Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

The purpose of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree is to enable students to acquire knowledge and develop competencies that will make them effective leaders at any level of an organization.

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree prepares students to become leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through professional development and processes and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. This degree program concentrates heavily on leader-follower interactions, cross-cultural communications, coaching, influencing, and team development, leading organizational changes, strategic thinking, project leadership, and behavioral motivation theories.

Program Breakdown by Course

Terms Type of Competencies Course Number Course Name Semester Credits
First Learn to Learn
HIU 1002

HIU 1002 Mastering eLearning (Non-credit)

This course is non-credit and a prerequisite to starting any degree at HIU. This course helps students to get acquainted with the university and to acquire the essential academic skills related to the online platform and course organization such as online behavior, time management, evaluation process and online ethics that will allow them to enhance their academic integration and success at HIU.

Mastering eLearning
(Prerequisite for Distance Education Programs)
Core Courses (40 credits)
Second Critical Thinking LMS 5002

Leadership Theories and Practices

This course introduces students to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Students will engage in self - reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences to make connections between class work and their leadership roles in their communities. Emphasis is placed on identifying work behaviors aligned with relating to people, thinking styles, and emoti onal intelligence that is necessary to become successful in any organization. It emphasizes career development, cultural fit and interpersonal savvy. Contemporary literature, case studies and work styles assessment will be used to support learning.

Leadership Theories and Practices 3.0
Innovation & Research MBA 5003

Project Management

This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skills and abilities to solve problems, organize and prese nt projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on en trepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and develop ing the leadership of Project Managers.

Project Management in Education 3.0
Third Entrepeneurship MBA 5008

Educational Prospective

This course provides a general outline of the nature of business, including ownership, management, and organization. Bus iness operations such as finance and decision - making controls are emphasized . The legal and regulatory environment in which business operates are examined .

Educational Prospective 3.0
Problem Solving & Desicion Making MBA 5001

Decision Making and Problem Solving

This course examines the decision - making and problem - solving role of the ma nager/facilitator/leader in light of personal, organizational, and societal needs judged by standards of effectiveness and ethic cs . Decision making and problem - solving processes in organizations, utilizing logical and creative problem - solving techniques. A pplication of theory is provided by experiential activities such as small group discussions, case studies, and the use of other managerial decision aids.

Decision Making and Problem Solving 3.0
Fourth Information Literacy MBA 5005

Management Information Systems

This course explores the use of technologies both to build innovative systems to gain competitive advantage and also to optimize operations for competitive advantage, particularly through the use of enterprise systems. The implementation and use of these systems to build strategic partnerships and customer relationships are also discus sed .

Management Information Systems 3.0
Communication & Leadership LMS 6013

Communicating Leadership

This course focuses on today’s effective leaders hip, less on control and more on the strategic use of communication to build relationships and guide behavior. It examines the various ways leaders can communicate more effectively in contemporary organizations.

Communicating Leadership 3.0
Fifth Strategic Thinking MBA 5006

Competitive Intelligence

This course pays fundamental attention to the understanding of CI, its resources and scope. Special attention is given to the identification of the kind of problems that CI can solve, the methods to do i t and the ethical constraints of this discipline. The course has a practical approach, with a particular focus on the utilization of CI resources by any organization.

Competitive Intelligence 3.0
Creativity and innovation MBA 5009

Tools for Business Statistic

This course analyzes statistics as the science o f learning from data to support decision making. The objective of this course is to explore and apply statistical concepts and procedures that are used to collect, analyze, summarize and report data in typical business situations. The main content emphasiz es descriptive and inferential statistics, and hypothesis testing and probability.

Tools for Business Statistics 3.0
Sixth Leadership LMS 5003

Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations

This is a course that combines a step - by - step content to build a business plan with the leadership and ethical practices required to succeed. Effective leadership and time management are requ ired to build an ethical organization that incorporates social responsibility with the community.

Creating and Leading in Effective Organizations 3.0
Leadership LMS 6008

Mentoring and Coaching

This course is designed to support students in the development of basic management coaching and mentoring skill s, and to identify the links between coaching, mentoring and the achievement of business goals. The course also allows understanding of coaching as a multidisciplinary profession that can be undertaken as a career by itself, or to add value to their actual management roles.

Mentoring and Coaching 3.0
Seventh Diversity and Interculturality LMS 6010

Cross - Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation

This course is designed to promote effective leadership competencies for managerial level positions and to enhance interpersonal skills for effective communicati on and productivity. This course explains potential differences in the negotiation styles of counterparts from other cultures. This course will allow students to develop negotiation skills experientially and understand negotiation in useful analytical fram eworks. Considerable emphasis will be placed on negotiation exercises and role - playing in class, followed by group discussion, lecture and individual analysis.

Cross-Cultural Human Relations and Negotiation 3.0
Information Literacy MBA 5007

Human Resources and Knowledge Management

This course prepares Huma n Resources Managers to participate in the organizational knowledge management efforts and facilitate s management of knowledge. The course using case studies of many organizations shows the various aspects of Knowledge Management and how the three aspects, Strategy, T echnology and HRM need to be aligned together to manage knowledge management.

Human Resources and Knowledge Management 3.0
Eighth Leadership LMS 6015

Leadership Capstone

This course provides the students the opportunity to will develop critical thinking, team - building, leadership, and civic literacy to build leadership capacity and professional potential. It offers strategies and skills that are transferable to academic, personal, and professional endeavors. Service - learning may be included . Students will submit an end - of - course portfolio.

Leadership Capstone 4.0



Credential Awarded
Master of Science



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