- Build your strategic leadership competencies
- Lead your organization to greater effectiveness and success
- Develop your philosophy of leadership
- Learn methods to analyze and think strategically
- Negotiation ● Entrepreneurship ● Coaching
Core Courses (All Required) 39 Semester Credit Hours
Course No. Title
- MIS 6110 - Management Information Systems
- LED 5531 - Leadership Theories and Concepts
- LED 5541 - Leader and the Leadership Process
- LED 5545 - Leadership in Organizations
- BUS 5581 - Coaching and Mentoring
- ORG 6130 - Organizational Behavior
- ENT 6431 - Entrepreneurship
- HRM 6180 - Human Resource Management
- LED 6851 - Conflict Resolution
- LED 6900 - Negotiation/Deal Making
- LED 6910 - Team & Group Dynamics
- LED 6920 - Change Management
- BUS 6190 - Strategic Management Capstone
The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Degree program prepares students to become professional leaders or administrators in their own career paths or business organizations. This program provides the process for students to develop their philosophy of leadership, the methods to analyze and think strategically and the opportunity to master concepts and techniques related to organizational leadership.
The applicant should meet the following requirements in order to be admitted to the Master's Program: An applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. While a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Management is preferred, a bachelor's degree in another field may be accepted if the Admissions Committee indicates that the applicant has the foundation needed to succeed in the program.
- 39 credit hours completed
- Minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
- Minimum grade of a "B" in all required courses
- Capstone Project
MAXIMUM TRANSFER CREDIT 9 credit hours
THE MASTER'S CAPSTONE PROJECT
As part of a student's curriculum in the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership program, the final course will include a Capstone Project. This project will require each student to consult with a company of their choice in order to evaluate a current corporate strategy and to develop a plan to improve the organization's competitive position. The Capstone Project may be presented as a traditional research paper, report or as an innovative document, so long as it appropriately represents in a thoughtful and meaningful way, the summation of the student's work at California Miramar University. Specific requirements for this project will vary by faculty member. The Capstone Project may take up to four weeks beyond the end of the final course to be completed.
A successful Capstone Project will integrate the student's management and organizational knowledge acquired over a course of study at CMU. The main objective is to develop a deep understanding of a question of interest and find a solution using the intellectual tools and knowledge developed in the Masters program and through the student's own personal experience.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A CAPSTONE PROJECT AND A THESIS
Students who complete a Capstone Project will experience similarities to writing a Master's thesis. CMU's Capstone Project is supervised by faculty members, and it includes substantial written reports involving research design, execution, writing and production. However, the aim of the Capstone Project and a thesis are significantly different. The connotation of a "thesis" is academic, while "project" suggests action as well as study. While a thesis might be based entirely on library resources, a Capstone Project involves both library and field research activity.
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