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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

UPI Study, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business 205: Foundations of Leadership


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate classical and contemporary leadership theories in depth, analyzing their applicability in diverse organizational contexts; apply various leadership styles effectively in real-world scenarios, examining the ethical, social, and legal dimensions of leadership in contemporary organizations; develop advanced communication and interpersonal skills, utilizing decision-making models and quantitative analysis for informed business decisions; resolve conflicts within teams and organizations using effective management strategies; and investigate leadership challenges in a global business environment. cultivate a global mindset and perspective in business management, assessing the role of corporate social responsibility and ethical leadership in business; promote diversity and inclusion in leadership; implement management principles to enhance leadership effectiveness and navigate complexities in diverse team environments; formulate mission and vision statements; demonstrate proficiency in leadership communication; and implement effective meeting management strategies.


The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, assignments and a proctored final exam. Major topics include  introduction to Leadership in the Workplace; Exploring Leadership Styles and Traits; Leadership and Management Functions; Effective Leadership and Leadership Theories; Decision-Making in Leadership and Business; Communication Skills in Leadership; Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities of Leadership; Leadership in Work Groups and Teams; Managing Conflict and Achieving Conflict Resolution; Leadership in the Global Business Arena.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Business Administration, or Management (1/24).