Why Study Strategic Leadership
The Strategic Leadership program is a professionally oriented program that responds to the dynamic needs of students working in or preparing for rapidly changing professional environments and expectations. In this program of interdisciplinary graduate studies, students make connections between various professional fields and traditional social science disciplines. The fully online nature of the program appeals to students in many professions and locations.
This program will appeal to students interested in learning to solve organizational problems and effectively lead teams. Professionals most frequently served by the Strategic Leadership program include, but are not limited to, individuals working in or aspiring to work in corporations, small businesses, information technology, mass media, government, non-profit organizations, social services, health care, and education.
In order to best serve the needs of our students, APSU offers the Strategic Leadership program in a fully online format. Students enjoy small class sizes and opportunities to stack graduate certificates into their degree without any additional coursework. Graduate certificates are available to highlight specific, narrow, skillsets for students on their transcripts and resumes. Certificate topics include: Community and Organizational Leadership, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace, Grant Writing, Leading Organizational Change, and Project Management. Opportunities for faculty-student collaboration on research projects is available via independent study.
Students with an undergraduate degree from any discipline are invited to apply for admission. Students interested in learning more about organizational strategy, conflict management, team leadership, practical research methods for leaders, professional communication skills, diversity in the workplace organizational ethics, power dynamics, and leadership theory will be well-prepared to complete the program.
Leadership faculty have decades of real-world experience to draw on as they create and deliver course content. All full-time and part-time faculty members have completed terminal degrees in related fields.
What will I Learn
- Evaluate the competitive discipline of strategic thinking by developing and implementing strategic plans.
- Apply organizational leadership knowledge and skills by documenting examples of the effects of real world organizational strategies.
- Interpret phenomena within a cultural context.
- Increase confidence in ability to meet leadership challenges at work.