Arthur P. Thomas, Associate Dean/Professor of Practice, School of Information Studies, 315-443-3840, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele L. Mooney, Academic Program Administrator, University College, 315-443-1317, email@example.com
The Creative Leadership program develops 4 areas of competency by choosing from courses in several schools and colleges. Course descriptions can be found in sections for the following schools and colleges: Falk College (health and wellness); Information Studies; Management (entrepreneurship, strategic human resources); Maxwell School (anthropology, public affairs, sociology); and Visual and Performing Arts (communication and rhetorical studies, design). Understand the importance of professional relationships, networking and how to establish and manage a local and global workforce. Recognize the difficulty and conflict in professionals situations, analyze possible causes, and propose creative scenarios for resolution. Problem-solve, manage collaborative diverse teams. Develop tasks and work processes for desired organizational outcomes, ability to work face-to-face or virtually.
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
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
No more than three courses (9 credits) may be taken in the School of Management.
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.
Writing (Choose 6 credits)
Foreign Language or Quantitative Skills (Choose 6-12 credits)
Complete Language Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.
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.
Professional Competencies Core - 30 credits
(Mandatory for both programs of study.)
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. It draws upon courses from several schools and colleges: Arts and Sciences (philosophy, public affairs, sociology, and writing), Information Studies, Management, (accounting, finance, marketing, strategic human resources), and Visual and Performing Arts (communication and rhetorical studies). 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.
Ethics and Critical Thinking: (Choose 3 credits)
Communication: (Choose 9 credits)
Role of Technology (3 credits)
Relationship Management: (Choose 6 credits)
Business Processes: (Choose 3 credits)
Program/Project/Process Management: (6 Credits - Both Required)
Program of Study Requirements: Creative Leadership (30 credits)
Communication/Problem-Solving (Choose 6 credits)
Creativity/Design - Thinking (Choose 6 credits)
Leadership (Choose 9 credits)
Relationship/Workforce Management (Choose 6 credits)
The degree is administered by University College with the involvement of other schools and colleges within Syracuse University. Each student should consult with their UC Academic Advisor to structure a plan for degree completion.