Masters in Strategic Leadership

MBA | Concentration in Strategic Leadership

CalSouthern’s MBA in Strategic Leadership

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

CalSouthern’s Master's Degree (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 online MBA degree 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 86004 Conflict Management Strategies and Resolution

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with the skills and knowledge that managers, leaders, and executives need to successfully predict and resolve conflicts in their organizations and the external environment. Information on alternative dispute resolutions, mediation, arbitration, and conflict assessments are reviewed to demonstrate how proper implementation can lead to increased productivity and reduced costs associated with unresolved conflicts. In addition, resolutions to internal business disputes, such as high employee turnover rates, resolving employee disputes before they lead to litigation, formal grievances, and the design and application of conflict management systems are explored.

Course Concepts
  • Conflict management styles
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Power negotiation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employee turnover
  • Successful teams
  • Unionized environments
  • Disputing systems
  • Prevention and resolution
  • Organizational success
  • Exemplary customer
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Large group processes

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