Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Program Requirements
- Comply with the general requirements concerning graduate study at the master’s degree level.
- Enroll in graduate study at Rider for no fewer than two academic semesters or the equivalent thereof.
- Complete at least 36–39 credits of graduate study.
- Complete a Guided Field Experience unless admitted with a year of full-time work.
- Successfully pass a written comprehensive examination.
- Maintain a GPA of “B” (3.0) or better for work submitted for the master’s degree.
- Complete the program within six years of the date the student enrolled in his/her first course unless an extension is approved by the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling.
Group I - Core Courses - Required
|LEAD 500||Introduction to Organizational Leadership||3|
|LEAD 510||Organizational Communication||3|
|LEAD 530||Individual and Group Processes in Organizations||3|
|LEAD 540||Strategic and Financial Decision-Making in Organizations||3|
|LEAD 550||Organizational Research||3|
|LEAD 560||Legal and Ethnical Issues in Organizations||3|
|LEAD 570||Guided Field Experience in Organizational Leadership 1||3|
|LEAD 598||Project Seminar in Leadership||3|
Group II - Concentration Courses
Students will be expected to meet the requirements for any one of the four concentrations outlined below.
Developing People and Organizations
Program Goal: Prepare graduates to be strategic professionals who work effectively through others, particularly in the area of organization and human development. This concentration helps students to understand broad organizational concepts that apply to private and non-profit sectors. Students build conceptual understanding and explore connections to applied settings.
|Facilitating Culture and Process Change in Organizations|
|Forms of Diversity in Organizations|
|Media and Technology in Organizations|
|Developing The Human Side of Organizations|
|Program Design for Training and Development in Organizations|
|Conflict and Crisis Resolution in Organizations|
|Team Effectiveness and Creativity in Organizations|
Leadership in Higher Education
Program Goal: Prepare graduates for a variety of institutional roles in higher education, with emphasis on developing leadership skills for organizational change.
|EDUC 525||Introduction to Higher Education Administration||3|
|EDUC 530||Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education||3|
|EDUC 535||Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education||3|
|EDUC 540||Planning, Budgeting and Program Evaluation in Higher Education||3|
Leadership in Counseling-Related Services
Program Goal: Prepare graduates with knowledge of mental health issues in order to increase their effectiveness as leaders and change agents in the organizations that serve consumers with mental health needs.
|COUN 508||Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling||3|
|COUN 530||Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy||3|
|Substance Abuse Counseling|
|Multicultural Counseling and Relationship Development|
Leadership in Information Technology
Program Goal: Prepare graduates with skills and abilities needed to lead organizational change and understand how information technology can be used to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
|PMBA 8210||Information Technology Management||3|
|Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining|
|Selected Topics in CIS (Project Management)|
|Selected Topics in CIS (Globalization and Telecommunication)|
Group III - Elective
Students will choose one elective course with advisor approval. Students may choose from a variety of graduate courses in business and education as well as organizational leadership.