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Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership

The graduate certificate program in Organizational Leadership prepares students to be effective leaders for business teams at all organizational levels. The program offers students the opportunity to develop skills in organizational structure and behavior, guiding decision-making, operations and training and development. Students will be able to take charge and provide for a corporation, government agency or non-profit organization in new and better ways.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign BAM 515 Organizational Behavior

3 Semester Units

This course provides students an in-depth review of available theory and research on the behavior, structure, and process of organizations. Formal organizations and their structure will be critically examined, and human motivations and their constructive application to oneself and others will be discussed. Applicable behavioral science theories will be explored and students will be able to effectively apply the relevant concepts to the management of organizations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess how and why organizational behavior determines the effectiveness of an organization.
  • Analyze research areas of organizational behavior such as learning, motivation, leadership, group behavior and communication.
  • Evaluate the nature of power and organizational politics.
  • Consider the relationship between organizational design and an organization’s structure.
  • Critique the various theories and models that explain why and how people and groups behave as they do.

 

plus-sign BAM 532 Organizational Theory

3 Semester Units

Organizational Theory will provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. Business is changing at break-neck speed so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. The origins of organizational culture, stakeholder approach to organizations and recent developments in organizational structure will also be covered.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze how organizations function and relate to organizational structure, culture and design.
  • Examine organizational culture and the way members make decisions and interpret the organization’s environment.
  • Evaluate organizational strategy and the sources of core competences.
  • Analyze how confl ict can be managed by changing attitudes, attitudinal structuring, a procedural system, a third-party negotiator and employee rotation.

 

plus-sign BAM 550 Leadership

3 Semester Units

This course focuses on leadership theories that seek to explain how traits, behaviors, or situational factors influence leadership style and effectiveness. Students will develop the competencies and skills to immediately start using these principles in their personal and professional lives. The course also explores the critical question of how well a leader is able to influence followers to achieve group objectives—this is what distinguishes effective from ineffective leaders.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze classical and contemporary leadership theories.
  • Examine the importance of managerial leadership skills.
  • Differentiate transformational and transactional leadership.
  • Evaluate the relationships among negotiation and conflict, influencing tactics, power, and politics.
  • Examine the importance of ethical principles, personal and company values, and socially responsible leadership practices.

 

plus-sign BAM 554 Employee Training and Development

3 Semester Units

Employee training and development plays a key role in helping companies meet competitive challenges. This course explores the use of innovative training and development practices. Both employees and companies are concerned with developing future skills and managing careers. These new relationships and trends are explored in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explicate the role of training and development in companies.
  • Assess how training practices and the organization of the training function can support business goals.
  • Judge how to identify when training is appropriate.
  • Explore the various learning theories and characteristics of a learning environment.
  • Pinpoint cost-effective training by evaluating the return on investment of training and learning.
  • Compare and contrast various training methods such as presentational, hands-on methods, and group methods.
  • Distinguish new technologies that are increasingly being used in training, including web-based instruction, multimedia, distance learning, e-learning and blended learning.
  • Scrutinize developmental methods of training, including topics such as 360-degree feedback and mentoring.

 

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