Consulting (3 hours)
  • MSLD 264: Designing and Delivering Learning (3 hours)
  • Elective (3 hours)

Human Resource Management Emphasis
(12 credit hours)

  • MSLD 272: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • MSLD 262: Human Resource Development (3 hours)
  • MSLD 273: Total Rewards, Staffing, and Performance Management (3 hours)
  • MSLD 274: Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Employment Law (3 hours)

Higher Education Emphasis
(12 credit hours)

  • MSLD 282: Foundations of American Higher Education (3 hours)
  • MSLD 283: The College Student (3 hours)
  • MSLD 284: Seminar in Student Personnel Services (3 hours)
  • Elective (3 hours)

Multidisciplinary Emphasis
(12 credit hours)

Students who prefer a more customized and flexible program sequence may opt for the multidisciplinary emphasis.  This emphasis includes four elective courses selected from other MSLD courses in HRM, HRD or Higher Education or approved courses from other Drake University graduate programs in business administration, public administration, communications, counseling, or education. 

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