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.
LDR 2150 Leadership Theory and Practice
This course is organized around the characteristics and concepts governing leadership theories and practices. Leadership is a process. This process is a dynamic interaction that engages leaders, followers, and situations. The interactive nature of these three domains have become increasingly important in recent years and can help the learner to better understand the changing nature of leader-follower relationships and the increasingly greater complexity of situations leaders and followers face. The learner will focus on how good leadership makes a difference, plus, how it can be enhanced through the greater awareness of how these factors influence the leadership process.Learning Outcomes:
- Summarize the differences between leadership as a science and leadership as an art.
- Define the concept of leadership.
- Analyze the various factors and characteristics that prompt leadership.
- Demonstrate the various measures for judging leadership performance.
- Explain impacts of influence on leadership.
- Explain men and women opportunities in competing for leadership roles.
- Explain the concept of “lonely at the top.”
- Explain the role of perception and emotion in leadership.
- Explain the benefits that arise from having a good coaching or mentoring program.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.