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Number:MG434
Name:Leadership
Description:This course examines the nature of leadership in organizations. Different styles of leadership are explored. A variety of readings allow students to discover both traditional and contemporary theories of leadership. Models may change year-to-year to include a number of classic and contemporary theorists. Through case studies students investigate and analyze how leaders exert influence in significant decision-making situations.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every fall semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
Senior level status or by permission of instructor

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, a student will be able to: • Be cognizant of commonly accepted leadership theories and practices • Be well-versed in the critical leadership issues affecting organizations • Perform an analysis of leadership styles and organizational fit • Be aware of leadership potential • Develop a personal leadership philosophy. Prerequisite: Senior level status or by permission of instructor

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 CURRENT
F 2012 Understanding Leadership 0-7619-4289-0 Avery, Gayle C. 2004 Sage Publications, Inc.
F 2011 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP 0-7619-4289-0 AVERY SAGE
F 2010 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP 0-7619-4289-0 AVERY SAGE
F 2009 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP 0-7619-4289-0 AVERY SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC.
F 2008 LEADERSHIP 0-07-288120-8 HUGHES 5 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2008 Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience 978-0-07-288120-2 Hughes, Richard L. 5th McGraw-Hill/Irwin
F 2008 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP 0-7619-4289-0 AVERY SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC.
F 2007 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP AVERY SAGE
U 2007 Business Leadership 978-0-7879-6441-2 Jossey-Bass 3 Wiley
U 2007 Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader 978-0-7879-6441-2 Josey-Bass
U 2007 Leadership 978-0-07-288120-2 Hughes 5 McGraw
U 2007 Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience 978-0-07-288120-2 Hughes, Richard L. 5th McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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