Plan of Study

The MS - Leadership and Innovation (Online), 33 credit-hour program, works with your schedule so you can earn an advanced degree in 22 months - 5 years, focusing on leadership skills, emerging trends, and networking with faculty and fellow professionals.

As you complete your first full semester, we'll work with you to establish your individual Plan of Study (POS). All students are required to have an approved Plan of Study in order to graduate from Purdue.

The Plan of Study serves as a contract between you, your advisory committee, and Purdue University’s Graduate School. Your POS is a blueprint for successful completion of your degree requirements. The plan must be approved adhering to department and Graduate School policies. We strongly encourage students to have an approved Plan of Study on file by the end of their first semester.

Refer to the table below and the POS Overview for assistance on what courses to take and when they’re offered. For a detailed description of each course please visit the Course Offerings page under the Student Resources tab.

Course Name

Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

IT 57100 – Project Management in Business and Industry

3

 

OLS 57900 – Emerging World Class Leadership Strategies

3

 

OLS 58000 – Interpersonal and Group Skills for Leaders

3

 

OLS 58100 – Human Capital Management

2

 

OLS 58100 – Leadership, Law & Ethics

2

 

OLS 58100 – Leading Teams

3

 

OLS 58100 – Strategic Planning & Marketing in Technology

3

 

OLS 58200 – Organizational Development & Change

3

 

OLS 59000 – Portfolio Introduction

1

 

OLS 59000 – Portfolio Project

2

 

TECH 62100 – Technology Innovation

3

 

TECH 64600 – Analysis of Research in Industry and Technology

3

 

TLI 58100 – Data Analysis for Leaders

2