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MGMT605 - Leadership

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT605 Course ID: 2708 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course covers the elements of contemporary leadership and delineates the principles that are important in the development of a leader for the 21st century. Discussion of the role and function of leadership will include an in-depth analysis and study of needs impacting individuals, organizations and society. The course provides students with a set of leadership skills and competencies on which to build a unique model for effective leadership that can be tested over time.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO1: Examine differences between leaders/managers and analyze perspectives that shape roles and align norms to maintain a healthy organization

LO2: Compare and contrast contemporary issues and theories of leadership in the broad context of national and global trends

LO3: Analyze the responsibilities of leaders through lenses of ethical and moral decision making, use of authority, power, and individual leadership style

LO4: Evaluate an organizational issue, recommend a solution, applying appropriate theoretical models

Grading for the course will be based on the following:

  • Eight Forum Assignments
  • Six Weekly Assignments
  • Two Quizzes
  • Final Project
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Scholarly Written Assignments 30.00 %
Week 3: Annotated Bibliography 5.00 %
Week 4: Outline 5.00 %
Week 5: Abstract 5.00 %
Week 8: Summative End-of-Course Assessment 5.00 %
Week 1: Personal Best Leadership Experience 5.00 %
Week 2: Paper 5.00 %
Final Paper 30.00 %
Week 7: Final Paper 30.00 %

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Academy of Management

Business Net

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.