Executive Leadership and Management – BMIS 501

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/07/2022

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive perspective on leadership and management, from both an historical and current practices perspective. The link between management and leadership is examined and the application of leadership theory is explored.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

BMIS 501 benefits students in three ways: 1) in balance with studies of theory, this course emphasizes the practical side of developing the actual competencies and attitudes necessary for successful, effective leadership and management across organizations; 2) it considers how managers and leaders at all levels of an organization impact the effectiveness of top executives; and 3) it addresses the need for Christian leaders and managers to integrate their faith with their learning and actions regarding leadership and management across all types of organizations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

The student will complete 2 Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the assigned Module. The student must then post two replies of by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module. For each thread, students must support their assertions with peer-reviewed scholarly citations in APA format. 

Literature Review Assignments (2)

The student will complete a Literature Review in 2 stages:

Literature Review: Annotated Bibliography and Outline Assignment

The student will submit an Annotated Bibliography with a minimum of 10 annotations (in current APA format, with a cover page and abstract) that they plan on using for the literature review. Each reference must include a summary, analysis, and assessment (see the six required elements listed in the Annotated Bibliography and Outline Instructions.  The student will also submit a detailed outline of at least 2 pages in current APA format. Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. The final paper will be submitted to SafeAssign.

Literature Review: Final Submission Assignment

The student will research and write a Literature Review in current APA format that focuses on a topic relevant to the contemporary issues and practices of leadership and management. Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. The final paper will be submitted to SafeAssign.

Case Study Assignment

For this assignment, the student will write an assessment in APA format of their findings and recommendations for improvement at the RST Company and the reason for each recommendation. Perform academic research through the LU Online Library and select peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and the Satterlee text.  Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. The final paper will be submitted to SafeAssign.

PowerPoint Presentation Assignments (2)

The student will complete 2 PowerPoint Presentation Assignments in this course. Each Presentation will demonstrate course-related knowledge of the concepts from the Satterlee and Dees texts.  The assignments will be due at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module.  Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. Please see the grading rubric and assignment instructions, which include additional guidance.

Summation Paper Assignment

The Summation Assignment corroborates the student’s ability to look at three groups; leadership, management, and followership, and how these three groups’ collaborative efforts are affected in the student’s current place of employment, or were affected in one of their previous places of employment.  The student will use the concepts learned throughout the course to propose how changes in management and leadership styles could improve their current employment situation, or a previous employment situation.  Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. The final paper will be submitted to SafeAssign.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-note and contain 1 essay answer question as well as approximately 30 multiple-choice, true/false, and/or matching questions. Each quiz will have a 1-hour time limit.