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2 years
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Broaden workplace related skills in the areas of leadership, project management, organization design, and entrepreneurship
A concentration in Workforce Leadership and Development provides valuable skills for employees at all levels in an organization (manager, team leader, leader, executive) and provides effective techniques to manage change, launch new products, and lead through disrupted technologies.

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Why earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration Workforce Leadership and Development Master's?

The Workforce Leadership and Development concentration emphasizes skill in leadership, project management, organizational design, and entrepreneurship to help students build upon their workplace-related abilities. Students with this skillset will be prepared for management-level positions in organizations looking to improve performance and enhance growth. This concentration provides valuable skills for employees at all organizational levels and provides effective techniques to manage change, launch products, and exemplify leadership through the use of disrupted technologies.

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Marketable Skills
  1. Work independently across two or more disciplines
  2. Teamwork
  3. Function across organizational silos through discipline integration
  4. Synthesize information and results
  5. Write in a professional and coherent manner

Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration Workforce Leadership and Development Master's Highlights

Whether you are a young recent graduate of a bachelor’s program or have been in the workforce for years, you can hone your talents for future employment where broad knowledge, advanced research, and effective communication skills are in high demand.
The program allows you to take classes in person at our Frisco or Denton campuses, or you can choose to complete it 100% online.
Our online master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies is ranked a Top 25 Program in the Nation by
Through UNT’s Interdisciplinary Studies program you will learn to sift through information and produce a body of work that synthesizes multiple perspectives, arriving at a more comprehensive understanding of the important issues.
The interdisciplinary studies program offers students a high degree of flexibility in designing a program of study that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.

Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration Workforce Leadership and Development Master's Courses You Could Take

Technology Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
Study of entrepreneurial concepts, standards, practices, and creative processes adopted by high-performing entrepreneurial enterprises with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Explores knowledge of the business process while integrating theory and technology with real world situations such as identifying market opportunities, funding techniques, risks, change, and barriers of start-up businesses. Create technology-based venture plans to enhance learning and development to meet academic and business and industry needs.
Project Management (3 hrs)
Explores the project life-cycle of defining, planning, executing and delivery. Students learn and apply the processes and methods of project planning, management and evaluation through a simulation activity. The use of technology applications is addressed to improve human performance and manage stakeholders.
Distributed Leadership (3 hrs)
Provides an overview of the primary evolutionary trends in leadership for students to gain an understanding of what leadership is and how it is relevant for today’s workplace. Students delve into the concept of leadership as a collective/social construct rather than an individual construct. Distributed leadership is then introduced to students providing specific perspectives on leadership and leadership development at each of the four different levels of analysis (indivdiual, teams, multiteam systems, organizational).
Organizational Development & Technology Change (3 hrs)
Study of organization development theories, models and practices. Emphasis on learning as an organization development intervention. Examines the role of technology in organization development, learning and the change process. Investigates organizational issues and the need to assess, plan, and manage change to position the organization to function more effectively at the individual, group, and organizational levels through exploration of change interventions.

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