BUS 612 Principles and Practices of Leadership II

Build the leadership skills that are vital for effective management.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 1.5

How is an executive’s leadership style affected by the organization he or she manages? How does organizational change reflect leadership style? In BUS 612 Principles and Practices of Leadership II, you’ll examine the relationship between leaders and organizations as well as explore further the concepts from BUS 611.

Course Description

Every leader faces situations where they need to turn conflict into opportunities for themselves or others. Effective leaders know how to address and respond to a wide range of situations through effective communication, feedback, and effective conflict management techniques. You will gain valuable insight into the different techniques you can incorporate into your own leadership styles to effectively manage situations. As you consider which style best suits your personality and leadership goals, you’ll learn the steps to take in initiating a conflict resolution model.

Within a team, a variety of relationships exist that can result in relationship conflicts. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of teams by examining concepts such as group dynamics, leader-follower relationships, and delegation skills. Organizational climate can influence team creativity and you’ll look at factors that can impact performance. Teams that are able to make collective decisions are better able to manage themselves and you’ll consider ways to foster self-management.


Sample Assignment

You’ll complete a final product, in either video or written form, that establishes your personal/professional mission and vision statements, and analyzes your leadership style.


Culture, structure, and leadership philosophy directly influence a company's or team's creativity and innovation. As you explore ways to create a positive organizational culture and create ethical leadership and teams, you’ll analyze the behaviors associated with both charismatic and transformational leadership. You’ll also examine the benefits of fostering a diverse workforce as well as the benefits and obstacles to servant and stewardship leadership.

With technology constantly changing the way every enterprise runs, companies that position themselves as learning organizations are better poised to survive and grow. Committing to helping a workforce continually evolve to meet emerging needs can mean leading organizational change. You’ll analyze ways to create a more forward-looking organization as you also consider crisis management, the effects of globalization, and more.


How does a leader's first impression and perception of a follower influence the quality of their relationship?

Discuss this and more in BUS 612.


Course Topics

Throughout this course, you’ll focus on core topics or themes. Sample topics are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • ::  The Leader as Mentor and Mediator
  • ::  Creating Effective Teams
  • ::  The Intersection of Leadership and Corporate Culture
  • ::  Strategic Operations and Alignment

Learning Outcomes: Your Top 8 Takeaways

You’ll continue to develop important leadership skills in BUS 612.

  1. Obtain information.
  2. Judge the qualities of things, services or people.
  3. Coach and develop others.
  4. Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others.
  5. Develop and build teams.
  6. Communicate with persons outside the organization.
  7. Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  8. Sell to or influence others.

Learn More

In BUS 612, you’ll gain an understanding of how leadership style transforms an organization. For more information about this course or other courses in Utica College’s online Master of Business Administration degree, request more information or call us at 315.732.2640 or toll-free 866.295.3106.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.