Program Overview

No matter what role you occupy on the team, leadership abilities and awareness are essential to building integrity and enhancing effectiveness. The Leadership concentration provides coursework in organizational dynamics, conflict management, teamwork, and psychology, developing graduates’ capacity for leadership in a variety of settings.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Leadership Concentration Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of study. Students in this program must complete 54 units of core General Education courses, 42 units within their chosen major, and 24 units of courses from an academic concentration. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 units of study at JFKU Online powered by FlexCourse℠. The Below listed curriculum covers the 24 semester units from the academic concentration.

Leadership
Units
LDR 360 International Business
3
This course covers the concepts of international organizational structures and management processes including the cultural, political, economic and legal environments of global marketing, world market patterns, and international trade theory.
LDR 364 Organizational Behavior
3
Workplaces vary substantially, not only in their products and services, but also in organizational behavior. This course addresses the sources of difference, such as communication, decision-making, culture, structure, and focuses on ways managers can influence individual and group behavior to create effective organizations.
LDR 471 Conflict Management
3
This course will focus on techniques and skills to manage conflict using appropriate strategies, tactics, and goal setting. Emphasis is placed on building long-term positive relationships in professional settings, theoretical and practical aspects of authority, face-saving, conflict assessment, communication, and problem solving.
LDR 472 Mentoring and Team Leadership
3
This course will give students insight into the management and motivation of employees. Areas covered in this course include selecting the right people for the job, delegating effectively, accountability, coping with challenging people, and building effective teams.
Leadership
Units
LDR 481 Principles and Practice of Leadership
3
This course explores the history, meaning, theory and styles of leadership. From dyadic, group, and organizational perspectives, students examine the type of leadership required to create and maintain high levels of performance in organizations. Students learn how leaders evolve and also discover their own philosophy of leadership and how to apply it effectively.
MGT 411 Strategic Planning
3
Recognizing the elements and approaches for developing and implementing a strategic plan are necessary for successful execution of a mission and long-term objectives of any organization. Special emphasis is placed on an integrated planning process that incorporates strategic analysis and other action steps necessary for creating and documenting a strategic plan, which will drive the accomplishment of operational plans.
PSY 389 Cross-Cultural Psychology
3
This course provides an opportunity to explore how culture affects various mental and emotional states, including problem solving and parenting as well as child development. Students will gain an understanding of interconnectedness, difference, and diversity in a global society.
PSY 421 Social Psychology
3
The analysis of social behavior includes social cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, and group processes. Both theory and research findings will be examined.
Leadership
Units
LDR 481 Principles and Practice of Leadership
3
This course explores the history, meaning, theory and styles of leadership. From dyadic, group, and organizational perspectives, students examine the type of leadership required to create and maintain high levels of performance in organizations. Students learn how leaders evolve and also discover their own philosophy of leadership and how to apply it effectively.
MGT 411 Strategic Planning
3
Recognizing the elements and approaches for developing and implementing a strategic plan are necessary for successful execution of a mission and long-term objectives of any organization. Special emphasis is placed on an integrated planning process that incorporates strategic analysis and other action steps necessary for creating and documenting a strategic plan, which will drive the accomplishment of operational plans.
PSY 389 Cross-Cultural Psychology
3
This course provides an opportunity to explore how culture affects various mental and emotional states, including problem solving and parenting as well as child development. Students will gain an understanding of interconnectedness, difference, and diversity in a global society.
PSY 421 Social Psychology
3
The analysis of social behavior includes social cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, and group processes. Both theory and research findings will be examined.

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It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student