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2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6310 - Professional Seminar I

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits

Course Description
The objective of the course is to initiate the leadership development process and position the learner for success in graduate study. Students will complete a self-analysis of “self as leader” and formulate short-term personal goals for leadership development, involving understanding leadership styles and acquiring new leadership attributes. In addition, the course will establish expectations for professional writing throughout the program and review the tools and technologies to be employed in the program. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe and apply the key elements of a persuasive presentation
  • Demonstrate proficiency with professional writing standards required in graduate study.
  • Identify key technologies relevant to management and leadership performance in a given context.
  • Assess own skills and abilities with respect to key technologies.
  • Identify a personal development plan to acquire needed skills and abilities to use key technologies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using the Internet and personal productivity tools to complete a variety of tasks.
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills.
  • Develop an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses in relation to context.
  • Incorporate into personal development plan tasks to strengthen one’s ability to work more effectively in the societal context.
  • Identify the personality and character traits of effective leaders
  • Complete a full leadership self-assessment to identify strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Assess and identify the strengths/weaknesses in the leadership capabilities of others

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
Week 0 - Bios and introductions (through the end of Week 1)

Week 1 - Case analysis

Week 2 - Leadership

Week 3 - Executive summaries

Week 4 - Persuasive presentations

Dan Pavletich

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