Course Descriptions

View Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies course descriptions below.

Major Course Descriptions

Ethical Leadership is an analysis of ethics in society and the role of leaders to foster and model ethical behavior. This course is meant to help students understand the role of ethics in leadership and to prepare them to develop and mentor others. Students will be able to explain the theories of ethical leadership and will develop strategies and solutions when faced with case studies dealing with ethical workplace situations. Course content will include the examination of ideas and perspectives in the field of workplace ethics and extend those ideas/perspectives to administrative practice and decision-making. Focus will be to expand capacity for moral inquiry, dialogue, and decision-making in ways that will be useful in professional and personal lives.

This course provides students with an introduction to what it means to be a global leader. Students will develop the competencies needed to become change agents in what is an increasingly global society. This course will assist students in developing strategies to work with people in various different cultures.

This course presents the research and practice relevant to improving teamwork in organizations for permanent work groups, temporary project teams and virtual teams, for a variety of purposes, including: Improving productivity, clarifying roles, resolving conflict and adapting to change. Students will model theories and concepts for the effective management of teams and groups.

Prerequisites: MGT 3340, MGT 3354, ORGD 3340

This course provides students with the important role that leadership plays in organizational communication and strategy. This course presents the concepts and practice of organizational communication, ranging from individual communications, to how structures and methods influence communication messages.

Prerequisites: MGT 3340, MGT 3354, ORGD 3340

This course is focused on the role that leadership plays in successful conflict resolution. It provides an overview of the knowledge, skills and tools that are used by leaders to analyze conflict situations and arrive at successful management in both individual and team settings. Students will learn the appropriate concepts and processes to analyze situations, develop the correct policies, and to negotiate a dispute resolution.

Prerequisite: LDST 3340

Introduction to the theories, concepts and functions of management. Topics include planning, organizing, leading, staffing, controlling, business and managerial ethics and decision making. Management concepts will be applied by analysis of available data and by seeking contemporary opportunities, issues and problem situations.

Theories and concepts used in managing business personnel. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, separation and retirement. Students will get a clear understanding of human resource management concepts, and the opportunity to develop skills important to the performance of human resource management activities. Cognitive elements emphasized include Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, and Analysis.

Prerequisites: MGT 3340 and Junior Standing

This course presents the research, practice and ethics relevant to organizational development, including: consulting skills, tools and techniques for analyzing problems, developing, implementing and evaluating organizational development interventions, and ethical issues at each stage of the consulting process.

Prerequisites: BMGT 3340 and BMGT 3354

This course examines models, theories and practical application of the way an organization learns and adapts to internal and external change, including how to learn from experience, and how knowledge management enhances organizational effectiveness.

Prerequisite: ORGD 3340

The capstone is an integrative, problem-solving course in which the expertise gained in the major is applied to organizational leadership case studies where the students will evaluate and provide solutions to actual problems. Using critical thinking skills, students will demonstrate the ability to describe and analyze strategic trends in organizational leadership, both personally, in the workplace, and in the global community.

Prerequisites: All 2000, 3000 and 4000 level Leadership Core courses must be taken. Senior level.