MBA in Leadership

 
 
Professor Barry Barnes - MBA in Leadership Degree Program
Barry Barnes, Ph.D. - Professor of Leadership; Ph.D., University of Kansas. Strategic planning, leadership, and organizational behavior.


The MBA in Leadership program requires that you take many of the traditional courses associated with a general MBA program, along with courses that have been tailored to leadership topics. The leadership courses leadership theory, cultural implications of leadership, leading change, and more. You will develop more effective interpersonal and influencing skills that cross all leadership environments. Graduates exit the leadership programs as champions of change who, with passion and enthusiasm, inspire others to reach their full potential. In addition, the MBA in Leadership program is uniquely associated with the Center for Leadership Studies and the Situational Leadership® model, which is strongly intertwined with the program's curriculum.

Program Features:
  • MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at the other campuses, evenings in Miramar, and online. Leadership courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus and online.
  • The program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
  • A Leadership Certificate is also available.

Curriculum Guide  arrowtop

Total credits: 43

MBA Core Courses (27 total credits)

Leadership Concentration Courses (16 total credits):
LED 5630 Leadership Theory & Practice  
LED 5651 Cross Cultural Leadership  
LED 5660 Leadership: A Behavioral Science Approach  
LED 5680 Leading Change  
Capstone (one week course offered only on the Main Campus in the spring):
LED 5695 Situational Leadership  

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions  arrowtop

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LED 5630     Leadership Theory & Practice  (3 cr.)

Leadership Theory & Practice: This is the introductory leadership course in the MS in Leadership program delivered by the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Fischler School of Education and Human Services. The course examines leadership as a process with a tri-fold focus: the leader, the followers, and the situation. Students will have the opportunity to explore several leadership theories and build their own leadership skills. An additional focus will be on leadership development in organizational and private life.

LED 5651     Cross Cultural Leadership  (3 cr.)

In a rapidly changing world, leaders risk failing to attain their goals and those of their organizations unless they recognize the dynamics of cross-cultural communication. They must also understand how cultural forces influence many aspects of the leadership phenomenon. As part of this course, participants will analyze various theoretical frameworks to help them identify culture's effect on attitudes and behaviors, as well as on approaches to ethics, motivational practices, negotiation patterns, strategic decision making, and change. Participants will also develop practical skills that will contribute to the effectiveness and success of their organizations. Case studies and experiential exercises will be used to support learning. Prerequisite: MGT 5020 or GMP 5020 and LED 5630 or GMP 5630.

LED 5660     Leadership: A Behavioral Science Approach  (3 cr.)

This course provides a behavioral science background for the development of current leadership theory. Beginning with organizational research in the early 20th century, the course reviews the landmark theories and research that have paved the way for our current understanding of such concepts as motivation, management and leadership. The course will also emphasize the theory and practice of the Situational Leadership Model by Hersey and Blanchard which emerged from the earlier behavioral science theories. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate their own leadership style through self-and-peer-assessment and improve their ability to adjust their style to match the needs of those they attempt to influence. Prerequisites: MGT 5020 or GMP 5020 and LED 5630 or GMP 5630.

LED 5680     Leading Change  (3 cr.)

Individuals in organizations are continuously required to change their actions in response to changes in leadership, structures, regulatory requirements, markets, and products/services. These efforts can be more successful when individuals choose to take a leadership role in the change process. The course will allow students to become familiar with theories and models which focus on effective change, innovation and organizational alignment. Students will have the opportunity to examine and apply practical tools for individual and organizational change through case studies and class projects. Prerequisites: MGT 5020 or GMP 5020 and LED 5630 or GMP 5630.

LED 5695     Situational Leadership  (4 cr.)

This course allows students to improve their leadership skills by examining and applying a variety of leadership theories and concepts covered in the MS in Leadership program. This includes advanced work with the Situational Leadership Model developed by Dr. Paul Hersey. In this course, students will have the opportunity to broaden and improve their understanding and skills needed for team leadership, coaching, negotiating, leading across cultures, and strategy. The course uses an interactive format and includes case studies, individual and group exercises, group projects, and role-plays. It is offered only in a five day, on-campus intensive format during the Spring term. Pre-work and post-work will be required. This course is not financial aid eligible when taken by itself. Prerequisites: LED 5660 and good academic standing.

Foundation Course Descriptions  arrowtop

ACTP 5001     Introductory Accounting  (3 cr.)

An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

QNTP 5002     Introductory Statistics  (3 cr.)

This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

ECNP 5003     Introductory Economics  (3 cr.)

This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

MKTP 5005     Introductory Marketing  (3 cr.)

This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs.




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