MS in Innovative Leadership Overview
Innovation. Visioning. Creative thinking and decision making. The ability to lead strategic change. Collaboration. Communication. Ethical practice. Problem solving. Implementation. These are cornerstones of 21st century leadership, the capabilities organizations seek as they meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse cultural and economic environment.
Who Should Apply
Grand View’s Master of Science in Innovative Leadership is designed for those in business, education and nursing who want to remain involved in the disciplines they love – or pursue new career options -- while contributing to their organizations at a broader level through enhanced insights and abilities. If you’re motivated to help lead positive change in an organization while enhancing your own career, Innovative Leadership is for you. It was developed in collaboration with more than 30 central Iowa employers and professional organizations, with the intent of developing forward-looking skills in key employees who can help organizations grow and prosper.
The MS in Innovative Leadership is an interdisciplinary degree with a common core of courses that focus on key skills applicable to all kinds of organizations. In your first year, you’ll be in classes with nurses, teachers and other students from a wide variety of backgrounds in business, not-for-profit organizations, the military and government. In your second year of study, you’ll take courses specific to the track you’ve selected – business, education or nursing.
The Grand View faculty who lead your classes are experts in their fields, engaged in teaching, research and practice. So you’ll experience the personal satisfaction and creative insights that come from active engagement with both students and faculty who have experience in multiple organizations, positions and sectors. You’ll develop a rich perspective on common organizational challenges that are more similar than different.
Classes for the MS in Innovative Leadership are offered one night per week and selected Saturdays. You’ll join a cohort of students in the Fall term and progress through the program with your group. Target completion time for the program is approximately 23 months, although some students may finish in less time -- or slightly more.
All classes are held on Grand View’s two campuses, so you’ll take advantage of the personal attention and energetic student-faculty interaction that have always been hallmarks of a Grand View education.