2022-2023 University Catalog 
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2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUS 660 - Leadership and Change Management

3 Credits

This course will focus on individual, team, and organizational leadership, providing frameworks from various perspectives on organizational performance improvement. The emphasis of this course is on the changing nature of organizations as they respond to external pressures to compete and transform themselves in response to rapidly developing technological and human resource advances of the global economy. The course focuses on the leader's responsibilities as Change Agent, sometimes as initiator, other times as responder; sometimes as an individual, other times as member of a team functioning collectively as leaders of a change effort. Organizational culture also plays a part in this course, as it has an enormous impact on the success or failure of change initiatives. This course offers models, tools and frameworks that have been tested and tried and found to be effective in facilitating change efforts. To reinforce this practical approach, the course includes opportunities for students to engage in simulation exercises---case studies and other scenarios---that allow realistic application of the theories and models studied. This allows for real-time feedback, as well as the prospect of both individual and group work.