Leadership Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions for Courses in the Leadership Concentration
|MBA6340||Supporting the Business Strategy|
|MBA6342||Interpreting and Delivering Business Results|
|MBA6344||Interpersonal Leadership Effectiveness in Business|
|MBA6346||The Business Leader's Role in Talent Development|
|MBA6348||Leading Teams for Business Results|
MBA 6340 Supporting the Business Strategy
The purpose of this course is to help students develop their skill at supporting the strategic mission and goals of the organization as they move through entry to mid-level management positions. Supporting the business strategy as a leader requires a diverse set of skills including building effective relationships with all stakeholders in their business, networking within and between business units, and aligning a business unit's activities with an organization's overall strategic goals.
MBA 6342 Interpreting and Delivering Business Results
The purpose of this course is to help MBA students develop their ability to interpret, synthesize, and explain business results to varied audiences (e.g., executives, mid-level managers, individual contributors, and external stakeholders), which will equip them to become successful leaders in a business environment. Required skills include identifying the importance and impact of business communications on organizations, presenting business results in written and oral formats, and using the right mode and message for the target audience.
MBA 6344 Interpersonal Leadership Effectiveness in Business
The purpose of this course is to help MBA students develop the interpersonal skills required in entry-to mid-level management positions, which will equip them to become successful leaders in the overall business environment. Leadership involves a unique skill set that goes beyond management, and interpersonal skills are a key part of that skill set. Required skills include professional development assessment and planning, negotiating and managing conflict, effectively managing stakeholders, and appraising tasks to appropriately delegate and prioritize time.
MBA 6346 The Business Leader's Role in Talent Development
Leaders are required to measure and develop the performance of individual employees in their business units. This course will teach MBA students performance management skills, which include measuring results and behaviors, establishing effective goals, and developing employees to reach their full professional potential.
MBA 6348 Leading Teams for Business Results
A critical leadership skill is effectively developing groups of people into high-performing business teams. The purpose of this course is to teach MBA students how to form, build, maintain, reward, and align business teams for success. The team development lifecycle will be discussed as the foundation for understanding team processes. Students will recognize pitfalls or dysfunctions of business teams, and develop their skills in responding to varied and changing business situations.