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(1)    GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONS

LEVEL OF STUDY (BSc/MSc)

BSc

COURSE CODE

704

SEMESTER

7th

COURSE TITLE

Leadership

INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case the credits are awarded in separate parts of the course e.g. Lectures, Laboratory Exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded uniformly for the whole course, indicate the weekly teaching hours and the total number of credits.

WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS

CREDIT UNITS

4

5

 

 

Add rows if needed. The teaching organization and teaching methods used are described in detail in (d).

COURSE TYPE

general background, special background, general knowledge specialization, skills development

General Background

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

None

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING and EXAMS:

Greek

IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

Yes

ELECTRONIC COURSE PAGE (URL)

https://eclass.uth.gr/courses/DE_U_128/

(2)    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this course, knowledge and skills that will be gained, and abilities of an appropriate level that students will acquire after the successful completion of the course.

Refer to Appendix A.

  • Description of the Level of Learning Outcomes for each course of study according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
  • Descriptive Indicators of Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Annex B
  • Summary Guide for writing Learning Outcomes

This course introduces the students to the concept of leadership and to the internal and external business environment, and focus on answering to the following questions:

A)      How can we define leadership?

B)      A leader is born or created?

C)      Which are the basic characteristics of a leader?

D)      Which are the ways that a leader should develop?

E)      Which are the basic theories concerning leadership?

After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Understand in depth the concept of leadership and the ways that it develops.
  • Understand the factors that influence the efficient leadership behavior.
  • Realize and analyze which are the basic characteristic of the personality of a leader and how can they influence their behavior
  • Understand the basic skills that a leader should have according to their hierarchic level
  • Understand Blake & Mouton model and recognize the different styles of leadership that modern leaders should develop
  • Apply the basic modern leadership theories (Transformational, Laissez-faire etc)
  • Identify the reasons why a leader may go off the rails
  • Critically study some of the most famous modern and past leaders

General Skills

Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must have acquired (as they are listed in the Diploma Supplement and are listed below) which of the following is the aim of the course ?

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas  

Project design and management

Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity in gender issues

Exercise criticism and self-criticism

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Other…

…….

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

(3)    COURSE CONTENT

1. Leader and leadership definition

2. Leadership Traits

3. Leadership Skills

4. Leadership Styles

5. Situational Leadership

6. Leader Member Exchange - LMX

7. Transformational Leadership

8. Servant Leadership

9. Authentic Leadership

10. Leadership: Case studies

11. Study of modern and past leaders

 

(4)    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS - EVALUATION

TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, distance learning, etc..

Face to face

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students

Usage of e-class with course material, communication through e-mail with students, usage of e-registrar’s webpage for finale course results (students grades)

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The teaching methodologies are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliography study & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive teaching, Study visits, Study work, artwork, creatio, etc

 

Indicate the student's study hours for each learning activity as well as the non-guided study hours according to the ECTS principles

Activity

Semester Workload

Lectures (13 study weeks, 3 hours per week)

39 hours (1.56 ECTS)

Publications study (5 hours per week)

65 hours (2.60 ECTS)

Assignments

20 hours (0.8 ECTS)

Exams’ Preparation

26 hours (1.04 ECTS)

Course Total  Effort

150 hours (6 ECTS)

STUDENT EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Report / Report, Oral Examination, Public Presentation, Public Presentation, Others

 

Explicitly defined assessment criteria are stated and if and where they are accessible to students.

The evaluation will be carried out by taking into account the final grade in the exams and the grade of the written assignment.

(5)    BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suggested Bibliography:

Ελληνική

- Ρωσσίδης,  Ι., Μπελιάς, Δ., Ασπρίδης,  Γ. (2018). «Διαχείριση Αλλαγών και Ηγεσία » Θεσσαλονίκη : εκδ. Α.

Τζιόλα & Υιοί Α.Ε. ISBN : 978-960-418-824-6 Έκδοση: 1η/2019 Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77113088

- Northouse, PG. (2019). Ηγεσία. Εκδόσεις Α. Παπασωτηρίου & ΣΙΑ ΙΚΕ

- Μπουραντάς Δ. (2005). Ηγεσία: Ο δρόμος της διαρκούς επιτυχίας. Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα.

 

 

English

-   Northouse PG (2017). Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and practice. Sage, London.

-   Day DV & Antonakis J (2012). The nature of leadership. Sage, London.

-   Rubenstein, D. (2020). How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers. New York: Simon & Schuster

-   Grieser, R. (2017). The ordinary leader: 10 Key insights for building and leading a thriving organization. Achive Publishing.

 

-Scientific journals:

 

Leadership Quarterly

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Leadership and Organizational Development Journal

Academy of Management Journal

Academy of Management Review

Journal of Management

Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of Organizational Behavior