Jan. 30, 2013: Concordia College announced today the introduction of a new accelerated master of science program in business leadership, the second master's degree program for the college.
"Our goal is to build upon Concordia's first-class undergraduate business program and to provide students an advanced and diverse set of business leadership skills, an ethical foundation, and strategic global understanding," said Professor Philip Rothman, Concordia's business program chair.
"Classes will be taught by highly skilled and experienced business professionals who will provide valuable insight and real-world perspective critical for success in today's highly competitive and dynamic business world."
The MS in business leadership program will teach students the leadership, management, problem-solving, communication, staff-development, and entrepreneurial skills needed to become successful and ethical business leaders.
"This program fits perfectly with the mission of Concordia College to educate our students to become morally and socially responsible in all areas of work and life," said Sherry Fraser, dean of the college.
The MS in business leadership is an accelerated 51-credit program. Up to 18 credits may be waived based on prior satisfactory completion of courses in marketing, management, accounting, economics, and statistics, making the master's degree program completion possible in one year.
Students will work individually and in groups on an array of challenging projects to apply traditional and emerging business leadership concepts. Executives, management professionals, seasoned instructors, and business mentors will provide insight and share experiences from the corner office. The curriculum culminates with the completion of a research project or business plan presented to a panel of faculty members and experienced business executives for critical evaluation.
Designed for flexibility, the curriculum features both in-class and online coursework. Each term is eight weeks long, with classes conducted on campus Friday evenings and/or Saturdays. In-class sessions are conducted five times per term, with all additional coursework done online.
Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2013 term. For more information, visit www.concordia-ny.edu or contact
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