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With an M.S. in Leadership & Administration from Boston College

Choose one of five specializations: Corporate Communications & Marketing, Executive Leadership & Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Project Management, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Specializations

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exciting, relevant, and in-demand options

Corporate Communications & Marketing

About the Program

Whether you are interested in managing the public relations division of a growing non-profit, working as a project manager for a large corporation or government entity, or marketing your own services or products, our courses are designed to match your interests and industry needs. With a strong core designed around management principles you will be prepared to handle the challenges of this highly competitive and creative field. 

REQUIRED COURSES:

ADGR 8006 Communication in a Global Work Environment
ADGR 8045 Public Relations & Crisis Communications 
ADGR 8120 Marketing Analytics 
ADGR 8200 Social Influence

At a Glance

How many courses?

10 courses—six core courses and four electives

Flexible.

Designed as a full- or part-time course of study, the M.S. in Leadership and Administration is tailored to professionals looking to advance. We offer evening, online, weekend, and hybrid (online and on campus) courses, allowing you to continue working while in the program.

Executive Leadership & Organizational Development

About the Program

The Executive Leadership and Organizational Development specialization at Boston College develops a new generation of agile and ethical stewards of high performing and sustainable organizations. Through coursework with the Jesuit principles as the foundation, students will learn the benefit of self-reflection and contemplation to inform the design and execution of business strategy in complex organizations. The Executive leadership and organizational specialization focuses on business alignment, change agility, managing shifting demands, and inspiring a culture of advocacy and engagement. 

REQUIRED COURSES:

ADGR 8010 Leader as Change Agent
ADGR 8015 Business Strategy 
ADGR 8030 Talent Management
ADGR 8046 Organization Theory & Design

At a Glance

How many courses?

10 courses—six core courses and four electives

Flexible.

Designed as a full- or part-time course of study, the M.S. in Executive Leadership and Organizational Development is tailored to professionals looking to advance. We offer evening, online, weekend, and hybrid (online and on campus) courses, allowing you to continue working while in the program.

Human Resources Management

About the Program

Organizations are increasingly looking to their Human Resource function as a strategic partner in evolving their business strategy and responding to changing workforce needs. To be a trusted and impactful human resources practitioner today you need to have the knowledge and skills to enable strategic change and reshape workforce practices. The Human Resources Management specialization at Boston College, utilizing Jesuit principles as its foundation, helps you gain the competencies needed to guide and influence leaders in building healthy and sustainable organizations; create practices to attract, develop and engage talent to meet the organizations needs; and lead with confidence, objectivity, and credibility.

REQUIRED COURSES:

ADGR 8030 Talent Management                                 
ADGR 8053 Employment and Labor Law
ADGR 8055 Human Resource Development
ADGR 8090 Workforce Planning 

At a Glance

How many courses?

10 courses—six core courses and four electives

Flexible.

Designed as a full- or part-time course of study, the M.S. in Human Resource Management is tailored to professionals looking to advance. We offer evening, online, weekend, and hybrid (online and on campus) courses, allowing you to continue working while in the program.

Project Management

About the Program

The Project Management sector is projected to grow by 6 million jobs in the United States by 2020 and by an even greater number internationally. The critical skills and perspectives required by today's project managers continue to evolve and expand as projects become increasingly complex and time more constrained. The Project Management specialization is designed to provide the adaptive management and problem solving skills you need to succeed in this exciting field.  You will learn how to effectively plan projects, and manage and mitigate risk while maintaining high standards of quality.  The program will also further develop your team management skills and expand strategies and perspectives on how to balance the competing demands of various stakeholders involved in a project.  With a curriculum grounded in the Ignatian tradition, you will learn how to approach professional decisions with discernment and ethical sensitivity.  Graduates will go on to apply their versatile skill set within a wide variety of professional domains - including information technology, healthcare management, cybersecurity and more.

REQUIRED COURSES:

ADGR 8110 Agile Methodologies 
ADGR 8130 Risk Management/Quality Management
ADGR 8201  Applied Techniques: Software & Reportings
ADGR 8203 Stakeholder Management and Procurement

At a Glance

How many courses?

10 courses—six core courses and four electives

Flexible.

Designed as a full- or part-time course of study, the M.S. in Project Management is tailored to professionals looking to advance. We offer evening, online, weekend, and hybrid (online and on campus) courses, allowing you to continue working while in the program.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

About the Program

Now more than ever, there is rapid, increasing demand for diversity officers and professionals with specific experience and certification in DEI. Further, the field of DEI is experiencing significant growth due to nation-wide efforts demanding social justice, with a growth rate of 113% in the past five years.

The concentration in DEI aims to offer courses that help organizational managers, directors and leaders prepare themselves and their offices for enduring, long-term solutions that advance equity for all.

REQUIRED COURSES:

Fundamentals/Foundations of DEI
Bias in the Workplace
Building Inclusive Organizational Cultures
Implementing Successful DEI Strategies
 

At a Glance

How many courses?

Four

Flexible.

Designed as a full- or part-time course of study, the M.S. in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is tailored to professionals looking to advance. We offer evening, online, weekend, and hybrid (online and on campus) courses, allowing you to continue working while in the program.