A Word From The
The advancement of technology demands new learning of individuals in every society. In the U.S. today, new technologies create changes in the business environment, generating a need for us to become consumers of new information. Attending university enables us to better utilize this necessary information, helping us to get ahead in the business world and the professional environment. Serving in various business organizations over the past twenty years has convinced me that traditional types of business education are neither effective nor convenient for those working professionals who do not desire to leave their careers to complete their degrees. Clearly, attending classes after a hard day of work is at the very least an inconvenience for most people. University of Leadership Studies (ULS) was founded in response to the growing need for a creditable "non-traditional" educational format in Leadership Studies. Our faculty has developed a high quality distance learning program that is professionally relevant to your career and personal life. The program allows you to study at home or in your office, and at your own pace while interacting with your professor by phone, fax, mail and electronic mail. Our programs are innovative, flexible and highly practical, providing the business and managerial knowledge that you need to master the rapid changes in your professional organization.
If people look to you for leadership, if you
aspire to take the lead, or if you are
responsible for leadership within your
organization, we can help you to size up the
challenges facing you. We can help you
become a better leader. To understand and
practice this curious, simple, complex thing
called leadership you need to interrogate it
from many different angles over a sustained
period of time. Our Leadership programs are
much more focused than a general business
degree, designed for people facing these
challenges for real.
We place considerable emphasis on exploring and understanding contemporary
leadership issues and include strong elements of action, observation, analysis
and reflection offering participants a unique opportunity to integrate
what they are learning to their place of work. To meet differing styles
and working patterns these programs are offered through personal coaching
supported by substantial on-line materials ULS invites you into an educational
partnership that will empower you to reach your maximum professional capabilities.
The mission of the University of Leadership Studies (ULS) is to enrich
local and global communities by providing educational opportunities, intellectual
stimulation, and services of high quality to professionals striving to
succeed in a diverse and dynamic society. The university's programs
are rooted in the concepts of quality education and quality service and
the commitment to point graduates to a leadership position in their field
of choice. To accomplish this mission, CLS is committed to enhance student
Providing working adults with higher
educational and training opportunities
that are flexible and accessible.
Providing higher educational and
training opportunities that are current
with technology and career demands.
Providing faculty members that have
demonstrated expertise in, their
respective domain, both professionally
Integrating into the educational process
a better understanding of cultural
Delivering educational support services
that meet student life demands and
Building within students a value for
life-long learning and education.
Teaching students how to evaluate, to
analyze, and to synthesize information
to become more skillful at creating
solutions in a career environment.
Providing educational resources in a
manner that effectively uses current
Offering our programs at times and at
places that are accessible to students
ULS's Masters and Doctorate degree programs were first developed by CLS
Japan, a Leadership Training and Consulting Company who have practiced
a unique method of case study and self-study originally developed in the
USA then introduced to the Japanese community by combining the format of
"case study"Eby "self-study". These degree programs
were developed to serve working adults who are seeking higher educational
and training opportunities for professional development and personal growth.
Case study by self-study requires considerable effort on behalf of students
who are encouraged to come up with their own ways of finding solutions
and developing new ideas. This self-developed problem-solving ability is
cultivated more by doing than by just by reading textbooks, and writing
papers. As it has become easier and faster to acquire new and useful information
via the internet, students can search for the necessary resource material
from around the world as well as from the books and academic materials
suggested by teachers.
The courses in master and doctorate programs will be conducted in English
and Japanese, using traditional correspondence material methods, online
discussions via email and electronic information access to enhance students'
practical experiences within a virtual learning environment.
In the master program, students are expected
to develop their original case studies that
demonstrate their understanding and ability
to apply what they have learned to their own
In the doctorate program, students are
expected to complete publishable graduate
level textbooks from an original academic
perspective, which contains the necessary
related theories and cases.
Upon completion of education and training at the University of Leadership
Studies, students should be able to:
Use the current technology within the
context of their career.
Articulate a career path and plan to
include a commitment to life-long
Demonstrate the ability to work in a
diverse cultural environment.
Communicate within their career field
and clearly relate to their peers a
practical knowledge of their
professional understanding and
Demonstrate leadership and management
skills relevant to their career field.