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.

Course Prerequisites

ORGB 193

Learning Objectives*

On completion of the Unit the candidate will be able to:
  1. Describe the full meaning of leadership.
  2. Identify the leadership potential in themselves and others.
  3. Identify personal traits and characteristics that are associated with effective leaders.
  4. Discuss how leadership is often contingent on people and situations.
  5. Identify major personality dimensions.
  6. Describe how personality influences leadership and relationships within organizations.
  7. Identify how mental models guide their behaviour and relationships.
  8. Combine a rational approach to leadership with a concern for people and ethics.
  9. 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.
  10. Explain the relationship among vision, mission and strategy.
  11. Explain why shaping culture is a critical function of leadership.
  12. Identify why change is critical in organizations today.
  13. 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

Course Duration

The Course Duration is 64 Hours

Homework Hours

Course Homework Hours will be 10 hours per week approximately.

Delivery Methods

Indicate how the course is delivered: X In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Teaching Methods*

Teaching Methods will Involve Seminar Format, Lecture format and Laboratory Format depending upon the course demand

Method(s) of Student Evaluation*

Type of Assessment Value
Personal Reflections Journal 15%
Assignments 40%
Leader Interview/Presentation 20%
Quizzes 25%
TOTAL 100%

Completion Requirements*

A Candidate has to attain a minimum score of 50% overall to ensure successful course completion