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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6774

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC - Replacing selected topics number - Executive MBA program. GC appd. to USF Sys 12/10; to SNCS 12/18. Reactivated effective 12/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4747 2013-05-02
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Management BA 140500
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sally Riggs Fuller 9741766

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAN 6774 Executive Leadership

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Executive Leadership
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    This course is designed for graduate students who are or aspire to be top executives in triple bottom line organizations. The underlying assumption of this course is the mission of executive leaders is to achieve high commitment and high performance.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    required every year for EMBA students

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in Management or related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    •Identify the various contexts of executive leadership.

    •Explore various managerial processes.

    •Examine the practical implications of executive leadership research.

    •Evaluate the traditional and contemporary approaches to power and their relationship to executive leadership

    •Identify practical implications of the trait behavior approach for executives.

    •Examine and distinguish among the major contingency theories

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Comprehend the assumptions and beliefs of Executive Leaders.

    Understand how executives influence organizational performance.

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of leadership traits.

    Understand the role of inertia in organizations.

    Critically analyze the charismatic and transformational approaches to executive leadership

    Comprehend the various theoretical perspectives and paradoxes related to follower motivation.

    C. Major Topics

    Executive leadership role in the influence and development of the following organization processes: strategy, structure, management systems, motivation, decision-making, human resource policy, culture, communication, team innovation, control, change, management and public relations.

    D. Textbooks

    Beer, Michael. High Commitment – High Performance: How to Build A Resilient Organization For Sustained Advantage, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2009.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional readings and online resources to be assigned by instructor

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Class Attendance, Attitude and Participation 40%

    Team Project 30%

    Lessons Learned Paper 30%

    The plus and minus system will be used

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Class Attendance, Attitude and Participation 40%

    Team Project 30%

    Lessons Learned Paper 30%

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make-up work will only be given in the case of documented emergencies. The University’s policies on academic dishonesty and disruption of the academic process are clearly set forth in the USF Graduate Catalog. These policies will be strictly enforced. Please be advised that punishment for academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, includes an automatic “F” (or “FF”) in the course, and action that may result in suspension or expulsion.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Executive MBA

  5. Course Concurrence Information


    MS in Management

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