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What defines a good leader? What can you do to transform yourself into an effective leader of change? Our Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Organizational Leadership will help you answer those very questions and prepare you to be an effective, influential leader.
No matter which concentration you select, the MPS degree is designed to enhance career opportunities and enable students to develop foundations in ethical leadership, communication, research and management.
Note: Depending on your work experience, you may receive up to nine life-learning credits toward your master’s degree.
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Concentrations in this Major
Central Penn’s Financial Analysis concentration is designed for professionals who wish to advance in their career as a leader in the financial field. The program will expose students to a broad application of financial theory, practice and principles, including organizational financial analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital and long-term financial structure. This concentration will enhance students’ expertise in advanced budgeting and allocation techniques, investment cash flow design and risk management.
Central Penn College’s Healthcare Management concentration is designed for professionals who wish to advance in their career as a leader in the healthcare field. The program will expose students to a broad application of healthcare management theory, practice and principles. This concentration will enhance students’ expertise in healthcare risk management, care delivery and reimbursement, and change leadership in a healthcare setting.
The Organizational Development concentration prepares professionals to attain advanced leadership positions in their field. This program examines organizations through the lens of both psychological and sociological theory infusing the classroom with a dynamic, hands-on approach to problem solving in today’s business world. This concentration conveys a wide range of concepts, practices and principles regarding organizational systems, performance assessments, structural effectiveness and organizational design. Each course focuses on real-world skills and projects relevant to the students’ professions.
Perspectives of Ethics and Leadership
Dimensions of Leadership
Applied Research for Professionals
Principles of Supervision
Employment Law for Managers
Budgeting and Finance for Managers
Capstone in Professional Studies
Applied Research Capstone in Professional Studies
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Careers you can pursue
- Upper-Level Manager
- Organizational Development Specialist
- Management Analyst
- Financial Advisor/Consultant
- Risk Analyst
- Corporate Financial Leader
- Business Owner
You will succeed if you are...
- Leadership experience or ability
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Good Communicator
- Lifelong Learner
90.5% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2021-22. It should be noted that 97.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.