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Organizational Leadership Concentration

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Concentration Description

The Organizational Leadership concentration helps students understand organization design and dynamics and learn strategies to manage the performance of employees and the organization as a whole. It will help them understand and enhance their own leadership potential and lead and manage change in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to tthe broad management skills and current practices gained from the degree program, students will:

  • Enhance their ability to lead within an organization
  • Be able to apply strategies used to develop employees
  • Gain an understanding of organizational design and dynamics
  • Understand and be able to apply a variety of practical tools used in organization development
  • Acquire strategies to help organizations better adapt to new technologies, markets and challenges


Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in business, non-profit and government organizations.

Management career opportunities include jobs in:

  • Organization development
  • Consulting
  • Training and development


Required Courses
Project Management Concepts and Practices
MMG 710 3 credit(s)
In this course, students will learn how to use the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in order to successfully manage system development projects. System development project failures are generally failures of management, not failures of technology. Good management, along with an understanding of the appropriate use of technology, is therefore essential. Students will learn, in particular, how to apply the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in today's dynamic, digital business environment, where projects must be brought to completion under increasingly compressed timeframes and where decisions must be made under conditions of uncertainty.
Human Resource Management
MMG 740 3 credit(s)
Changes in the social and legal environment, and the workforce, make it increasingly difficult for organizations to manage relations with employees. The Human Resources Manager needs to be able to formulate organization-wide human resource policies which result in competitive strategy, efficiency and effectiveness, and which are consistent with the organization’s culture and environment. The interests of many stakeholders have to be reflected in such policies — employees, unions, communities and government. The course helps students identify and understand Human Resources Management issues, develop skills in diagnosing situations, discuss effective approaches to problems and assess the comparative effects of immediate action and long-term policies.
Organization Development and Change Management
MMG 755 3 credit(s)
Prerequisitie: MMG512. The theory and practice of organization development are introduced. Skills are developed in identifying how organizational systems operate together, including organization culture, leadership, structure, human resources, rewards, and technology. Students learn how to make effective change through dealing with an organization as a whole. Strategies are developed to help organizations adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges, including the rate of change itself. Case studies and simulations are used throughout the class work.