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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MS in Leadership and Negotiation, graduates will:

  • Understanding of Concepts, Practices, Theories: Articulate and demonstrate an understanding of core leadership and negotiation models, theories, and practices as they relate to intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational levels
  • Analysis: Exhibit the capacity to assess a situation and recognize verbal, behavioral and structural indicators of problems, decipher the interests and needs of different stakeholders in any given setting, which sets the stage for appropriate leadership and negotiating actions
  • Application of Practices: Demonstrate the ability to set realistic and achievable goals and objectives, utilize appropriate leadership and/or negotiating processes and skills to fit the current challenge, develop a strategic plan of action with acceptable contingencies for various possible occurrences
  • Research: Investigate and accurately assess the benefits and barriers associated with any given goal or objective; including formal preparation before meeting with various stakeholders and making the necessary adjustments on an ongoing basis as new information is uncovered during the process
  • Problem-Solving: Display the aptitude to accurately assess the gaps between expectations and reality on an ongoing, iterative basis, and develop creative ideas that address difficult and challenging dilemmas
  • Communications Skills: Develop proficiency in, and understand the limitations of, all forms of communications; i.e., verbal, nonverbal, virtual, etc... to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ethics and Standards: Demonstrate capability to use ethical standards to support value-based decisions and behavior within a rapidly changing interconnected global environment
  • Reflective Global Perspective: Become aware of, and gain respect for, cultural norms and behavioral expectations during all phases of the leadership and negotiating process. Possess the ability to convey sincere interest in multi- cultural pluralism and a willingness to adapt leadership and negotiations accordingly