Masters in Strategic Leadership

MBA | Master of Business Administration

CalSouthern’s MBA in Strategic Leadership

The business skills to develop a vision; the leadership skills to execute it

CalSouthern’s MBA in strategic leadership is an ideal program for anyone who is currently—or who aspires to be—a corporate leader, whether at the c-level or as the head of a department or division.

While many talented executives have the technical business expertise to make fundamentally sound decisions, it takes a skilled and strategic leader to communicate his or her vision to the organization’s people, secure buy-in and motivate the team to effectively execute the vision.

That’s where CalSouthern’s MBA in strategic leadership comes in. Students will develop a mastery of fundamental business principles in topic areas such as finance, data analysis, marketing and organizational management. But by concentrating their studies in strategic leadership, they can hone invaluable skills in leadership strategies, management communications, human resources and conflict management, among others—all essential for effective leadership in 21st-century business organizations.

At CalSouthern, you’ll work one-on-one with faculty mentors who are not only talented and responsive educators, but who are also skilled and experienced business professionals. Available by phone, email or Skype, they will answer any questions you might have. But even more important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to real-world challenges presented by today’s business world, using current best practices.

With CalSouthern’s MBA in strategic leadership, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills you need not only to make strategically sound business decisions, but to effectively execute your vision through solid executive-level leadership.

Strategic Leadership Courses

SLDR 86002 Effective Human Relations Skills for Leaders

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with the latest workforce developments, global trends, and technologies that influence human relations for effective strategic leadership. Topics of emerging importance, such as expanding coverage of generational differences and changing issues women and men face in today’s workplace environment are explored. In addition, a strategic approach to goal-setting, root causes of negative attitudes, importance of "personal branding" and social media in the job market, emotional intelligence, counseling skills, and positive psychology are all investigated.

Course Concepts
  • Human relations
  • Organizational communications
  • Communication style
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal values
  • Ethical choices
  • Attitudes and motivation
  • Self-disclosure
  • Emotional balance
  • Positive energy
  • Professional presence
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work-related stress
  • Workforce diversity
  • Changing roles
  • Life plan

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