Leadership

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Leadership

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Leadership

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 2003 Management Principles or MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations  

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Major theories and research findings in leadership. Application of theories and concepts to develop critical thinking and leadership skills. The dynamics of leadership. Topics include motivating and influencing people; power, politics and negotiation; teambuilding; managing conflict, leading decision groups; transformational, strategic leadership and change.

    RATIONALE: 
    Leadership is key to the strategic long-term growth and success of every organization. The study of leadership provides students with the conceptual models, behavioral approaches and self-assessment tools necessary for effective leadership and strategic choice. This course examines the significant role of the leader and is directed toward the growth and development of people.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Explain the major theories and models of leadership and analyze their interrelationships. (Analysis)
    2. Assess a leader’s leadership style. (Evaluation)
    3. Apply a variety of theories, models and tactics that would be effective in different contexts and situations. (Application)
    4. Assess one’s own strengths and weaknesses as a leader. (Evaluation)

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, critical assessment of subject-related articles, experiential exercises, self-assessment questionnaires, and case studies.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course content.
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors may use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources.