Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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Special Topics: Principles of Leadership: Theory and Practice

Special Topics: Principles of Leadership: Theory and Practice Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: CEA Barcelona Center
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Business
Instruction in: English
Course Code: BUS354BCN
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45


This course combines the discussion of the concept and theories of leadership in a variety of fields, with activities designed to help you increase your self-awareness and capacity for effective leadership.

The course will answer the question: What makes someone a good leader? By examining the main approaches and exemplifying them through case studies from business organizations, class experiments and dynamic research. In each discussion, you will be given the opportunity to self-assess your leadership capacities, explore your values and core assumptions, and reflect on your own personal history. Through this, you will be able to discover your strengths, and focus on developing the areas that can help you achieve success as a leader, particularly in the business field.

This course combines lectures, class discussions, films, self-assessment activities, peer feedback, case studies, guest speakers, field studies, team challenges and experiential exercises to enhance your learning and contribute towards your development as an effective leader.
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