The Master’s in Management (MIM) in Professional Leadership at Converse College is a 30-hour master’s program which provides a comprehensive grounding in professional leadership development with potential for graduates to advance to the EdD in Professional Leadership program. This degree will focus on the application of leadership in a variety of contexts, and is appropriate for individuals in a broad range of professional roles.
Converse’s Master’s Degree in Professional Leadership allows you to balance your career and education while still enjoying a student-focused and personal program of study.
- MIM in Professional Leadership
Classes may be taken on the Converse campus or at our alternate location at the University Center of Greenville (UCG).
After conferring with industry professionals in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, this program is designed to enhance leadership skills for individuals seeking to advance in their careers. The embedded capstone project allows for real world problem solving based at the individual’s work site, providing opportunities for concrete growth and workplace improvement.
The Master’s in Professional Leadership (MIM) at Converse College is designed for working professionals who want to work and learn with a cohort of like-minded individuals from different community contexts: business, healthcare, the arts.
Converse’s MIM in Professional Leadership consists of nine 3-hour classes, plus one 3-hour experiential project/capstone. For each semester, students will attend one in-person class each week in the evening and one online class.
Versatile and competitively priced, built around a cohort model for collegial support, the Converse Master’s in Professional Leadership will enhance credentials in a variety of fields and venues.
You will begin to expand your view of leadership through an examination of multiple contexts while expanding your writing and research skills. Converse’s MIM in Professional Leadership will prepare you to communicate with stakeholders in all leadership roles. Upon completion of the program you will develop time management and quantitative skills and be prepared to move forward as a well-rounded leader in the community.
More reasons to choose Converse:
Convenience: The Master in Management (MIM) in Professional Leadership coursework can be completed over five semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring) of six credit hours per academic semester. Courses are paired in focus each semester, with one course meeting one night a week in-person, and one course available online.
Experienced Faculty: Instruction for the program combines current professionals with broad experience in management alongside full-time faculty in business administration and economics.
Real-World Experience: An integrated capstone allows you to transition theory into practice as you prepare for your next step in management.
Affordable: Our program is competitively priced to allow you to quickly gain a return on your educational investment as you advance professionally.
Converse’s Master in Management in Professional Leadership coursework includes 30 total credit hours of coursework in core and advanced areas.
Your degree path for the MIM in Professional Leadership will begin in the fall of the academic year, five semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring) of six credit hours per academic semester. Courses will be paired in focus each semester, with one course meeting in person one night a week, and one course available online.
Tentative Course Work Sequence
Fall Semester One:
- PLP 700 Leadership Theory & Identification – A basic review of the major theories of leadership, which will include identifying leadership styles in place in current professional context.
- PLP 705 Legacies in Leadership Application – An opportunity to research a prominent leader of the student’s choice and to apply leadership theory analysis to the leader’s accomplishments.
Spring Semester One:
- PLP 720 Current Issues in Leadership Application – Identifying and exploring different leadership issues in a variety of community contexts (industry, health care, education, law enforcement).
- PLP 725 Writing for Business Professionals – Review of the standard structure and etiquette of business writing: e-mails, letters, memos, reports.
- PLP 710 Organizational and Personnel Theory – Basic overview of two useful schools of theory for those in or aspiring to leadership roles.
- PLP 730 Cultural Awareness Application – Similar to Current Issues in Leadership, looking at cultural awareness and its application and uses in a variety of contexts in the larger community.
Fall Semester Two
- PLP 775 Project Management – Preparing students to take on their Capstone project while maintaining optimal performance on the job.
- PLP 745 Introduction to Data Analytics – An overview of how to interpret and then use statistics for on the job decision making and goal setting.
Spring Semester Two:
- PLP 760 Communication, Technology, and Speaking – An overview of presentation skills necessary for presenting projects and new ideas to stakeholders.
- PLP 790 Master’s Capstone – Students undertake a project in their professional context and present to the cohort and external audience on outcome.
For consideration for admission to the Master in Management in Professional Leadership program, applicants must:
- Complete the Converse Graduate Application Form including the $40 application fee.
- Send official transcripts from all college work including completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Send official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Only students with a 2.75 GPA or lower in undergraduate career must provide MAT scores.
- Send two professional letters of recommendation.
For consideration of admission, the applicant should have the following credentials:
- Completed the Converse Graduate online application
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
- Students with a 2.75 GPA or lower in undergraduate career must provide MAT scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- A 250-300 word personal statement
|2020-2021 Tuition||$416/credit hour|
|Term Access Fee||$80 each Fall/Spring term; $50 each Jan/Summer term|
|Late Registration Fee||$50/term|
*Tuition and fees subject to change
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