BBA | Concentration in Leadership

BBA with a Concentration in Leadership

Whether you’re an entrepreneur who’s launched a small business or a c-level executive of a Fortune 500 organization, your leadership skills will largely determine your—and your company’s—success. While strong managers are able to effectively direct a team to execute a vision, the best leaders are true innovators who create the vision and are the force that enables the team to perform. They lead people through effective and often inspirational communication. Perhaps most important, they develop talent, aligning people’s needs, talents and passions with the mission of the organization.

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in leadership combines a well-rounded, foundational education in business administration with specialized courses designed to instil and enhance these critical leadership skills. The six courses (five are required to establish the concentration) focus on leadership fundamentals, written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, group dynamics and best practices in project-oriented leadership.

It’s an innovative program that’s perfectly suited for today’s fast-changing, technology-driven and increasingly globalized business world. Faculty—experienced business professionals as well as highly credentialed educators—will work with you one-on-one to help you learn to apply current business theory to solve real-world business challenges.

Students in the BBA program are provided Microsoft Office 365 at no additional charge, giving them access to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other popular Microsoft Office applications. Since it’s a cloud-based solution, students can access these applications at any time, from virtually any device—all that’s needed is an Internet connection. Not only is it a great academic resource that will help students more efficiently complete their coursework, it’s a great opportunity to develop expertise and familiarity with the world’s most widely used business software.

Leadership Courses

LDR 2480 Leadership Group Dynamics

Credits : 3

This course explores the group dynamics of good leadership. It requires the effective leader to be cognizant of how their group interacts and functions both individually and collectively. A good leader recognizes that many team problems are not the results of individual faults, but instead, unfilled necessary functions within their team framework. Being able to recognize and maintain these necessary functions is not hereditary, but a learned skill developed through formal training and education.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain how good listening and communications skills are paramount to good leadership.
  • Summarize the elements of a good communications model.
  • Explain what is meant by motivation, satisfaction, and team performance.
  • Describe the Ginnett's Team Leadership Model.
  • Explain the difference between coaching and mentoring.
  • Explain the psychological components and practices of empowerment.
  • Explain how to empower members of your team to accomplish tasks.
  • Differentiate between transformational and charismatic leaders.
  • Describe how to set and maintain goals through effective leadership.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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