MGMT 501 Executive Leadership and Management

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.

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BMAL 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.


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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 of at least 600-900 words. The student must then post two replies of at least 250-350 words. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least four peer-reviewed scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.  Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes.

Literature Review Assignment

The student will complete a Literature Review in the following 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. Any sources must have been published within the last five years.  Acceptable sources include peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.  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. 

Literature Review: Final Submission Assignment

The student will research and write an 1800-2100 word Literature Review in current APA format that focuses on a topic relevant to the contemporary issues and practices of leadership and management. The paper must include at least 10 peer-reviewed scholarly journal article references (from Annotated Bibliography and Outline Assignment) with no more than 15% direct quotations. Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. 

Case Study Assignment

For this assignment, the student will write a 1000–1500 word assessment in APA format of their findings and recommendations for improvement at the RST Company and the reason for each recommendation. There will be a title page required, but no abstract.  Perform academic research through the LU Online Library by selecting four peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and the Satterlee text.  Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. 

PowerPoint Presentation Assignments (2)

The student will complete 2 PowerPoint Presentation Assignments in this course. Each Presentation must include 10-15 slides and demonstrate course-related knowledge of the concepts from the Satterlee and Dees texts. For each presentation, students must support their assertions with at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly journal article citations, with one additional citation from the text in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.  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 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. The student will research and write an 800-1500 word summation. The paper must include at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly journal article references in addition to the course textbook, with no more than 15% direct quotations. Graduate level writing is expected with no grammar, spelling, or APA formatting mistakes. 

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: 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 and 15-minute time limit.


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