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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Leadership BUS 311


Varies; self-study. 

CIS authorized proctor sites and online.

June 2023 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate leadership challenges and the use of different leadership styles; assess how to achieve the best out of people and lead effective teams; identify how to communicate effectively in diverse contexts; describe and analyze essential leadership characteristics and qualities; appraise how a leader demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvements; identify and compare different leadership theories, theorists, and theoretical constructs.


Principles of Leadership is designed to give students a critical understanding of what leadership involves and how to apply and evaluate a range of leadership qualities and theoretical approaches. From engaging employees and leading change to why culture, values, and trust matter, this course covers various leadership qualities and challenges. Students will evaluate diverse challenges, including creating and leading effective teams, communicating effectively, dealing with conflict, and how to become an insightful, emotionally intelligent leader who leads with integrity. Students will also appreciate the need for continuous improvement. Assessment in this course includes two assignments and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Leadership, Management, or Business (6/23).