Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-56
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 22, 2019
Date of Second Reading: September 9, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts - for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Organizational Leadership
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Master of Science in organizational leadership will offer a theoretically and methodologically rigorous approach to study the leadership of public, private, and non-profit organizations. Students will complete coursework addressing organizational dynamics, institutional evolution, strategic change, leading diverse teams, collaborative governance, conflict mediation, critical problem-solving, leadership assessment and advanced methodological and statistical skills. Students will integrate and apply knowledge and skills in one of two culminating experiences: 1) a master’s thesis, or 2) an applied leadership project.