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Curriculum

 

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Prerequisite Courses* 6 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS508 The Future of Management and Leadership II

BUS508

The Future of Management and Leadership II - 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide an overview of, and insights into management and leadership. Distinguishing between these two important concepts, and then providing a historical perspective will provide context to current management and leadership models as well as best practices and trends for the future. The course will focus on necessary basics such as decision-making and the use of analytics, vision development and deployment, communication, empowerment, risk-taking, managing conflict and leading innovation. The course will also look into other critical areas of management and leadership such as leading in a hyper-connected society, emotional intelligence, and thinking systemically and strategically, all in pursuit of managing and leading for the future.

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3 crs.
BUS510 Financial Modeling

BUS510

Financial Modeling - 3 Credits

This course examines the fundamental principles of financial modeling techniques and introduces practical tools for financial decision-making in both entrepreneurial and innovative business environments. Students will build flexible financial models, which allow in-depth analysis to evaluate options, measure performance, collect data and format data collected with the intent to maximize organizational planning and opportunities. The class sessions will include exercises and implementation of modeling techniques. Assignments will require students to evaluate a business situation and make and support their decision based on their analysis. Because of the hands-on nature of the course, it is assumed that participants have a general knowledge of finance and accounting as well as a basic knowledge of spreadsheets.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Program, BUS501

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3 crs.
* BUS508 and BUS510 are prerequisite courses that must be taken by anyone applying for the Leadership Certificate.  However, both of these courses will be waived for Post University MBA students or graduates since they are part of the MBA curriculum.
 
Graduate Certificate in Leadership Core Courses 12 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS660 Leadership and Change Management

BUS660

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 course will provide learners with the foundation for examining and developing their own individual leadership style. The work of a leader is to constantly look forward and provide the necessary changes for the organization. Being the visionary is critical to success in any organization, and is a key attribute for any organizational leader in building a culture for change, performance improvement and excellence. As a result, this course will focus on Leadership and Change Management. In doing so, the leader’s role as a change agent will be a focus of the course. Understanding various methods of bringing about change will be provided and researched by learners, and then discussed in our time together. The course will also delve into and explore numerous aspects of leadership including but not limited to horizontal and vertical leadership, formal and informal leadership, team leadership, managing performance and sustainability of a change effort, ethics and authenticity. In addition, various models of change will be introduced and explored.

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3 crs.
BUS668 Virtuous Leadership

BUS668

Virtuous Leadership - 3 Credits

This course delves into the practice of leading through authenticity, ethical behaviors and taking a high moral ground. The course will focus on identifying one’s own values and beliefs, as well as the exploration and identification of what is “right” , based on one’s own moral compass as well as organizational and societal needs. The course focuses on decisions made based on integrity and a set of principles, which act as a guide for the ethical leader. The course will focus on ethical decision-making self-examination of values, personal mastery, and defining what is appropriate and just as a leader given difficult and complex decisions. Personal journeys to authentic and ethical Leadership will be explored, as well as what motivates each student to step into the leadership arena, and how to stay grounded as a leader in complex and stressful situations. Honing one’s leadership effectiveness will be another focus, and will encompass real-life situations that a leader will undoubtedly come up against.

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3 crs.
BUS669 Innovating Leadership and Management

BUS669

Innovating Leadership and Management - 3 Credits

As the title of this course states the focus will be on the innovation of leading and managing.  Huge changes are taking place in the economy, the global marketplace, competition, and the environment.  In relation to the changes mentioned, and changes in our organizations, the question before us is - how can management and leadership change to keep up with, and stay ahead of these local and global dynamics?  This course will provide provocative questions, future management and organizational scenarios, and look at recent local, national and international disturbances, as well as case studies to stimulate critical thinking related to the needs of future managers and leaders.  More specifically the course will focus on management & leadership innovation, leading organizations of the future, leading in times of crisis and complexity, and leading in a diverse world.  In addition, the course will look at the competencies necessary for leading and managing in the future. 

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3 crs.
BUS670 Complexity of the Innovative Process

BUS670

Complexity of the Innovative Process - 3 Credits

The course examines the process of innovation within a multidimensional framework, including emerging technologies, changing markets, organization culture, world economy, competitive pressures and leadership. The issue of uncertainty as a by-product of innovation and how organizations recognize uncertainty and respond by modifying their organizational structures, including the structure of executive leadership, is examined. On another front, the role of cross-functionality, of technical communications, of external relationships, and of intra-organizational and inter-organizational networks in promoting innovations is critically assessed and explored. A variety of learning tools will be used: lectures, video clips, case studies, and class discussions.

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3 crs.
 
Graduate Certificate in Leadership Total Credits 12 crs.

 

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