Program in Leadership South University

Program in Leadership South University

Novi, MI
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MS in Leadership degree program at South University, Novi

The Master of Science in Leadership degree program at South University, Novi enables experienced professionals to enhance their careers to prepare for careers in management. It focuses on the skills critical for successfully leading organizations including communication, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork skills.

Students gain knowledge of best practices for decision making and management in the global business environment. They also develop the ability to create the production, process, and planning strategies necessary for organizational success.

As a result, students graduate fully-equipped to succeed in leadership positions at public, private, and non-profit organizations.

MS in Leadership degree program curriculum

The 48-credit MS in Leadership degree program consists of 12 credits of foundation courses in personal leadership, 32 credits of core courses in organizational leadership, and four credits for a capstone course.

Foundation courses include "Organizational Behavior and Communication;" "Leadership, Organization Theory, and Change"; and "Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics."

Core courses include "Team Building and Group Dynamics," "Emotional Intelligence and Leadership," and "Coaching and Professional Development."

"Strategic Human Resource Management," "Organizational Development and Change Management," and "International Leadership" are also core courses. Additional core courses are "Strategic Negotiations" and "International Negotiations."

MS in Leadership courses are also offered online and at the following campus locations:

- Columbia, SC

- Montgomery, AL

- Virginia Beach, VA

Capstone course

The capstone course, "Strategic Leadership and Implementation," allows students to explore and implement leadership methods in an organization or division of an organization. As a result, students gain an in-depth understanding of how general managers integrate strategy and leadership in the market economy.

MS in Leadership degree program - Outcomes

Students develop proficiency in six areas vital to successful leadership. For example, they demonstrate awareness of how cultures, ethics, individuals, psychological principles, and society affect organizational leaders. They also demonstrate the ability to use leadership and teamwork skills to influence organizations and individuals and access and use relevant information to accomplish goals.

Additionally, they are able to use communication skills to influence others and critical thinking to evaluate data and use it to identify and solve problems. They also gain an in-depth understanding of individuals and groups while taking a holistic approach to organizational leadership.

Financial assistance at South University, Novi

Students in the MS in Leadership degree program may qualify for scholarships, federal and private loans, and institutional financing plans.

Prominent faculty members

Faculty members for the MS in Leadership degree program are accomplished practitioners, researchers, and teachers who support students in becoming successful business leaders.

Dan Novak, PhD, who coordinates and teaches in the program, has a PhD degree in organizational leadership and an MBA degree. He has authored book chapters and articles about leading virtual teams, organization-customer interface, and servant leadership.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Novak worked for 31 years at IBM in entrepreneurial, international, leadership, and sales positions. He has also consulted in several business areas including innovation, leadership breakthrough, organizational diagnosis, and organizational strategy.

Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

The College of Business at South University, Novi

The College of Business at South University, Novi provides focused learning and personalized attention in a supportive environment.

It offers undergraduate degree programs in the areas of business administration, healthcare management, and information technology. In addition to the MS in Leadership degree program, it has MBA and MBA in Healthcare Administration degree programs.

South University, Novi

South University, Novi is one of 15 campuses in the South University network. It offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs through the College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences.

The campus is located in Novi, Michigan in the Midwestern region of the United States. It offers students many resources including computer labs, interactive classrooms, and a library.

Novi, Michigan

One of Michigan's fastest growing cities, Novi is home to several businesses in the healthcare, transportation and logistics, and research and development industries.

The city and surrounding communities offer a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational options.

South University

Established in 1899, South University offers academic programs that cultivate students' intellectual, professional, and social development. The university's goal is to provide student-centered education that meets the needs of a diverse student body.

To this end, it offers more than 70 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs. It also delivers programs on-campus at multiple locations throughout the country, online, and in blended formats.

Additionally, the university provides essential resources such as academic counseling, career services, counseling services, disability services, and student activities and organizations.

Campus locations

In addition to the Novi campus, South University has campuses in Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbia, South Carolina; Dallas, Texas; and Fort Worth, Texas. The university also has campuses in High Point, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; and Richmond, Virginia. Additional campuses are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia (its main campus); Tampa, Florida; and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: South University, 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31406-4805 ©2014 South University. The email address is

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Program in Leadership

South University

41555 Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377
United States

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