Manhattan College to Offer Two New Online Master's Programs

The online programs in instructional design and delivery and organizational leadership are designed to reach 21st century learners with innovative technology.

Manhattan College has launched online Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Instructional Design and Delivery and Organizational Leadership. The Instructional Design and Delivery program addresses the need for an experience-based program that teaches educators how to incorporate technology in both the design and delivery of instruction, while the Organizational Leadership program focuses on current, relevant organizational needs, synthesizing theory with practice to develop confident, capable leaders.

The online M.S. in Instructional Design and Delivery enables educators to design curriculum to reach 21st century learners with the technologies they use every day. Educators learn to create technology-integrated learning, gaining the skills necessary to infuse the classroom with evolving instructional technologies into the future.

The Instructional Design and Delivery online graduate program offers educators hands-on expertise in instructional design and technology. The program consists of 30 credits of coursework and is designed to be completed in less than two years. Through this program students will learn to evaluate instructional materials and media, master design models such as ADDIE, learn online curriculum design techniques like storyboarding, wireframing, as well as using widgets and interactive media.

Program Director, Shawna Bú Shell, Ed.D., explains. “Students will learn to create technology-integrated learning, so that they can infuse the classroom with evolving instructional technologies today and into the future. Graduates of this program will provide learners with a meaningful education experience that engages learners with the technology they use every day.”

The online M.S. in Organizational Leadership incorporates hands-on learning, professional assessments, leadership development plans and skills application with a real-world business, creating an exceptional graduate program that prepares leaders for today’s organizations.

There is a growing demand* for balanced, capable leaders who can guide current organizational strategy while preparing for future challenges and opportunities. The career outlook for organizational leaders is overwhelmingly positive; with organizational executives consistently earn six-figure salaries and human resource managers earning a median salary of $99,720.**

Cheryl Harrison, Ed.D., Executive Director, explains. “This degree is unique in that we take what the student brings to the table – experience, knowledge, leadership skills – and we help them develop a leadership plan based on their specific strengths and areas of improvement. As the student learns and grows, we help them adjust their development plan to suit their leadership goals.”

The program consists of 33 credit hours of coursework designed to provide hands-on experience for organizational leaders. Comprised of nine core leadership courses and two elective courses, the program is designed to immerse students in relevant, applicable knowledge and skills to immediately build their expertise. Finally, the student will complete a capstone project in which they put their knowledge and skills into action by working with a real-world business.

* Source: GMAC 2014 Year-End Poll of Employers, Summary Report
** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Top Executives.

MC Staff