Low tuition costs put a Christian education within reach of anyone called to serve. SDC provides a valuable education for less than many other private institutions.
SDC has earned a reputation for preparing exceptional leaders. Business leaders, pastors and other professionals have achieved success after SDC.
The SDC academic experience is delivered from a biblical worldview. Christ is infused into every curriculum and classroom experience.
An experienced faculty gives personal attention to each student so they can reach their full potential. A caring learning environment is ideal for spiritual growth.
The Master of Science in Leadership focuses on analyzing the underlying meaning and concepts of effective leadership styles and practices. Fundamental leadership principles of vision, communication, ethics, and rapport will be areas studied throughout the program. Students will learn how to apply effective leadership principles to a broad variety of organizational structures such as education, business, religious, and government. This program is offered with two emphasis options, organization and education, see below for details on each emphasis.
The MSL with an Organizational Emphasis, gives students a fundamental understanding of organizational theory and how it impacts daily business activities. Students who graduate with the Organization Emphasis will be prepared to process and act on changes within their field and manage any conflicts that arise. Below are the Organization Emphasis courses:
The MSL with an Educational Emphasis, focuses on preparing leaders to shape to future of education at all levels. The curriculum includes courses that will help graduates become ethical and effective leaders in a highly competitive industry. Students who choose the Education Emphasis will take the following courses:
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