Course Outline - Business Administration Program: Year 2
BUSI 226 Leadership Development
Brief Course Description
This course is aimed at providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills generally accepted as valuable to leadership. Students will develop these skills through study, participation in class activities, and self-reflection. The course is designed to integrate current leadership theory with practical applications and the student's own leadership journey. Leadership topics include, but are not limited to, the following topics: personal traits and characteristics, mental models, ethics, diversity, organizational culture, mission, vision, and strategy and change.
On completion of the Unit the candidate will be able to:
- Describe the full meaning of leadership.
- Identify the leadership potential in themselves and others.
- Identify personal traits and characteristics that are associated with effective leaders.
- Discuss how leadership is often contingent on people and situations.
- Identify major personality dimensions.
- Describe how personality influences leadership and relationships within organizations.
- Identify how mental models guide their behaviour and relationships.
- Combine a rational approach to leadership with a concern for people and ethics.
- Apply an awareness of the dimensions of diversity and multicultural issues in their everyday life in order to break down personal barriers that may stand in their way.
- Explain the relationship among vision, mission and strategy.
- Explain why shaping culture is a critical function of leadership.
- Identify why change is critical in organizations today.
- Determine effective change strategies.
Required course materials*
Daft, Richard L. The Leadership Experience. 7th ed. Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2018. ISBN 978-1-4354-6285-4
The Course Duration is 64 Hours
Course Homework Hours will be 10 hours per week approximately.
Indicate how the course is delivered:
X In-class instruction
- Distance education
- Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)
Teaching Methods will Involve Seminar Format, Lecture format and Laboratory Format depending upon the course demand
Method(s) of Student Evaluation*
|Type of Assessment
|Personal Reflections Journal
A Candidate has to attain a minimum score of 50% overall to ensure successful course completion