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Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies

Course Descriptions

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LDST 201
Survey of Leadership
Ministry, Leadership & Management
3

Exploration of expectancy leader-member exchange (LMX) transactional transformational servant leadership and other theories affords students an opportunity to apply theory to organizations and leaders of today.

LDST 250
Study of Great Leaders
Leadership
3

Significant historical and contemporary leaders to identify exemplary leadership behaviors and skills to promote strong moral reasoning and wisdom.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 305
Innovation Leadership
Leadership
3

The nature, requirements, and beneficial role of entrepreneurial thinking for the leader as innovator in the organization and in society.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 310
Systems Thinking
Leadership
3

Introduction to the vocabulary and methodologies associated with the discipline of systems thinking. Students apply the tools processes and principles that aid in understanding the relationship between the parts of any system particularly human systems exploring how organizations operate and how various leadership styles and decisions can affect those operations.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 330
Ethics
Leadership, Accounting, Cybersecurity
3

The nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders; the effect of leader's values and beliefs on decision-making.

LDST 350
Communication and Influence
Ministry, Leadership & Management
3

Leader's behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader's ability to positively influence followers.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 370
Managerial Decision-Making
Leadership
3

Investigate analytical and process skills for effective decision-making and change management. Assess key factors in the change process, effective planning and problem-solving.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 425
Leading Teams
Ministry, Leadership & Management
3

The influence of virtual teams on leadership effectiveness; the development of interactive and dynamic groups in virtual and face-to-face environments.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 435
Strategic Planning
Ministry, Leadership & Management
3

Study of the process and nature of strategic planning including the constraints and opportunities leaders face in strategic planning the leader's task in accommodating and minimizing these limitations and the impact of these constraints on strategic choices.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 440
Organizational Dynamics
Ministry, Leadership & Management
3

The concepts, theories, and current practice regarding organizational structures and their development, the dynamics of individual and collective behavior within organizations; human interaction within organizations to foster and manage change. Emphasis on the role of leadership and cultural values.

Prerequisites: LDST 201

LDST 498
Senior Leadership Project
3

Capstone project to integrate leadership and the student�s concentration area. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Prerequisites: LDST 390.

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