Master of Science in Leadership, With An Emphasis
In Human Resource Management
A Degree Combining the Resources of the
Ken Blanchard College of Business (at Grand Canyon University)
and the Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.
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AccreditationGrand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Ken Blanchard College of Business holds additional accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
About the Master of Science in Leadership Degree
The Master of Science in Leadership with an emphasis in Human Resource Management is a fully accredited graduate degree program whose goal is to provide students with the applied cognitive and behavioral skill sets necessary to become effective HR leaders.
This graduate degree program is unique in several respects:
Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Awarded by the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University (GCU). GCU was founded in 1949 and enrolls approximately 16,000 students on campus and online.
√ Total Credits Required:
Total credits required for graduation: 42
Thirty three (33) credits must be earned from the Ken Blanchard College of Business and nine (9) credits from programs offered by IAML. You may be able to transfer credits to meet some of these degree requirements, but a minimum of 24 credits must be earned from the Ken Blanchard College of Business and 9 from IAML.
√ Previous IAML Participants:
Previous participants in IAML’s public seminars may be able to apply those seminars to meet some of the degree requirements as follows:
You may be eligible to earn up to 9 hours of credit, thereby satisfying all of the IAML course requirements. Please contact IAML at (949) 760-1700 to discuss your specific situation.
√ Program/Course Costs:
The current regular Ken Blanchard College of Business tuition is $485 per credit hour, which is highly competitive with other graduate programs nationwide.
You may be eligible for a 20% discount on all future IAML courses that you take as part of this degree. IAML and GCU may enter into other tuition agreements with employers. Please call IAML for details.
IAML course prices vary by course, with 4½ day programs worth 3 credits, and 2½ day programs worth 1.5 credits toward this degree.
The credit hour fees and total cost for this degree are substantially lower than many other graduate programs available nationwide.
Please check with your employer, as they may reimburse all or a portion of your tuition and other costs, and IAML/Ken Blanchard College of Business has arrangements with some employers resulting in even lower fees.
Please contact IAML for information on student loan programs.
√ Start Months for Enrollment:
For Ken Blanchard College of Business courses, start dates are September, October, January, March, May and July. Each session is eight weeks in length and courses (Blanchard online) start and end within this time frame. IAML courses are held at various locations and times throughout the year.
√ Admission Requirements for MSL (with an emphasis in Human Resource Management):
Accredited Undergraduate Degree with an acceptable grade point average (usually 2.8, but subject to Ken Blanchard College of Business discretion). No GRE's or other entrance examinations are required.
Prospective students are encouraged to call IAML to discuss any questions they may have. Please call (949) 760-1700 or email us at email@example.com. In addition, the Ken Blanchard College of Business has dedicated counselors who specialize in working with IAML's clients and this program.
√ Other Grand Canyon University Degree Programs:
GCU offers other professionally-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs. These degrees include an Executive MBA (featuring three retreats with Ken Blanchard and other business leaders), an online MBA, doctoral programs, and numerous Master's degrees in Education and other specializations. Please call IAML to learn more about these degrees, and about special IAML discounts which may be available.
√ What might I expect in a typical online, eight week course session?:
√ IAML Seminars:
IAML seminars are either 2½ days (1.5 credits) or 4½ days (3 credits). These seminars are offered at attractive locations from coast-to-coast on a year-round basis. Schedules for each seminar vary. Contact IAML for our current plans.
Program CurriculumThe total credits required for the Master of Science in Leadership (with an emphasis in Human Resource Management) is 42 credit hours. Typically, the degree requires: A combination of 33 credits from Ken Blanchard College of Business “online” courses, and 9 credits earned from IAML “live” seminars, workshops and conferences. Participants in past IAML programs may apply to use those courses to satisfy some or all of the IAML credit requirement portions of the degree.
Getting StartedKen Blanchard College of Business/Grand Canyon University has special counselors dedicated to providing top-notch services to IAML clients. Please contact IAML to set-up an informal telephone counseling session to review your academic background, transfer credits and assist with any questions you have in “getting started.”
If you have questions, call IAML at (949) 760-1700 and ask for Bob Lee, IAML’s Executive Director, to find out how you can get started on the road to your degree.
Our Commitment to QualityThis innovative graduate degree program incorporates the talents and resources of two of the most prominent and recognizable names in professional education and training – Ken Blanchard and the Institute for Applied Management & Law. The MSL (with and emphasis in Human Resource Management) program is designed to enable career-oriented, employed adults to pursue an accredited, prestigious graduate degree through a combination of online and “live” courses, all at an affordable cost. Our commitment to quality education is reflected in our combined track records, and in the design of this degree program.
The Ken Blanchard College of Business and IAML are proud to offer you this unique opportunity to “learn the latest from the brightest,” and to further your career.
Entrepreneurial SpiritThe Ken Blanchard College of Business believes that an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ is the engine required to drive innovation and achieve competitive advantages in the global marketplace. The Ken Blanchard College of Business focuses much of its curriculum on how leaders can develop and nurture an entrepreneurial spirit within their organizations, regardless of size. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty who have also been real-world entrepreneurs and who are willing to openly share what they have learned from both their successes and failures.
About IAMLOne of the nation's leading providers of practical and current information on employment law and human resource management since 1979, IAML offers Certificate programs in HR Management; Employment Law; Employee Benefits Law; Environmental, Health and Safety Law; and other subjects. Tens of thousands of professionals have relied on IAML for state-of-the-art training. These programs incorporate the best in practical, insightful, and career-relevant information, delivered by a superb faculty of leading employment law attorneys and management professionals. IAML also presents customized in-house training; produces and markets more than 35 DVD titles on employment law topics; and conducts timely AudioProsm Teleconferences. IAML's clients include most of the Fortune 500 companies. IAML is based in Newport Beach, California and offers programs nationwide.
* The 5% discount on tuition expires after the June 29th, 2009 start date.