JWU's Leadership Concentration spans three courses over four years. Foundations of Leadership Studies and Ethics in Business Leadership are required; you have the option to choose between Creative Leadership and Leadership Through Film and Literature. Courses include:
Foundations of Leadership StudiesThis course delineates the principles that are important in the development of a leader for the 21st century. Discussion of the role and function of a leadership position will include an in-depth analysis and study of needs impacting individuals, organizations and society.
Creative LeadershipCreativity can be a valuable tool for leadership in the 21st century. The objective of this course is to develop and to enhance one’s own creativity, allowing each individual the opportunity to become a more productive leader of tomorrow. Extensive classroom participation and a variety of activities will allow each student to experience personal growth and to influence the growth of others. Prerequisite: LEAD2001 or permission of instructor.
Leadership Through Film and LiteratureThis course is an examination of contemporary theories pertaining to leadership in group, organizational and societal settings. The content of the course draws from the humanities as viewed through film and literature selections to illustrate different leadership styles and concepts. The course is based on the premise that leadership, like literature and film, is an art form whose effectiveness is enabled and enhanced through visual presentation. Prerequisite: LEAD2001 or permission of instructor.
Ethics in Business LeadershipThis course examines the basic principles of ethics and their philosophical foundations, particularly as they apply to institutions, environments, leadership and other activities and pursuits of business. It examines those aspects of human behavior that can be labeled right and wrong, and also considers how to foster and implement ethical awareness within a corporate culture. Discussions may include actual cases of business organizations that have presented management and subordinates with difficult moral dilemmas.