COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: LEADERSHIP
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
BUS 509 B 1 - - - 3 8
Lecturer and Office Hours: Xhimi Hysa
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: Leadership: This course presents the theory of leadership and how it is applicable on our everyday living environment. It describes different leadership approaches that make the correlation between theory and practice more efficient through new research findings, figures and tables, and everyday applications of many leadership topics including leader–member exchange theory, transformational and authentic leadership, team leader¬ship, the labyrinth of women’s leadership, and historical definitions of leadership. The teaching methodology and pedagogy are multidisciplinary and relies on different methods and techniques. The classical theoretical part is integrated with the practical one. The later includes case studies, teamwork exercises, self assessment and “meaning catch-out” (including articles, videos, etc).
Course Objectives: This course presents the theory of leadership and how it is applicable on our everyday living environment. It describes different leadership approaches that make the correlation between theory and practice more efficient through new research findings, figures and tables, and everyday applications of many leadership topics including leader–member exchange theory, transformational and authentic leadership, team leadership, the labyrinth of women’s leadership, and historical definitions of leadership. The teaching methodology and pedagogy are multidisciplinary and relies on different methods and techniques. The classical theoretical part is integrated with the practical one. The later includes case studies, teamwork exercises, self assessment and “meaning catch-out” (including articles, videos, etc). The main objective is to reduce the gap between the theoretical part and the practical one in leading today organizations.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction to leadership
2 Trait Approach
3 Skills Approach
4 Style Approach
5 Situational Approach
6 Contingency Theory
7 Path–Goal Theory
8 Leader–Member Exchange Theory
9 Transformational Leadership
10 Servant and Authentic Leadership
11 Team Leadership
12 Psychodynamic Approach
13 Women and Leadership
14 Leadership Ethics And Culture
Prerequisite(s): -
Textbook: Northouse, P. (2013). Leadership: theory and practice. Sage Publications.
Other References: Rowe, W.G., Guerrero, L. (2011). Cases in Leadership. Sage Publications; Harvard Business Review articles, cases and videos on leadership; Readings from Peter Drucker, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, Tom Peters, Bruce Avolio, Jones Gareth, and others.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Evaluating and questioning leadership theories
2 Developing leadership traits, skills, and styles
3 Increasing the awareness of ethical and authentic behavior of potential leaders
4 Performing into practice leadership approaches with creativity
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Other
1
100
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignments
Final examination 1 14 14
Other 16 5 80
Total Work Load:
200
Total Work Load/25(h):
8
ECTS Credit of the Course:
8