Leadership is about vision, change, empowerment, creativity, innovation, and inspiring others. Topics include organizational change and development, leadership philosophies, the role of government regulation and social responsibility and a study of negotiation strategies and techniques.
Leadership Curriculum Track
LEADERSHIP Concentration Course Descriptions
BSAD 6623 - Personal Leadership (3)
This interdisciplinary course will use biography to present historical, philosophical, and contemporary theories of leadership. Philosophies and skills needed for becoming effective leaders within continuously changing organizations will be presented, including an assessment of leadership tendencies.
BSAD 6107 - Leadership Theory (3)
This course will provide students with a survey of leadership theories from the early 1900s to modern day. Students will learn the primary leadership theories of skill, trait, transactional, transformational, situational, servant leadership, and charismatic leadership. Attention will also be given to more theoretically obscure theories such as leader-member exchange, the psychodynamic approach, and path-goal theory in order to enhance understanding of the complexities associated with leading. While the overarching purpose of the course is to establish a solid, theoretical understanding of leadership theory, students will continue self-discovery through assessment and continued work on their personal leadership plan initiated in the "Personal Leadership Development" course.
BSAD 6109 - The Emotionally Intelligent Executive (3)
This course serves as an exploration of the benefits, principles, and applications of emotional intelligence (EQ). This course will examine EQ within the framework of business and through high performance within professional settings. it highlights methods that are used to create positive and productive worksite conditions and support individual employee success. Using strategies presented through both the ability and emotional-social competence models, students are taught leadership within today's diverse organizational environment.
BSAD 6783 - Executive Development (3)
An advanced course in managerial philosophy and techniques. The emphasis i placed on the self-development of the executive. The functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and communicating are all developed at length. A large number of source books are used. Emphasis will be placed on emerging managerial prospects, ethical and moral issues, and the challenge of change.