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Example Program

Below is a detailed example of one student, John.

John’s Program Goal: To develop an employee benefit and assistance program that addresses the needs of employees who must care for elderly parents and family members.

Spring Semester

  • HD690 The Process of Human Development, 2 credits (required course)
  • HDIS1G Schools of Leadership Thought, 3 credits (independent study)

Summer Semester

  • HD708 Mid-life Career Makeover, 2 credits
  • HDIS2G Changes in Health Care Operations, 2 credits (independent study)
  • HD719 Building a Consulting Practice, 2 credits

Fall Semester

  • HD573 Creative Leadership Development, 2 credits
  • HD691 Ethics and Social Responsibility, 1 credit (required course)
  • HD693 Psychological Transformation and the Spiritual Journey, 1 credit
  • HDIS3G Strategic Partnerships in Health Care, 2 credits (independent study)

Spring Semester

  • HDIS4G Mission in Health Care, 1 credit (independent study)
  • HD709 The Art and Science of Problem-Solving, 2 credits
  • HDIS4G Followership, 2 credits (independent study)

Summer Semester

  • MG335 Organizational Behavior, 3 credits (course from another Saint Mary’s Program)

Fall Semester

  • HD511 Courageous and Authentic Leadership, 2 credits
  • HDIS1G Leadership in Health Care, 2 credits (independent study)
  • HDIS4G Building a Leadership Model, 2 credits (independent study)

Fall Semester

  • HDIS2G Organizational Leadership, 3 credits (independent study)
  • HD698 Writing The Position Paper, 1 credit (required course)

Total: 35 credits 

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