Master of Business Administration
MBA Leadership Studies at Baker College
The Leadership Studies MBA at Baker College is
designed for individuals who aspire upper level
administrative and management positions. In addition
to the core MBA courses, students are exposed
to specific leadership issues and theories designed
to develop leaders with vision and problem-solving
skills who can effectively lead an organization
in today's global environment.
Specialized Courses for Leadership
Dynamics of Leadership
Examines many of the issues within the leadership area
including: managing cultural diversity, TQM, team building,
project management, negotiations, the role and responsibilities
of the leader, theories, techniques, practical application
of leadership/followership, supervision, management,
stress management, problem solving, concepts of human
behavior, standards of discipline, effective counseling
techniques, and evaluation of social issues facing
the workforce. This course also examines the evolution
of leadership thought, the various methods for improving
the worker performance through analytical decision
making, and current issues in leadership.
Leadership Theory and Practice
Examines current thinking about the concept of leadership.
This course is intended for people who aspire to become
leaders or expect to deal with them in all areas of
the sociocultural systems of the world. The one area
where leadership seems to manifest itself is in organizations
including business firms, public agencies, the military,
the political and social arena (including movements
or causes), school, churches, and volunteer groups.
While the primary focus of this course is on the development
of an understanding and interpretation of the various
theories and models of leadership, particular attention
is given to examining the leadership style employed,
in context, by a variety of recognized individuals
from all areas.
Evolution of Leadership Thought
Examines contemporary management processes from a management
history perspective. This course will provide a good
understanding of the historical base of contemporary
management necessary in understanding today's contemporary
Profiles in Leadership
Explores leadership styles through leaders' biographies
covering several management eras. This course will
include a global view of leadership. A leadership profile
instrument will assist students in determining his
or her own leadership potential.
Team Leadership - Group Dynamics
Provides an in-depth look at internal processes and
procedures as well as the interaction of various work
groups within an organization. Emphasis will be placed
on the newest concepts as well as more tried-and-trued
management and leadership techniques in a group setting.
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