Organizational Leadership Courses

HB 700. Diversity and Inclusion. In this course, students will explore how their own personal values, beliefs, and behavior may affect their ability to lead effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of themselves, of diverse groups they will be working with in organizations, and of strategies for advancing inclusive organizations. 3 s.h.

HB 701. Conflict Management and Negotiation. This course provides a thorough conceptual framework to help students structure their efforts in conflict management and negotiation through theoretical and practical investigations of social interactions, group behavior, and interpersonal influence in organizational environments. (Not open to students with credit in HB 601). 3 s.h.

HB 708. Change and Innovation in Organizations. Through an analytical framework and systematic methodology, this course prepares students to harness the leadership skills, political resources, and cultural understandings needed to guide innovative and successful change processes in organizations. 3 s.h.

HB 715. Informed Decision Making Through Research. In this course, students focus on using data gleaned from research and evaluation as a tool to enhance decision making processes for organizational effectiveness by emphasizing the simultaneous use and analysis of multiple data streams to guide informed decision making. (Not open to students with credit in HB 713 and 714). 3 s.h.

HB 720. Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership. In this course, students will explore organizational issues related to inclusivity, communication, and ethics and how to effectively lead themselves and others by developing a better understanding of the nature and dynamics of organizational behaviors that impact organizational performance and effectiveness. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of ways to embrace differences, engage in crucial conversations, and lead ethically in organizations. 3 s.h.

HB 721. Ethical Leadership Theory and Practice. This course provides a theoretical framework for the practice of ethical leadership in organizations, while leading to the application of theory and best practices. Through the exploration of theory in ethical dealings and moral leadership, students use critical thinking skills to both identify and remedy ethical issues encountered in organizational settings and interactions. 3 s.h.

HB 725. Quantitative Analysis and Leadership. This course is designed for students to understand, interpret, and use information from financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. The course also focuses on developing and using budgets and other financial tools that are critical in organizational planning and leadership. 3 s.h.

HB 731. Individual Psychology. This course emphasizes the importance of recognizing culture and social and individual factors like personality, emotion, motivation, as well as social, cognitive and human development as key aspects influencing human behavior within social and organizational contexts. 3 s.h.

HB 741. Organizational Theory and Behavior. This course provides an examination of organizational theory and behavior through frameworks that help students gain knowledge and understanding of organizational functioning, operations, and how organizations change over time. 3 s.h.

HB 770. Internship. The internship provides students the opportunity to work in organizations of related interests and to further practice the skills they have learned in the program. The internship can also be used to explore an area of particular interest to the practitioner. (Mandatory Pass/Fail). 3 s.h.

HB 780. Capstone. The capstone provides students the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the program via empirical or action research in an organization. The capstone culminates in a presentation and formal paper. 3 s.h.