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Daemen College

City: Amherst     State: NY     Country: USA     

Contact: Christina Coyle-Lenz      Email:     

M.S. in Executive Leadership and Change  

Delivery Method: Classroom     

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs     

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School/College (if applicable): Division of Health & Human Services

Program Vision:

Program Mission: Mission Statement The Philosophy of the Executive Leadership and Change Master of Science Program: Effective leaders have an accurate sense of themselves. They model, teach, and advocate the values of authenticity, empowerment, creative and critical thinking. To promote collaboration, trust and community building, they take advantage of diversity of style, experience and culture. Executive leaders understand and facilitate change to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex, fast-paced, global society. Leaders need the skills to create and communicate a positive view of the future, which is in harmony with the values of their organization and the larger community. The role of the leader is to inspire and facilitate this transition to the desired future state. In keeping with Daemen College’s belief that leadership is fundamentally service, the leader’s role is defined to include a sense of civic responsibility and ethical decision making. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides participatory interactive experiences and opportunities for practice and reflection as the primary methods for exploring leadership and change. The Executive Leadership and Change program characterizes leadership development as an ongoing learning process, thus building capacity in the leader, their organizations and in the other team members involved in leading positive change.

Institutional Mission: The mission of Daemen College is to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly diverse and complex world by integrating the intellectual qualities acquired through the liberal arts with the preparation necessary for professional achievement.