Leadership Studies (LEAD)

LEAD 500   Effective Leadership Studies    3 Hours

An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 525   Leadership Ethics    3 Hours

Study of contemporary ethical issues facing leaders with an emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound solutions.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 530   Organizational Change    3 Hours

A course of advanced study of planned and unplanned change at the individual and group level as well as the significance leadership plays in change. Various skills and methodologies of leadership theories will be discussed to better understand change through leadership.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 540   Leading Teams    3 Hours

Study of issues impacting team leaders and members; emphasis on examining and analyzing solutions for effective team leadership.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor's permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 550   Leadership in Global Context    3 Hours

Study and analysis of cultural imipacts on successful leadership in various global areas. Focus on cultural theories and models that influence leadership across contexts.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or instructor's permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 560   Applied Research Methods in Organizational Leadership    3 Hours

This course examines applied research methods used to develop solutions to questions and issues faced by leaders in organizations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 565   Leadership Coaching within Organizations    3 Hours

This course is designed to develop organizational leadership coaching skills within the organization to improving the performance and efficiency of not only individuals but the productivity of the organization. This course also includes an emphasis on experiential learning through coaching practice activities.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

LEAD 575   Leadership Special Topics    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Applications of leadership theories and methodologies in selected fields, including the sciences, engineering, urban planning, the arts, public health, education, and business, and for study abroad programs.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; summer 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 597   Capstone in Leadership Studies    3 Hours

Course is designed for individual student analysis of a topic of interest relative to contemporary organizations. Project will be comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, thereby requiring integration of concepts from various disciplines included in the program.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016

LEAD 598   Independent Study in Organizational Leadership    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Individual research, literature review or professional development project in a specific area of leadership, in close cooperation with supervising faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LEAD 600   Capstone in Leadership Experience    3-6 Hours

This course will provide students with a culminating experience to integrate the major topics studied in the discipline, demonstrate their mastery of the curriculum, and apply their leadership skills in organizational contexts and settings.
Prerequisite(s): After completion of all other courses approved for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies or concurrent with the last course needed for fulfillment of the certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017