BUS-Z370 Integrated Business Core — Leadership
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): Completion of all I-Core prerequisites, must have Junior standing.
- Corequisite(s): BUS-F370, BUS-M370, BUS-P370, and BUS-T375. Students enroll using BE375.
Cross-functional survey of business management. The first part of the class introduces the concept of employees as a human resource and theories of how leaders can combine the personalities, knowledge, skills, and abilities of individual workers to achieve the firm’s goals. Then, students learn principles of peer-to-peer feedback and tools to analyze team effectiveness. With instructor guidance, they practice peer coaching and explore strategies for creating a culture conducive to the coaching and development of both individuals and teams. Finally, students focus on leadership in the environment of an organization, learning ways in which performance management systems shape behavior. By the end of the class, they will be able to: diagnose sources of conflict and prescribe/enact behaviors to resolve it; analyze and develop influence strategies within an organizational context; and implement strategies through which individuals and groups can attain innovative and creative outcomes. Students may not receive credit for both Z370 and (Z302 or Z304).