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Master of Organizational Leadership Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions are from the Clarke University Academic Catalog.

CORE COURSES:

(Core Requirement - 27 credit hours)


MOL 517 - Dardis Communications- High Impact Leadership
1 credit/Spring

Designed to ensure students will project a professional image, students will: acquire skills that differentiate oneself as a true leader, learn how to make positive first impressions, engage in rapport building and networking, and develop necessary business and social etiquette. Focus is on gaining the vital skills of today's most influential leaders.

MOL 518 - Dardis Communications- Convincing Conversations
1 credit/Spring

Students will learn to actively listen to understand critical business issues, effectively ask questions to uncover needs, handle objections, to present sound solutions and negotiate win-win agreements. This course allows students to gain an awareness of how they look and sound during a persuasive conversation and to hone their skills.

MOL 516 - Dardis Communications- Leadership Presentation Skills
1 credit/Spring

Using real-world situations, students will learn to; organize their thoughts quickly and present their ideas persuasively, captivate audiences with a professional delivery style, overcome inhibitions and speak with a purpose, strategically build presentations to meet the audience's needs, and control nervousness under pressure.

MOL 510 - Leadership Theory
3 credits/Fall

Designed to look at contemporary theories of leadership. MOL students will analyze and enhance their critical thinking abilities by comparing leadership theories. The course in intended to educate students as to the strengths and limitations of the leadership models covered in the course. A review of the leadership theories and the application to business is examined through the stories and the experiential learning of each student. Course emphasizes connecting leadership theories and practices to leadership situations related to student experiences.

MOL 504 - Assessing and Developing Leadership Styles
3 credits/Spring

This course is designed to assess the various aspects of character including students developing a personal mission, examining their values, purpose, goals and personal strategies. Students will develop a profile of their leadership abilities through self-assessment instruments as well as personal reflection. Special emphasis will be on developing the self-knowledge, enhance leadership skills and enhanced abilities to lead groups and teams.

MOL 535 - Professional Ethics
3 credits/Fall and Summer

This course examines the ethical dimensions of formulating and implementing corporate policies and strategic plans. It utilizes ethical analysis and case studies to identify important ethical issues to be considered in making responsible corporate decisions. Topics may include: privacy, employee job security, product reliability, occupational health and safety, conflict of interest, and the community and political impacts.

MOL 500 - Utilizing Data for Decisions
3 credits/Fall

Designed as a foundational course, this course provides an understanding of accounting, finance and marketing. Accounting practices and financial data are examined and applied to leading in the 21st century. Key marketing concepts are explored, relating to leaders setting organizational direction.

MOL 525 - Strategic Planning and Leadership Communication
3 credits/Spring

This course focuses on strategic planning and the firm in the global environment. It combines the organization's vision with an organization's desires and capabilities. Topics include: leading the strategic management process, competitive analysis, evaluating company resources and competitive capabilities, matching strategies to company's situation and effectively communicating and implementing strategies.

MOL 599 - Leadership Experiential Work Action Project/Capstone
3 credits/Spring

This course is designed as an experiential and theoretical exploration in an area of focused study regarding a real life project, problem or work assignment. Students will focus on integration of the theoretical concepts into the current work environment.

MOL 530 - Leadership Research
3 credits/Fall

This course is designed to examine organizational topics related to their Experiential Work Action Project. Basic quantitative methods such as survey design, data collection, and data analysis will also be covered. The student will research and develop a strategy for their Leadership Experiential Work Action Project.

MOL 573 - Leading in the 21st Century (Topics Business)
3 credits/Fall

This course addresses current issues in leadership and management focusing on selected topics, which may include: leading in a changing technological environment, restructuring for the digital economy, corporate creativity, quality control, or intellectual capital growth. Through the use of readings, case studies and hands-on activities, students will develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of leaders' decision-making processes.


ELECTIVE COURSES:


MOL 559 - Leading in the Global Environment
3 credits/Fall
This course focuses on problem-solving and practical-management with emphasis on international business issues. The course will address challenges facing companies of varying sizes of international development. Topics may include: globalization of markets, barriers to trade and investment, country risk assessment, culture.

MOL 571 - Situational Leadership
Spring
This course provides an in-depth analysis of human resource management and employment relations in organizations. The systems approach looks at the many interdependencies from an organization's internal and external environment acting on employment relations and human resource decision making. Topics include: strategic planning, staffing, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, outsourcing, retention and turnover and selected public policy issues.

MOL 563 - Leading and Building Effective Teams
Spring

This course will explore the theory and practice of group and team dynamics and development. Students will gain an understanding of team development within organizations and contemporary team building strategies.

MOL 501 - Organizational Behavior
Spring

This course addresses the management of organizations from the perspective of structure, process and behavior. Topics include: the design of organizations for goal achievement, the design of jobs, individual and group motivation, team building, leadership, communication, decision-making, and organizational change and development.

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