Is a graduate program in leadership feasible?

Bill Sakkab


The graduate program in Leadership Studies is a two-year program. Students who complete the program earn a MA in Leadership Studies and another discipline as chosen by the student. The curriculum is composed of four core courses that include the following: History, Process and Theories of Leadership, Ethics and Leadership, Leadership in Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Leadership for the Future: Revolutionary Changes. Students continue their course work in various contexts of leadership, competencies of leadership, and specialty courses related to their chosen discipline. All students must take three integrative courses: Senior Thesis/Research Project, Case Studies/Simulations in Leadership and Seminar in Leadership Behavior. All courses within the graduate curriculum integrate five themes in design and content: moral imagination and judgement, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, multi-cultural perspectives and service to others.