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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Executive Leadership and Organizational Development

What makes a great leader? How do you develop a great organization? The specialization in executive leadership and organizational development provides you with the skills to handle the complex challenges of leading and developing organizations in an increasingly globalized environment. Our coursework equips you with a greater understanding of the ways that interpersonal, cultural, systemic, and international issues affect the practice of business. 

Courses: 4 (can be completed in as little as 8 months)

 

REQUIRED COURSES:

ADGR 7746 Organization Theory & Design
ADGR 7744 Leadership: Theory and Practice in Organizations
ADGR 8010 Leader as Change Agent
ADGR 0000 Business Strategy

 

   

Required Courses:

ADGR 7735 Communication in a Global Work Environment
ADGR 7744 Imaging: Brands, Personality and Persuasive Communication
   

Elective Courses (select two of the following):

ADGR 7701 Strategic Communication
ADGR 7702 Mobilizing Information for Change
ADGR 7705   Law and Social Responsibility
ADGR 7707 Conflict Resolution: Negotiation Skills
ADGR 7709  New Technologies: The Future Today
ADGR 7710 Solving Information Problems: Wide Bandwidth Thinking
ADGR 7712   The New Professional: Making Room for Morality in Corporate America
ADGR 7716 Managing Life's Transitions: Facilitating Growth
ADGR 7719  Maximizing Intellectual Capital
ADGR 7722  High Performers: New Market Leaders
ADGR 7724 New Organizer: Consultant/ Power Broker
ADGR 7725 Navigating Organizational Politics
ADGR 7730 Innovative Practices: Leading in Turbulent Times
ADGR 7731 Overcoming Gender and Generational Barriers in the Workplace
ADGR 7736 Accounting Information and Statement Analysis
ADGR 7739 Public and Non-Profit Accounting
ADGR 7740 Behavioral Economics: Emerging Perspectives
ADGR 7745 Critical Thinking
ADGR 7746 Continuous Org. Improvement: A Dynamic Psychosocial Perspective
ADGR 7747 Lives in Motion: Increasing Personal Effectiveness
ADGR 7753 Employment Law
ADGR 7775     Amer. Corp./ Global Business: The World in an Age of Terror & Econ. Crisis
ADGR 7778 Emerging Environmental Issues
ADGR 7783 Sustainability: Survival Science

 

Required Courses:

ADGR 7735 Communication in a Global Work Environment
ADGR 7744 Imaging: Brands, Personality and Persuasive Communication
   

Elective Courses (select two of the following):

ADGR 7701 Strategic Communication
ADGR 7702 Mobilizing Information for Change
ADGR 7705   Law and Social Responsibility
ADGR 7707 Conflict Resolution: Negotiation Skills
ADGR 7709  New Technologies: The Future Today
ADGR 7710 Solving Information Problems: Wide Bandwidth Thinking
ADGR 7712   The New Professional: Making Room for Morality in Corporate America
ADGR 7716 Managing Life's Transitions: Facilitating Growth
ADGR 7719  Maximizing Intellectual Capital
ADGR 7722  High Performers: New Market Leaders
ADGR 7724 New Organizer: Consultant/ Power Broker
ADGR 7725 Navigating Organizational Politics
ADGR 7730 Innovative Practices: Leading in Turbulent Times
ADGR 7731 Overcoming Gender and Generational Barriers in the Workplace
ADGR 7736 Accounting Information and Statement Analysis
ADGR 7739 Public and Non-Profit Accounting
ADGR 7740 Behavioral Economics: Emerging Perspectives
ADGR 7745 Critical Thinking
ADGR 7746 Continuous Org. Improvement: A Dynamic Psychosocial Perspective
ADGR 7747 Lives in Motion: Increasing Personal Effectiveness
ADGR 7753 Employment Law
ADGR 7775     Amer. Corp./ Global Business: The World in an Age of Terror & Econ. Crisis
ADGR 7778 Emerging Environmental Issues
ADGR 7783 Sustainability: Survival Science

How to Apply

Below are the official admissions requirements for this program:

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)**
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume (optional)
  • Application fee ($45 check or money order payable to Boston College - Please do not send cash)

*Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Application Deadlines

Applications for Professional Studies Certificates are accepted on a rolling basis. 

The estimated total tuition for this program is $9,000.

Tuition for Woods College programs is assessed by course. Please see Boston College Tuitions and Fees for more details.

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