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BA 3710 Leadership

Course Description: Leadership BA 3710 is a study of the theory and practice of leadership compared and contrasted to management. A history of leadership is also reviewed along with current trends and models. Students will assess, develop and present a leadership model to cultivate leadership in their own lives.

Textbook: Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills; Dubrin, A. J. Houghton Mifflin.

Prerequisite: BA 2010 Principles of Management

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Trait approach and behavioral approach
  • Charismatic and transformational leadership
  • Contingency and situational leadership
  • Styles of leadership
  • Power and politics
  • Motivation
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution

Suggested Emphases:

  • Distinguish between leadership and management
  • Personal analysis of one's own leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Work environment analysis and the implications for leadership in it

Helpful Documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Job description for each management position held
  • Recent performance evaluation with applicable signatures
  • Letter from immediate supervisor documenting your leadership
  • Documentation of formal training courses that have been completed (i.e. certificates)
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