Course Catalog

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

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
LEAD 300
Management and Leadership

3 Unit(s)

Introduces management and leadership theory and knowledge. Develops analytical and decision-making skills, and organizational knowledge. Explores basic concepts of management and leadership and how organizational context impacts managerial and leadership actions.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021

LEAD 301
Personal Leadership

3 Unit(s)

This course focuses on building strong self-awareness of strengths, opportunities for development, values, and professional goals. Students develop skills in emotional intelligence, difficult conversations, and personal power. Recommended corequisite: LEAD 300.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021

LEAD 303
Teamwork in Organizations

3 Unit(s)

This hands-on course develops skills needed to be a successful team member and team leader. Students learn and apply the tools and techniques necessary to design, establish, and maintain high performing teams within organizations. Corequisite: LEAD 300. An additional materials fee of $26.00 will be charged at the time of registration.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021

LEAD 304
Leading Complex Change

3 Unit(s)

This course teaches students to think strategically and systemically in order to design and lead complex transformational change in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity. Students are introduced to the latest thinking in neuroscience, complexity leadership, polarity management, and change leadership. It is strongly recommended that students have a basic understanding of leadership and management before taking this course.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021

LEAD 305
Adaptive Decision Making

3 Unit(s)

Leaders who are capable of adapting their own leadership approaches and their organization's decision-making processes to the circumstances of the business environment will be more effective at leading their organizations in environments that are increasingly unpredictable, complex and even disruptive or chaotic. This course uses applied exercises, case studies and simulations to introduce and practice a variety of business decision-making methods and tools in the context of an organization's changing environment, particularly where cause-and-effect relationships are not simple and linear. Students will consider and be able to operate in two to three modes that assist in adaptive decision making. They will also become familiar with decision making biases and be able to detect their own and develop a strategy for mitigating. It is strongly recommended that students have a basic understanding of leadership and management before taking this course.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021

LEAD 306
Integrated Leadership Mastery

3 Unit(s)

This capstone course in leadership provides students with the opportunity to synthesize integrate and reinforce the knowledge, skills and mindset acquired in this leadership program. Students apply skills to develop strategy, influence others, work with individuals from diverse cultures, and respond ethically. Students will strengthen their own internal personal leadership mastery within an increasingly complex external environment. This practical, hands-on course also includes an opportunity to receive specific feedback on current leadership strengths and opportunities for development. Students will be expected to be conceptually as well as analytically rigorous in formulating and defending typical leadership recommendations. Students will develop a personal leadership philosophy guidebook which integrates and synthesizes the knowledge and skills acquitted in the program. Prerequisite: LEAD 300, LEAD 301, and LEAD 303. Corequisites: LEAD 304 and LEAD 305.

View Course Sections: Spring 2022 , Fall 2021 , Summer 2021