Influence is a key skill whether you are an individual contributor or aspiring leader. Few degree programs focus on the role of influencing people; effective leaders master the art of influence. Curry College's major in Leadership focuses on influence. Leadership is the most important skill employers want to see on a candidate's resume according to Job Outlook 2015, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current career or chart a new direction for yourself by preparing for supervisory management and administrative leadership positions.
The leadership major is an interdisciplinary major combining theory and real-world practice through action-learning projects.
The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.
To model the real world organizational practice of using technology in daily communication, many courses are delivered in a hybrid or online format. Hybrid courses combine face-to-face and online learning: some may alternate weeks meeting in-class, and others may meet weekly for a shorter period of time. Regardless of the format, you will discover that hybrid learning brings more flexibility to your academic schedule, while providing you the opportunity to personally meet your faculty and peers to strengthen your academic, social and professional networks.
Curry has no application fee, and you can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.
Core Leadership Courses:
|LDR 2000||Discovering the Leader in You||3|
|LDR 2100||The Tools of Leadership||3|
|BUS 3510||Leadership in a Global Environment||3|
|LDR 2300||Leading Virtual Teams||3|
|LDR 2400||Ethical Leadership||3|
|LDR 2500||Leading Change||3|
|COM 2180||Leadership Communications||3|
|LDR 3000||Strategic Leadership||3|
|LDR 3100||Action Learning Project I||3|
|LDR 3200||Action Learning Project II||3|
Support Courses (Choose 4 from the list below):
|AC 2100||Technology for Leaders||3|
|COM 2112||Conflict Management||3|
|COM 2230||Writing for Communications||3|
|COM 3050||Crisis Communications||3|
|BUS 2510||Organizational Systems & Processes||3|
|BUS 2500||Human Resource Management||3|
|PSY 2800||Social Psychology||3|
The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies classes meet just once a week for 8 or 15 weeks. Our evening and weekend schedule, coupled with our in-class, online, and blended learning formats, provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by attending classes 1 evening or Saturday per week.
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load. How? By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis. You may also consider taking a combination of our 8-week and 15-week classes.
Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever. Continuing Education students can take 9 or more credits per semester and reduce your per-credit cost to just $375/credit. Talk to your Advisor for complete Tuition Assistance Award details. Award eligibility and availability of courses is not guaranteed.