Leadership (LEAD)

LEAD 2202 Leadership and Influence — 2 credits

Leadership is a process whereby an individual or group influences others to drive change and leave a lasting positive impact on people, organizations, and communities. This course sets the foundation for continued leadership development throughout the student’s time at St. Kate’s. Students examine what it means to be an ethical and effective leader through self-reflection, self-assessment, and practice leading and influencing others. Students will be exposed to female role model and engage in mentoring relationships to further explore their personal identity and unique value to society. Students will research and reflect on the attributes and behaviors of past and present women leaders, including the founding Sisters of St. Joseph.

LEAD 3002 #Me Too: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace — 2 credits

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is a unique course designed by the Business Department faculty at St. Catherine University. This course examines current organizational strategies in place to address sexual harassment in the workplace and explore the impact of the #MeToo Movement. Students will develop an awareness of the managerial, legal, ethical, and cultural issues related to sexual harassment, analyze and apply this consciousness in role plays. This cumulates in an evaluation of what organizational leaders can do to foster and apply these concepts to the creation of safe workplace environments.

LEAD 3400 Leadership, Effective Teams, and Change Management — 4 credits

This course concentrates on four critical aspects of management: leadership, organizational change, ethics and teams. Students will explore a wide range of theories on effective leadership and apply these theories to their own experience. Students will examine ethics as a philosophical foundation in managing a company. Students will learn and apply organizational change theories/principles and effective team management practices. Case studies and group exercises are used throughout the course. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.

LEAD 4752 Leadership Practicum — 2 credits

This course complements students' academic work by giving them the opportunity to apply textbook theory to an actual business practice in an internship. Through an internship, students discover more about a particular profession and learn about their career interests. Once offered an internship position, the next step is to start the process of enrolling in the Business Practicum course. This class is designed for both traditional internships and for "stretch assignments." If students are working at/near full-time, they may be able to negotiate a "stretch assignment" or "career development" project, which is above and beyond current work responsibilities, in their workplace. Whether a traditional internship or a "stretch assignment," students will participate once every two weeks (check the published annual schedule of class meetings) in structured class sessions with peers and instructor, who is also the Faculty Internship Advisor, to discuss and evaluate what students are learning in their internships. Class discussions and readings will focus on internship and career-related topics. Offered in fall, spring and summer sessions. Register under ACCT for accounting, LEAD for leadership, or BUSI for other business-related internships. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: A minimum of three business courses completed, junior standing, and a work situation approved by the instructor.

LEAD 4753 Leadership Practicum — 3 credits

This course complements students' academic work by giving them the opportunity to apply textbook theory to an actual business practice in an internship. Through an internship, students discover more about a particular profession and learn about their career interests. Once offered an internship position, the next step is to start the process of enrolling in the Business Practicum course. This class is designed for both traditional internships and for "stretch assignments." If students are working at/near full-time, they may be able to negotiate a "stretch assignment" or "career development" project, which is above and beyond current work responsibilities, in their workplace. Whether a traditional internship or a "stretch assignment," students will participate once every two weeks (check the published annual schedule of class meetings) in structured class sessions with peers and instructor, who is also the Faculty Internship Advisor, to discuss and evaluate what students are learning in their internships. Class discussions and readings will focus on internship and career-related topics. Offered in fall, spring and summer sessions. Register under ACCT for accounting, LEAD for leadership, or BUSI for other business-related internships. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: A minimum of three business courses completed, junior standing, and a work situation approved by the instructor.

LEAD 4754 Leadership Practicum — 4 credits

This course complements students' academic work by giving them the opportunity to apply textbook theory to an actual business practice in an internship. Through an internship, students discover more about a particular profession and learn about their career interests. Once offered an internship position, the next step is to start the process of enrolling in the Business Practicum course. This class is designed for both traditional internships and for "stretch assignments." If students are working at/near full-time, they may be able to negotiate a "stretch assignment" or "career development" project, which is above and beyond current work responsibilities, in their workplace. Whether a traditional internship or a "stretch assignment," students will participate once every two weeks (check the published annual schedule of class meetings) in structured class sessions with peers and instructor, who is also the Faculty Internship Advisor, to discuss and evaluate what students are learning in their internships. Class discussions and readings will focus on internship and career-related topics. Offered in fall, spring and summer sessions. Register under ACCT for accounting, LEAD for leadership, or BUSI for other business-related internships. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: A minimum of three business courses completed, junior standing, and a work situation approved by the instructor.