Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

DBA 880
Leadership Theory, Research and Application

Covers the history and evolution of leadership theories and practice, from classical times to the present, with an emphasis and focus on business leadership. Through class discussions, reading and in-depth research proposal and presentation, students will compare and contrast different approaches to leadership, review current literature and recent empirical research, and analyze practical applications. Students will choose an in-depth focus on one of many specialized areas including neuroscience and leadership, women and leadership, global leadership, competency-based leadership, leadership and power, complexity and leadership, managing change and innovation, emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership, leadership and culture, or conflict resolution. Students may also choose to focus on the fields of coaching, executive development or strategic management. Students will leave the course with an overview of leadership studies, knowledge of important scholarly and practitioner works, and the skills to apply what they have learned in the business world.

Units: 4