The Degree Completion Programs allows you to finish your degree at your own pace.
Features of the program include a supportive academic environment and courses offered in blended format, including online, evening, and weekend courses.
Students may earn credit for prior work/life experience and take up to two courses that will count towards a Master’s degree.
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Degree Completion Program: Leadership Studies
Cabrini’s Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies adds value to any career or field.
The Leadership Studies Degree Completion Program helps adult learners reach the following program‑learning outcomes:
The leadership studies major is a degree-completion program, designed to meet the education needs of working adults.
Admission is open to those who have experiences in business or community-based work settings, and who want to complete their degree in the evenings and/or weekends. This new degree completion program will result in a BA in Leadership Studies, and can be completed in 18 months for students that possess an Associate of Arts degree.
Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that can be applied to any field or career path. Students will also be able to double‑count two courses for this undergraduate degree and for the Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) degree. They will also have a guaranteed acceptance into the MSL program if they start within two years of their undergraduate graduation and graduate with a 2.5 GPA.
RequirementsThis 36 credit-hour program consists of 30 credit hours in the leadership studies major and six credit-hours in core requirements. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise noted.
Choose one of the following:
Total credits for the major: 30
Additional Core Requirements (assuming an Associate’s Degree)
Total credits taken at Cabrini would be 51–55.
Course DescriptionsENG 234 Writing for Leadership Writing for Leadership is a writing-intensive course “Values” course designed for students of all majors. In this course, students will study a variety of modes of professional communication—including leadership statements, mission statements, email, performance reviews, and SWOT analyses—to communicate in ways that are complementary to both organizational mission and leadership style. Applying contemporary case studies, students will learn how to communicate with a variety of stakeholders, relay important information, address conflict, evaluate employees, and articulate important plans and projects from multiple organizational positions. 3 credits
BUS 164 Leadership Development This course is for the business or non-business major who is concerned with a most important skill in the workplace today: the ability to effectively lead or supervise people at work. Students learn and practice skills in exercises and with case studies. Team/group leadership is emphasized along with one-on-one supervisory skills. Topics include group dynamics, motivation, communication, decision making, and leadership styles. 3 credits
LEAD 101 Foundations of Leadership Students are introduced to theories and models of leadership which emerged during the 20th century and continue to evolve today with an added focus on cross-cultural leadership. Offered fall. 3 credits
LEAD 201/PSY 201 Metacognition Students will be introduced to metacognitive theories and practice, including multiple self‑assessments. Students will learn that self-awareness is closely tied to learning, leadership, and personal success and achievement. Offered spring. 3 credits
LEAD 202 Global Leadership Students focus on thinking globally, understanding intercultural communication and how ethics, philosophical, historical and contemporary movements affect intercultural understanding. Main topics include the study of leaders throughout time who have had both a positive and negative global impact stretching from Nobel Peace Prize winners to dictators. Offered spring. 3 credits
LEAD 213/SOW 213/PSY 213 Students experience small group interaction with an emphasis on developing skills in group participation, leadership, problem-solving, and decision making. Offered fall. 3 credits
LEAD 301 Leadership Internship The internship is designed to help students integrate what they have learned in their studies of leadership with experiences in government, corporation, educational, nonprofit, or other settings. The internship provides the means to help students translate theory into practice. The internship requirement is generally completed during the second semester of junior year or first semester of senior year. Offered fall, spring. 3 credits
LDR Communication Skills for Leaders Integrating concepts and techniques from organizational behavior, information technology, interpersonal and group processes and linguistics, this course stresses how to influence others effectively through persuasion, negotiation and collaboration. Emphasis is placed on being an effective listener and translator of ideas and opinions. 3 credits
LDR 580 Leader’s Tools and Technology The first part of the course focuses on state-of-the-art information technology applications for analyzing, planning, communicating and problem solving. Emphasis is on “hands-on” practice and experience. The next segment of the course focuses on building a vision for leadership within the Information Age organization where information technology and systems play a strategic role. Topics include management information systems (MIS), network technologies, project management and strategic planning, knowledge management and the learning organization, and the latest internet/intranet applications. 3 credits