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    May 25, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog

Leadership, MS

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Program Information

The need for strong organizational leadership skills has never been greater. Adaptive and nimble leadership is required to succeed in our rapidly changing global marketplace. Not only must leaders confidently get work done through others, they must work effectively in a team environment, and make effective, data-based decisions in the face of uncertainty. They must be strategic thinkers able to inspire and motivate others to a shared vision, and also able to quickly pivot and constantly drive innovation as market conditions change. Those who are unable to quickly adjust will be replaced by those with the tools, ability, and strategic mindset to thrive in a complex, uncertain environment. 

This MS Leadership program is designed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to manage and lead others to build high performing organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Leadership program will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply a variety of cutting-edge management and leadership frameworks and tools
  • Build and lead high performing teams
  • Demonstrate adaptive leadership capabilities in dealing with diverse audiences in rapidly changing, complex and chaotic organizational situations
  • Identify and defend which decision-making methods to use in a variety of common scenarios
  • Generate a thoughtful and rigorous self-assessment of team and organizational leadership strengths and areas of development
  • Demonstrate an ability to think, act, and influence strategically
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills to achieve win-win outcomes
  • Integrate leadership and management knowledge, skills, and mindsets into an individualized leadership philosophy and toolkit.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Leadership

The Master of Science in Leadership requires completion of 27 units, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Academic Program - 27 units

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