E M 522 Leading People and Organizations

Course Description

Leading People and Organizations is an industry-relevant course that educates students on how to be effective and successful leaders and managers in today’s global organizations. This course follows a framework consisting of 1) leading self, 2) leading others, and 3) leading organizational systems. Students will study effective approaches for addressing real-world challenges using practical theories, principles, methods, and tools for advancing personal mastery in leadership and management. The course applies an interdisciplinary approach to covering relevant topics that include developing and leading employees and teams; developing and executing vision and strategy; instilling a positive organizational culture, and leading meaningful change. The course also enables students to develop personal leadership competencies through a process of reflection and self-assessment using relevant instruments. Leading People and Organizations is a core course in the ETM master’s degree and is available for continuing education.

Course Objectives

This course addresses both leadership and management principles in addition to concepts for the development of leadership competencies essential to managing self, others, and organizational systems. The course objectives are:

  • To provide industry-relevant experiences for leading and managing self, teams, departments, and organizational systems.
  • To enable students to advance proficiency and effectiveness in leadership competencies based on their current level of knowledge and experience.
  • To provide contemporary practice of the functions of management for effectively handling complex challenges in today’s dynamic business environment.
  • To provide management and leadership frameworks that drive strong business performance.
  • To create opportunities for students to identify and evaluate emerging business trends and their impact on organizational effectiveness.
  • To enable students to clarify, improve and broaden their own personal philosophy of business and ethics.

Instructor: Kay Bachman
Semester Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Location: Global Campus

Required for:
Certificate: Project Management
Core Selective for:
Master’s Degree

Course meets at times posted via web conferencing software.

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Implement key principles and practices of management in technical organizations to drive strong business performance in an ever-changing, competitive environment.
  • Use a deepened understanding of organizational behavior and emerging management trends to develop and implement effective leadership practices.
  • Apply a global mindset and a thorough understanding of the business environment and culture to strengthen an organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Lead problem-solving initiatives to develop and implement effective solutions to management challenges.
  • Apply effective self-assessment, lessons learned and research to continually evolve as a manager and leader.
  • Lead by example to maintain a professional and ethical organizational culture

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