Courses

Core Requirements

LDR702 TheoriesAndFndatnsInLdrshpStds

This course evaluates the primary theories and cross-cultural perspectives on leadership and the respective implications and applications in developing a holistic and international model for leadership. Students will develop a comprehensive philosophy of leadership which also evaluates their assumptions about the nature and knowledge of truth, God, humanity, good and evil, and society and their respective implications for leadership in a global society. Students will also develop a leadership improvement plan that examines their leadership strengths and challenges. Students will evaluate established classics in the leadership genre and various case-studies on leadership. (3 units; As offered)

LDR702-A
Shoup, John R.
08/24/2020 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN

LDR721 Organizatnal and Instl Theories

This course evaluates leadership in context of organizational and institutional environments. Students will develop an in depth understanding of organizational and institutional theory and practices recognizing the unique contribution of both fields in understanding the formal and informal structures and rational and irrational processes in any collective activity. Students will be equipped with multiple perspectives to strategically frame and leverage organizational and institutional policies and practices to promote ethical and desired outcomes. Prerequisite: LDR 702. (3 units; As offered)

LDR721-A
Shoup, John R.
01/11/2021 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN

LDR730 Culture and Sociology of Orgnztn

This course evaluates the sociological and cultural aspects associated organizational life and one's own personal and professional development. Students will review various theories of sociology informing organizational structures and interactions. Students will evaluate social and group dynamics of creating and maintaining norms, roles and traditions associated with organizational goals and values. Students will be equipped with the insights and skills to build and maintain an organizational culture of high expectations for optimal performance and facilitate positive change. Prerequisite: LDR 721. (3 units; As offered)

LDR740 Creative and Effective Decsn Mkg

This course evaluates theories on the nature of knowledge, knowledge management, and decision making. Students will evaluate common reasoning fallacies and biases that make for flawed decisions and develop more robust and creative decision making strategies and processes that meet the needs of the situation. Students will develop a comprehensive rubric of principles that allows for effective management of knowledge and decision making. (3 units; As offered)

LDR740-A
Shoup, John R.
01/11/2021 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN
LDR740-B
Shoup, John R.
01/11/2021 M 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN

LDR750 Ldrshp Ethcs, Vrtues, and Prctcs

This course evaluates various ethical frameworks and worldviews with an emphasis on the Christian worldview in order to promote ethical and virtuous leaders. Students will establish principles for practicing ethical judgments and habits for virtuous and ethical leadership practices. Students will develop a personal heuristic for developing virtues and making ethical decisions that address ethical and moral dilemmas and choices that confront those in leadership positions. Prerequisite: LDR 721. (3 units; As offered)

LDR760 Leading and Managing Complexity

This course evaluates systems and complexity theories and their respective implications for leadership. Students will explore the rules and patterns that govern all nonlinear and dynamic systems. Students will develop strategies and skills to successfully lead institutions and manage the complexity and chaos associated with leadership in complex environments. Prerequisite: LDR 721. (3 units; As offered)

LDR760-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
08/24/2020 M 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
LDR760-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
08/24/2020 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN

LDR770 Social Capital

This course examines the relationship between social capital and specific types of political and economic behavior from a comparative (local, regional, and global) perspective. More specifically, the course examines the impact of social capital on important policy outcomes, such as democracy building, economic development, and governmental performance. (3 units; As offered)

LDR770-A
McHorney, Chris A.
01/11/2021 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN
LDR770-B
McHorney, Chris A.
01/11/2021 M 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN

LDR780 Personnel Development

This course evaluates critical theories and practices associated with recruiting and retaining quality and competent personnel and developing effective teams. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully work with and develop their colleagues to accomplish organizational objectives, with an emphasis on communication, team building and grooming emerging leaders. Students will also develop competencies in managing employee problems and due process. (3 units; As offered)

LDR790 Public Policy

This course examines the activities of government and the consequences of these actions. Through the application of analytical techniques, the student will gain an understanding of the nature of public policy and various ways in which it may be approached. (3 units; As offered)

Research Requirements 

LDR725 Quant and Qualitative Rsrch Mthd

This course will focus on introducing students to quantitative and qualitative research methods commonly used in the social sciences as well as key concepts associated with conducting research. (3 units; As offered)

LDR725-A
Ferko, Doreen J.
01/11/2021 W 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM Tyler Plaza ONLN

LDR735 Inferential Statistics

This is an intermediate course in inferential statistics focusing on the inferential techniques of hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. Topics include descriptive statistics, measures of variability and correlation regression analysis, analysis of variance with an introduction to multiple linear regression. Non-parametric statistics will also be covered. Prerequisite: LDR 725. (3 units; As offered)

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LDR745 Advanced Qualitative Research

This course will focus on qualitative inquiry; participant-observation methods; and qualitative data reduction, and analysis. Prerequisites: LDR 725 and 735. (3 units; As offered)

LDR745-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
08/24/2020 M 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM CBU Virtual ONLN

LDR755 Advanced Quantitative Research

This course will focus on advanced quantitative statistical procedures. The course includes but is not limited to procedures such as linear statistical models and regression-based methods for analyzing quantitative data, multivariate statistical procedures, and relevant statistical-analysis packages. Prerequisites: LDR 725 and 735. (3 units; As offered)

LDR755-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
08/24/2020 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN

Research Seminar and Dissertation Requirements

LDR795 Research Seminar

The doctoral research seminars are designed to groom participants to conduct and evaluate scholarly research and become stewards of an academic discipline. The developmental sequence of seminars equips students with the knowledge and skills to excel as doctoral students and emerging scholars. The seminars culminate in students designing, conducting, and reporting their original research in the form of a dissertation. May be repeated for a maximum of twenty (20) units. Pass/Fail. (1-2 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

LDR795-B
Shoup, John R.
08/24/2020 - Online
LDR795-A
Shoup, John R.
08/24/2020 - Online
LDR795-B
Shoup, John R.
01/11/2021 M - CBU Online ONLN
LDR795-A
Shoup, John R.
01/11/2021 M - CBU Online ONLN

Graduate Elective Requirements

Students must complete 12 units of graduate level elective courses in a field most applicable to their interests.