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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Concepts in Leadership (BUS-356)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the various leadership theories and concepts; analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various leaders; apply principles of leadership to specific situations; summarize the characteristics of effective and ethical leadership; and articulate the skills necessary as effective leaders to navigate today's global marketplace.


Concepts in Leadership (BUS-355) is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on being a good leader. The emphasis of the course is on the practice of leadership. The course examines topics such as the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their leadership performance.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Leadership, Psychology, or Philosophy (2/22).