School of Strategic Leadership Studies by U1b327wW


 Brainstormby yourself the first words that
 come to mind to describe the ways in
 which a Ph.D. differs from a Masters level

 Introductions
 Software   & Computing (Jen Rau & Grant
 The insiders guide to Courses (Nick Rau)
 SLSS Student Handbook and The Grad
  School (Susan Murphy & Emily Benner)
 Building Community at SSLS (Geary Cox)

   MyMadison
    • Many uses
    • The Graduate School is building more capabilities for grad students
   Correspondence from SSLS and The Graduate School
    through JMU student email only.
   Blackboard (and on the iPad or other tablets).
   General Computing:
   Accessing the library
   JMU official Wireless using your laptop or iPad or
    smartphone for library access or watching movies.
   SPSS—Available to employees for free or can be bought
 IRB– Institutional Review Board
 The institutional review board or IRB is an
 independent, administrative body established
 to protect the rights and welfare of human
 research subjects.

 Mandatory training for persons planning to
 conduct research involving human subjects
 Qualtrics – Survey research suite.
 “Easy enough for an intern” and it’s
  FREE, to boot!
 Eventually you will conduct research and
  use surveys to gather data.

  • Talk to Emily, upperclass students, & JMU MBAs
 Psychology     Stats Courses
  • Grad Psych – Pass intro exam or take class
  • Speak with Professors
 LEAD   courses
  • Register yourself!
 Variable   credit courses

                                                                                   Ph.D. Curriculum in
                                                                                   Strategic Leadership
Advanced Coursework

                                                                                 LEAD 900 – 12 hours

                                                                            Advanced Leadership Dynamics:
                                                                                 LEAD 890 – 6 hours

                                                             Strategic                                        Advocacy and
                                                            Management:                                       Volunteerism:
                                                          MBA 690 – 3 hours                                 LEAD 710 - 3 hours


                                                                              Postsecondary Education Studies

                         Policy Development and              Innovation, Entrepreneurship                   Proseminar in                           Research Practicum in
                        Analysis in Postsecondary            and Economic Development:                Postsecondary Education:                      Postsecondary Studies:
                      Education: LEAD 780 – 3 hours              LEAD 782 - 3 hours                     LEAD 785 – 3 hours                           LEAD 800 – 3 hours

                                                                                         Introduction to            Business & Organizational Foundations – 15 hours (+ MBA 690 above)
                      Research Methodology & Evaluation – 12 hours                     Leadership Studies             Required Courses          Electives – Pick 3 from the MBA curriculum**
                                                                                           and Ethics:
Foundation Courses

                                                                                      LEAD 600 – 3 hours                 Managerial
                            Multivariate Statistics:                                                                      Finance:                              Suggested
                                 PSYC 608                                                                                MBA 630                                courses
                                                                                                                                                                include but are
                                                                                                                                                                not limited to:
                                                                                                                                                                MBA 601
                      Research and          Measurement   Public Policy &                                              Accounting for
                                                                                                                                                                MBA 644
                       Inferential            Theory:     Accountability:                                            Decision-Making &
                       Statistics:           PSYC 606       PSYC 770                                                      Control:
                       PSYC 605                                                                                         MBA 620 *
                                                                                                                                            **You may substitute one advanced statistics course
                                                                                                                    * Pre-requisite:        for an MBA elective with advisor permission.
                                                                                                                    Undergrad. Accounting


 Part of the Capstone course (LEAD 890 3-6 credits)
 4 major areas of study
   1. Leadership theories and research as well as the role
     of leadership in strategic change
  2. Statistical analysis literacy with respect to study
     design, analysis, as well as assessment strategies
  3. General knowledge of business practices as applied
     to case analysis
  4. Concentration areas themes as designated by your
 Work  to develop study guide with instructor
  and other students

    LEAD 890: Advanced Leadership Dynamics


Synthesis of                     Written Case
 Previous                           Study

New Readings                        Written
 Org. Change                       Qualifying

1.    Following the guidelines for your program, register for the appropriate course.
2.    Choose a graduate faculty member to act as the chair of your committee then form
      the rest of your committee under the guidance of your chosen committee chair and
      among approved graduate faculty.
3.    Submit the Committee Approval form to The Graduate School within two weeks of
4.    After your research is completed and you are ready to begin writing, refer to the style
      guide used by your academic unit and The Graduate School formatting requirements
      (Format Manual).
5.    Prepare a rough draft of your document.
6.    Consult with your committee for approval of the content of your document.
7.    Attend a formatting workshop scheduled in the semester that you plan to complete
      your document.
8.    Arrange for The Director of Student Support to review the format of your rough draft.
      Review may be conducted in person at The Graduate School office or via email with
      the Director of Student Support.
9.    Make any necessary changes in content or format.
10.   Obtain signatures on approval pages, signed in black ink on each copy.
11.   Submit original signed copies of approval pages to The Graduate School.
12.   Submit your document(s) to JMU libraries electronically.
13.   For Dissertations, submit one copy electronically to ProQuest.
2   Key Policy Reminders
  1. Continuous enrollment (except summer,
     otherwise placeholder course GRAD 597 & $50)
  2. YOU must apply to graduate.

 Note. Two most frequently mentioned areas
 students claim they “did not know about.”

 Brainstorm as many questions as you can
  for our student panel. In other words,
  what information haven’t you heard yet
   today, but were excited to ask about?


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