The purpose of this course is to help students learn how to start and run a successful business so that they can utilize their gifts and talents, become financially independent, and contribute to society. Four domains associated with the topic of entrepreneurship are examined in detail.
This MBA-level, very applied course focuses on how to be a leader in organizations. Students have the opportunity to hear and speak to successful leaders including CEOs, Vice Presidents, consultants, and entrepreneurs in a variety of organizations. One of the major assignments of the course is for a student to develop his or her own approach to being a leader in a current or future job based on the topics in the course.
Leadership development is the process of enhancing your skills to influence and organize others to accomplish key goals. It goes beyond knowledge of leadership theories by focusing on building skills to inspire and organize people to achieve tangible results. Four goals for the course: To increase your understanding of your own strengths, proficiencies, and development needs, to build your repertoires of influence tactics, so that you can expand your personal spheres of influence to accomplish personal and/or organizational goals, to enhance your confidence for tackling leadership challenges as well as your resilience for dealing with obstacles so that you can achieve desired results and to make this a useful, fun, and interesting course that will significantly accelerate your leadership development.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature of power and political processes in complex organizations. The particular focus will be on understanding how power and influence can be developed and used to get things done when responsibilities exceed formal authority. Cases, critical incidents, and experiential exercises will be used to consider various strategies and tactics. Various moral and ethical issues will also be explored.