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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Society of Leadership and Success | Evaluated Learning Experience

Executive Leadership (EXE 302)


Varies, approximately 30 hours.

Various; distance learning format.

August 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply leadership theory to practice and experience; evaluate the role of leadership in organizational culture, change, and conflict resolution; analyze leadership situations from varying points of view in order to systematically evaluate ideas and arguments; develop the seven qualities of effective mentors; explore how to leverage passion into a career; describe how be an inclusive leader; explore ways to focus on performance for success; understand the dynamics of organizational life; identify areas of focus for personal and professional growth; and outline plans for development.


Major topics include integrating leadership development into a personal and professional lifestyle; reviewing 8 leadership styles and understanding the differences between transformational and transactional leadership; describing the characteristics of a leader who adapts to various situations and understanding the team benefits the team when one adapts one’s leadership style; explain what flexible leaders consider when making decisions, and understanding the impact flexibility has on teams; describing the connection between effective emotional challenge and leading through change and assessing and describing areas of strength and weaknesses related to leading through emotional intelligence. The capstone project of this course is to create two final projects:  1) a Leadership Research paper; and 2) a Better World Project.   Each course additionally requires a comprehensive case study analysis. Prerequisite: Foundations of Leadership (FOL 102). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Management, Leadership, Strategic Management, or Strategic Leadership (6/20). NOTE: Students must successfully complete Advanced Leadership (ADV 202) and Executive Leadership (EXEC 302) to gain access to credit recommendations.