Bachelor of Arts

The concentration in Leadership prepares individuals for positions of leadership. Courses provide a foundation to meet the challenges of leading organizations in a changing environment.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this concentration, the student should be able to apply leadership theory and techniques to facilitate change within an organization.

Concentration Course List

PL3100 Organizational Leadership 3 credits 5 weeks

This course addresses effective models of organizational leadership by examining the impact of administrative structure, power and politics, conflict resolution, and motivation within the context of the organizational culture.

 

 

PL4300 Leadership Communication 3 credits 5 weeks

This course demonstrates communication techniques used by effective leaders by analyzing classic speeches, correspondence, and other modes of communication. Communication development opportunities will be available for students to practice personal skills. Students will also explore personality and emotions throughout communication.

PL4000 Leading Change 3 credits 5 weeks

Change is an ever present reality in the 21st century and a certain requirement for organizational growth. Corporations and non-profits alike are challenged to successfully respond to their external environments and internal realities with new and effective ways of doing business. This course examines classic theoretical constructs of leadership, systems of organizational culture, and models and processes involved in successful organizational change. The learner will make application of this theory in his or her own organizational setting.

PL4100 Global Leadership 3 credits 5 weeks

This course will consider current issues and trends in global leadership as well as the challenges that arise while leading in a global setting. The course will assist students in developing their knowledge, attitudes, skills, and aspirations regarding the theory and practice of leadership in the context of the challenges created by global organizations and societies.