Leadership: Theory and Practice

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Leadership: Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Leadership

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Leadership is one of the world?s oldest preoccupations. Since the beginning of civilization, prophets, kings, rulers and managers have struggled to find answers to an important question: Why do most leaders or managers elicit merely competent performance from their followers, while a select few inspire extraordinary achievement? Given increased globalization, diversity, restructuring, e-business and innovation in today?s business environment, finding answers to this question is important for maintaining organizational competitiveness.

    The purpose of this course is to provide answers to this question by identifying traits and behaviors associated with outstanding leaders, explaining how they get results, and why their leadership often exceeds all expectable limits. This course is designed to introduce students to a) behaviors associated with outstanding leadership, b) social learning and cognition in organizations as a context to promote outstanding leadership, and c) leadership development as a strategic intervention to enhance individual, group, and organizational motivation and performance.

    We will interact through Website technology, general group discussions, team projects, lecturettes, case discussions, exercises and videos. Class sessions will focus on issues raised by the readings, cases, and issues relevant to students? organizational experiences. A portion of the class time may be set aside for the coordination of team projects.


    • To provide students with an increased understanding of the concepts, theories, and behavioral skills associated with outstanding leadership.
    • To introduce students to the Full Range Leadership Development model as a strategic intervention to enhance its impact on motivation and performance.
    • To improve students? analytic, conceptual and communication skills through team-based learning structures and oral and written assignments.
    • To enhance students? self-leadership.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.