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Business 304: Leading Organizational Change
December 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the meaning of leadership, how leaders function leaders as change agents and their role in organizational change; evaluate the major internal and external factors that drive organizational change; compare and contrast the key leadership theories and their relevance to organizational change; describe the barriers to change within an organization and strategies to address them; explain the concept of corporate culture and its effect on organizational change; compare and contrast leadership styles and how they align with effective organizational change; analyze the concepts of vision and mission in the context of organizations; explain the meaning of organizational change and models of change; explain the role of communication in successful organizational change; and connect the effects of globalization and global change to organizational change.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: how leadership affects organizational change; leadership theories and organizational change, types of leadership in business, power and leadership in business organizations, choosing organizational structures, change factors in organizations, management functions and organizational change, organizational change theories, strategies for implementing changes in business, communicating change in business, organizational change and company culture, corporate vision, mission and change, and issues in leading organizational change; globalization and organizational change.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Leadership, Change Management, or Management (12/17).