Courses Master Display 2013-2014

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Course title Leadership
Course code EBC4042
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 3-2-2014 4-4-2014 X/E X/E
Level Advanced
Coordinator Marielle Heijltjes, Nicolle van den Elst
For more information: mg.heijltjes@maastrichtuniversity.nl; n.vandenelst@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Central in the Leadership course are integral leadership and knowing oneself this will be achieved by:
- making students familiar with theories and empirical research on leadership;
- introducing students to potential managerial problems which arise when being a leader within an Organisation;
- enabling students to handle the diagnosis and analysis of organisational events and problems which involve leadership issues, and to use this knowledge for the suggestion, comparison and evaluation of problem solutions;
- facilitating reflection on their own leadership experience..
Description
This course on leadership aims to investigate the past and current research perspectives on leadership as well as address the personal skills a manager needs in order to lead others. Specific topics that are addressed include trait, behavioural and contingency theories of leadership, transformational and charismatic leadership, ethics and diversity and several skills of leadership.

The book provides you with a good overview of the leadership literature. It emphasizes the classic readings. However, it is a bit short in new developments in the leadership area. The pecha kucha assignment is meant to fill this gap.

Note: Next to the final paper, assigments during the course will be part of the grade.
Literature
Will be announced on Eleum
Prerequisites
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a bachelor degree with a major in Business. Exchange students need to major in organisation in their Master.
An advanced level of English is required.
Please note, next to the final paper, students will be assessed by means of assignments during the course too.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master International Business Track Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Track Controlling Electives
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Electives
Master International Business Track Organisation Electives
Master International Business Track Organisation Organisation
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Electives
SBE Exchange Master Master Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Master Courses