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Lifelong Learning

Spring 2011

Discover the leader within ... at Trine

As undergraduates, you built a foundation to succeed, lead and serve. Now that you’re out in the world, you realize you may need more than a bachelor’s degree to get ahead in your career.

Trine University now offers a one-year Master of Leadership program with eight concentrations designed to meet your professional needs. So, whether you’re looking to advance in or change your career, grow personally, contribute to the knowledge base or mentor others, getting an advanced degree might be a good option for you.

“The leadership program has not only rekindled my thirst for learning and professional development, but it has also contributed to a new level of understanding of what it takes to become a great everyday leader, as opposed to a mediocre manager,” said Niclas Hulting, who is pursuing a Master of Leadership degree. Hulting currently serves as the interactive marketing and social media specialist at Trine.

In the program’s first year, people from a variety of backgrounds — from industry leaders and educators to marketing, nonprofit and social service professionals — gained valuable knowledge they could take back to their workplace.

“We have looked at career skill-building opportunities for adults, and with this knowledge we now offer a master’s program that meets emerging needs in a variety of sectors,” said program director Kelly Trusty. “Our program has applied leadership at the core, followed by a choice of eight concentrations. Students choose the concentration that will equip them to walk into their workplace and help take their organization to a whole new level.”

Students can choose from one of eight concentrations — sustainability, biomedical regulatory affairs, entrepreneurship and strategic foresight, healthcare systems studies, instructional leadership, international studies, nonprofit organizational studies, political leadership and civic engagement.

The biomedical regulatory affairs concentration is one of only two programs like it in the country. The "biomedical corridor," in northeast Indiana, is the largest in the world, and Trine is working to meet industry needs by delivering the biomedical regulatory affairs concentration as both a part of the master’s program for individuals charged with leading departments in these companies and a stand-alone certificate program.

All Master of Leadership concentrations are 36 credit hours. Students can take two classes at a time during eight-week sessions to complete a degree in as early as one year. Students may also opt to take classes over a 24-month period. Classes are offered both online and in a classroom setting.

Applications for the program are accepted year-round. The program’s flexible nature allows students to enter the program each semester. To apply, visit edge.trine.edu. Transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be required. The next semester starts May 9, and the fall semester will start Aug. 29.

For more information, contact Trusty at trustyk@trine.edu.

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