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8144
Master of Arts
Online
No
Graduate
Florida Tech Online
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8144 Degree Awarded: Master of Arts
Age Restriction: N Admission status: Graduate
Delivery Mode(s): Online Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is a 33-credit online professional program that integrates the science of leadership with the professional development of leadership skills and competencies to develop outstanding organizational and community leaders. This interdisciplinary program incorporates lessons from the public and private sectors and across industries to develop students' leadership competencies that can be applied in both their professional and personal lives.

Evidence-based. The program provides students with foundational knowledge of leadership theories and research, based on classic and current leadership literature.

Practical. Individual and group projects teach students how to apply this knowledge to their current situation and the real world.

Interrelated. Leadership in organizations involves a complex system that includes the leader, followers, the organization and the environment. The courses in this program are designed to build upon one another to enable students to integrate and synthesize information across the complex leadership system and ultimately create new solutions to novel problems.

The program is ideally suited for working professionals, current managers and leaders who wish to enhance their leadership skills and improve their career prospects. Students will learn leadership skills they can immediately apply in their current role, as well as develop skills to reach the next level. The program can be completed in two years by taking one course at a time, throughout the program. With courses offered in an online format in an accelerated 8-week term, this program renders advanced education more accessible for working professionals.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the master's program in organizational leadership must have a bachelor's degree. Applicants should submit 2 letters of recommendation, a current resume, a statement of intent and transcripts from all universities attended. The admissions process also considers cumulative undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) grade point averages, as well as professional work experience.

Degree Requirements

A master's degree is conferred on students who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 33 semester credit hours of credit hours, as specified below.

Curriculum
  • PSY 5117 Foundations of Leadership
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces theories of leadership, research and approaches for developing leaders. Teaches basic leadership theories such as trait, behavioral, contingency, transformational, participative and dyadic leadership. Provides opportunities to link the materials from class to experiences at work through self-discovery and reflection. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida tech Online
  • PSY 5118 Organizational Science: Theory and Application
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces major topics in organizational behavior. Includes organizational theory, job satisfaction, pro-social and counterproductive work behaviors, approaches to motivation, and the design and implementation of motivational strategies for effective individual and group performance. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5119 Analytics and Research in Organizational Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces basic and advanced research methods used in organizational science research. Includes development of critical skills to plan for, read, interpret and evaluate empirical organizational science research. Focuses on the application of research methods to the workplace and management decision-making.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5124 Leading Diverse Teams
    Credit Hours: 3

    Brings together theories of group and team development and team leadership to identify effective interventions and processes for leading diverse teams in the workplace. Analyzes critical antecedents to, barriers of, interventions for, and consequences of effective leadership in diverse, multicultural, multidisciplinary and/or virtual work teams. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5310 Ethics in Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on ethical issues and dilemmas leaders face in organizations. Examines various ethical theories and provides opportunity for students to apply theories to ethical dilemmas through case study analysis, reading and discussion.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5311 Talent Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Reviews key components of effective talent management programs. Includes workforce planning, recruitment, competencies and talent acquisition, onboarding, performance management, talent development and succession planning. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5312 Leadership in a Global Context
    Credit Hours: 3

    Discusses current literature and provides skills necessary to lead organizations in international settings and overcome the challenges of distance, complexity and culture. Requires students to develop competencies that result in improved self-awareness, flexibility and confidence when working with international stakeholders.  

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5313 Negotiation and Conflict Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces students to different types of conflict and the skills needed to manage conflict situations. Discusses types of negotiation and associated strategies and tactics. Also covers crisis management and intercultural conflict and negotiation. Encourages students to develop and practice skills for conflict management and negotiation. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5314 High Impact Communication
    Credit Hours: 3

    Facilitates the understanding and development of verbal and written communication for organizational leaders. Includes communication strategy development, language, electronic communication, social media, written reports, presentations, emotional intelligence, effective meetings and external communication. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5497 Organizational Change and Change Leadership
    Credit Hours: 3

    Discusses and integrates theories of leadership, organizational culture and organizational change to identify effective processes for leading change in organizations. Includes analysis of forces that drive change and barriers to change and approaches for effective personal and organizational change. 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • PSY 5500 Organizational Leadership: Strategy and Execution
    Credit Hours: 3

    Integrates and synthesizes leadership theories, practices and concepts. Presents key components of the transformational leadership model. Teaches the leadership processes and techniques used to train leaders by reading the literature, analyzing case studies and preparing a personal leadership development plan. 

    Prerequisite:

    PSY 5497 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Total Credits Required: 33