Foundations of Leadership (Undergraduate)

Through the process of action, reflection, experimentation, and application, BUSI 188 aims to develop your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. The course provides many occasions to strengthen your ability to exercise leadership through service, to speak and write persuasively, and to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals. Through the course of the term, you will have a heightened sense of your individual strengths and opportunities for growth. To achieve these specific learning objectives, this course uses various experiential, action learning approaches through case studies, lectures, discussions, experiential exercises, videos, and guest speakers. The course assignments, such as team projects and personal development plans, facilitate and enhance student learning and development as responsible leaders.

 

Offered next: Fall 2016

 

Leadering and Managing (Undergraduate Core)

By leveraging the best insights of psychology, sociology, and economics, this courses focuses on helping students become effective leaders and managers. Over 14 weeks, students are given an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behavior (OB) and management. The course focuses on OB at three levels: individual, groups/teams, and organizational. We will start at the individual level, covering personality, motivation, and decision-making. We will then turn to the group/team level, covering negotiation, power and team effectiveness. Finally, we will move up to the organizational level, covering leadership, managing change, and organizational culture.

 

Offered next: Fall 2016

 

Leading Across Cultures (MBA)

This course is designed to help students gain skills of cross-cultural competence and is constructed around the premise that cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity involve both a cognitive and an affective dimension. Cognitively, students will focus on gaining an intellectual understanding of cultures and their similarities and differences; affectively, students will learn about their own cultural preferences and abilities and gain empathy for different cultural perspectives. Through the various cases, experiential exercises, self-assessments and individual and group-based tasks over the course of the module, students will (1) enhance their levels of cultural intelligence and develop tools for working with others from different cultures; (2) become more mindful of reactions to different cultures, and learn strategies for responding productively and positivelyto cultural differences, and (3) recognize the manner in which cross-cultural differences affect interpersonal behaviors such as communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, teamwork and leadership.

 

Offered next: Spring 2017

 

Special Topics in OB (PhD)

 

Offered next: Spring 2017

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