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Online · School of Business · Graduate Business

Executive Leadership and Management
MGMT-501

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 02/04/2020

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive perspective on leadership and management, from both an historical and current practices perspective. The link between management and leadership is examined and the application of leadership theory is explored.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

BMAL 501 benefits students in three ways: 1) in balance with studies of theory, this course emphasizes the practical side of developing the actual competencies and attitudes necessary for successful, effective leadership and management across organizations; 2) it considers how managers and leaders at all levels of an organization impact the effectiveness of top executives; and 3) it addresses the need for Christian leaders and managers to integrate their faith with their learning and actions regarding leadership and management across all types of organizations.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate the concepts of leadership presented in this course with faith and learning.
  2. Examine the concepts of leadership from both the historical and organizational perspectives.
  3. Compare and contrast the functions of leadership and management.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchases

Dees, R. F. (2013). Resilient leaders. Williamsburg, VA: RFD, LLC. ISBN: 9780985597993.

Satterlee, A. (2018). Organizational management and leadership: A Christian perspective, Third edition. Raleigh, NC. Synergistics International. ISBN: 9781934748169.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Additional Materials for Learning 

  1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
  2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
  3. Blackboard recommended browsers
  4. Microsoft Office

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Group Discussion Board Forums (6)

For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student will participate in 8 Group Discussion Board Forums consisting of 2 parts: individual and collaborative. For the individual part, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each individual thread must include at least 4 sources. For the collaborative part, the student will work with his or her group to synthesize the threads into a summary of 1,000–1,200 words. Each group thread must include at least 7 sources. Individual submissions to the group assignment do not fall under the late policy and cannot be accepted.

Literature Review

The student will complete a Literature Review in 3 stages:

Literature Review: Topic

The student will select and submit the topic he or she wishes to research. Approval from the instructor is required.

Literature Review: Annotated Bibliography and Outline

The student will submit an Annotated Bibliography of at least 15 references (in current APA format, with a cover page and abstract) that he or she plans on using for the research. Each reference must include a summary, analysis, and assessment. The student will also submit a detailed outline of at least 3 pages in current APA format.

Literature Review: Final Submission

The student will research and write a 2,700–3,000-word Literature Review in current APA format that focuses on a topic relevant to the contemporary issues and practices of leadership and management. The paper must include at least 15 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible, with no more than 15% direct quotations. The final paper will be submitted to SafeAssign.

Peer Review

At the end of the course, the student will submit a Peer Review evaluating each group members’ participation in the group discussion board assignments. The student will provide a detailed narrative on other group members’ commitment, contributions, effectiveness, and leadership.

Tests (2)

Each test will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each test will be open-book/open-note and contain 2 short answer questions as well as approximately 30 multiple-choice, true/false, and/or matching questions. Each quiz will have a 1-hour and 15-minute time limit.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Group Discussion Board Forums (1 at 30 pts; 5 at 80 pts ea)

430

Literature Review

Topic

0

Annotated Bibliography and Outline

120

Final Submission

200

Peer Review

50

Test 1

(Module 2)

100

Test 2

(Module 4)

100

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

MGMT 501

Textbooks: Satterlee, Organization Management and Leadership (2018).

Dees, Resilient Leaders (2013).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Satterlee: chs. 1–2

1 presentation

2 websites

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Literature Review: Choose Topic

10

0

0

2

Satterlee: chs. 3–4

1 presentation

2 websites

Group DB Forum 1: Charter

Group DB Forum 2: Satterlee

Test 1

30

80

100

3

Satterlee: chs. 5–6

1 presentation

2 websites

Group DB Forum 3: Satterlee

80

4

Satterlee: chs. 7–8

1 presentation

1 video

2 websites

Bibliography and Outline

Test 2

120

100

5

Dees: chs. 1–2

1 presentation

Group DB Forum 4: Dees

80

6

Dees: chs. 3–4

1 presentation

Group DB Forum 5: Dees

80

7

Dees: chs. 5–7

1 presentation

1 article

Literature Review: Final Submission

200

8

Dees: chs 8–9

1 website

Group DB Forum 6: Summative

Peer Review

80

50

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Modules/Weeks 1- 7 begins on Monday at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Module/Week 8 begin on Monday morning at 12:00am. (ET) and end on Friday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET).