MPS – Organizational Leadership

Ready to take your career up a notch? Want to be the leader you know you’re capable of? Our Master’s in Organizational Leadership can catapult you to the next level.

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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.

Concentrations in this Major

Financial Analysis

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.

Organizational Development 

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.

Courses

Perspectives of Ethics and Leadership
Dimensions of Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Leadership Communications
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

Careers in this field include

  • Upper-Level Manager
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Advisor/Consultant
  • Risk Analyst
  • Corporate Financial Leader
  • Business Owner

People who thrive in this field

  • Leadership experience or ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Open-minded
  • Good Communicator
  • Career-focused
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Motivator

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“Our master’s program offers professionals the knowledge, expertise and skills to become effective and ethical leaders in today’s complex and dynamic business world.”

Dr. Hector Ortiz, Director of Graduate Studies

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