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APSU offers new online master's in strategic leadership

Todays rapidly changing professional environment demands increasingly more of its leadersgreater adaptability, advanced analytical and problem-solving abilities and strong communication skills, including those using the newest technologies.

This falltaking leadership development and education to a higher levelAustin Peay State University will offer an online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership, in conjunction with the Regents Online Degree Program.
Today's rapidly changing professional environment demands increasingly more of its leadersgreater adaptability, advanced analytical and problem-solving abilities and strong communication skills, including those using the newest technologies.

This falltaking leadership development and education to a higher levelAustin Peay State University will offer an online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership, in conjunction with the Regents Online Degree Program.

Dr. Becky Starnes, assistant professor, School of Technology and Public Management, has been named coordinator and student adviser for the new online master's degree.

Designed for full-time professionals who want to gain an advantage for promotional opportunities, the online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership takes college to the studentsat home, at work, on the road, at the library or on vacation. Anytime of day or night, including weekends, students can “attend class.” Students can register online, purchase books online and go to the library online.

The degree consists of 33 hours of interdisciplinary coursework in the areas of leadership, communication, strategic planning and assessment, organizational structure, and research and data analysis.

Both affordable and flexible, the program is designed for working adults who generally are not served by traditional methods. Offered completely online and available 24-7, this unique program is taught by professors who are best suited to help students develop the skills necessary to excel in their career field, regardless of what it is.

According to APSU President Sherry Hoppe, this new master's degree also supports the mission of Austin Peay's Institute for Global Security Studies, established a year ago to provide “bundled” knowledge and training related to international security studies. Leadership training and development are key components of the IGSS.

Hoppe said, “Like our new online Master of Arts in Military History, the online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership offers another flexible way for civilians and soldiers to earn a graduate degree designed to enhance their upward career mobility and enrich their leadership skills.”

For information about courses in the Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership program, go to http://www.apsu.edu/apfc/mps.htm.

For general information or to register, contact Starnes by telephone at (931) 221-1443 or by e-mail at starnesb@apsu.edu. — Dennie B. Burke