MS in Management: Leadership

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The Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program at Kaplan University focuses on effective and transformational leadership styles. You can learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program at Kaplan University allows students to study different leadership styles and methods in terms of their effectiveness, total system change strategies, and intervention methods aimed at improving organizational design. Students have the opportunity to gain skills in coaching and mentoring within organizations in order to effectively lead individuals and teams. They can also learn about the four 'I's of transformational leadership: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. The program offers coursework in management theories, managing ongoing change, motivation and leadership for high-performance teams, and strategic human resource management. Coursework also includes strategic financial analysis, consulting skills, business communication skills, and an applied research capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program should be interested in managing and leading organizations and businesses. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program consists of 56 credits. The program requires 40 major credits and 16 specialization credits.

Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Leadership Requirements

  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management Theories and Practices I
  • Management Theories and Practices II
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Research Project

Leadership Course Requirements

  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • Organization Diagnosis and Design
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Transformational Leadership

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program, you could seek employment in a wide range of industries, including private companies, organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. You could pursue positions such as:

  • General manager
  • Operations manager
  • Human resource manager

Advanced Degrees

You may also use the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Leadership program at Kaplan University to help you prepare for doctoral studies. Earning a Ph.D. in management or leadership-related fields could provide you with further knowledge and skills that may provide additional career options. Below are some doctoral degrees you may wish to pursue:

  • Ph.D. in Management Science
  • Ph.D. in Global Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Leadership and Change
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership