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 2490 Nonverbal Communications in Leadership

Credits : 3

Research studies have shown that between sixty-five and ninety-three percent of in-person communication involves nonverbal messages. It is paramount that good leaders understand how to both interpret and send the proper nonverbal cues to their listening audience. This course focuses on the important characteristics of nonverbal communications, such as the basics of nonverbal communications, how to properly send and receive nonverbal information, the impact of personal territory and space, projecting the proper physical characteristics, effective vocal cues, and the use of nonverbal communications on a daily basis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the meaning of nonverbal communications.
  • Interpret the role of nonverbal communications in the total role of the communications process.
  • Describe the role of nonverbal communications over evolutionary time.
  • Demonstrate how to send and receive nonverbal communication messages and properly interpret them.
  • Illustrate the value of coding and decoding nonverbal communications messages and cues.
  • Explain the role of the external environment on basic human communications and its effects on nonverbal communication factors.
  • Describe how territory and personal space impact nonverbal communication messages.
  • Discuss the role of physical characteristics on human communications.
  • Analyze the impact of gestures and posturing in sending nonverbal messages.
  • Explain the message that human touch relays to other individuals.
  • Summarize the Impact and effects of face-to-face nonverbal messages.
  • Discuss the role of eye contact in projecting various nonverbal messages.
  • Describe how tone and vocal cues impact the delivery of the human message.
  • Examine how individuals interpret our nonverbal messages based on various projected
  • Classify effective nonverbal behaviors for daily interactions.
  • Illustrate how to manage and use proper nonverbal human cues.
  • Describe how to use nonverbal messaging in the professional environment.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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