2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Creative Leadership, BPS


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Contact:

Associate Dean: 

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University College, associate teaching professor, Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 315-443-5753, rywillia@syr.edu

Administrative Director:

Michele L. Mooney, Academic Program Administrator, University College, 315-443-1317, mlmooney@syr.edu

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Description:

The Bachelor of Professional Studies Creative Leadership degree can be a powerful differentiator for those individuals who are in leadership roles or seeking them.  The Creative Leadership program incorporates courses in leadership, communication, change management, negotiation, conflict resolution, global leadership, organizational leadership and other selected course topics.  Through this combination of study, students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge of multiple theories while mastering leadership strategies and techniques.  Graduates ability to demonstrate they can adapt quickly to today’s ever-evolving workplace and meet desired organizational outcomes in virtual and face-to-face environments differentiates them from the pack.

Admission:

BPS students must declare a program of study by the time they have reached junior standing, in a meeting with a University College Academic Advisor.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Explain the importance of professional relationships and networking

2. Analyze possible causes for conflict in professional situations and propose creative scenarios for resolution

3. Apply knowledge gained in program to systematically problem solve

4. Develop tasks and work processes for desired organizational outcomes

Requirements


Courses (required and elective): 120 credits - divided into 4 segments:


  • Liberal Studies Core 30-37 credits
  • Professional Competencies Core 30 credits
  • Concentration Program of Study 30 credits
  • Electives 23-30 credits

Liberal Studies Core - 30-37 credits


(Mandatory for both programs of study.)

The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign Language or Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-12 credits)


Foreign Language:


Complete Language Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Quantitative Skills:


Complete Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Humanities (Choose 6 credits)


Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Social Science (Choose 6 credits)


Any course listed in the Social Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Natural Science (Choose 3-4 credits)


Any course listed in the Natural Sciences Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues (Choose 3 Credits)


Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement


Professional Competencies Core - (30 credits)


The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.

Major Requirements: Creative Leadership (30 credits)


Note:


The degree is administered by University College. Each student should consult with their UC Academic Advisor to structure a plan for degree completion.

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