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SUMMARY

Below is just a small sample of courses you’ll take as an Online Leadership major at Jessup. This list is not a guide for course selection. It was created to give you a peek at the program’s academic offerings. For official program requirements, please see the current course catalog.

Core Courses (24 units)

This course addresses the fundamental question: What is leadership? It then provides a strong biblical foundation and perspective for leadership, examines some of the spiritual dimensions of leadership, and explores and applies three particular models of leadership (authentic, transformational, and servant).

This course delves into the interior life of the leader. It examines the emotional, social, and spiritual life of the leader, giving attention to pathways towards an integrated inner-life. It also analyzes the role of emotional quotient (EQ) in leadership and ways to develop strength in this area.

This course examines mechanisms for effective team-building, conflict management, and mentoring and developing others. It also explores the dynamics of healthy staff relationships, effective delegation, setting appropriate boundaries, and successful motivation of others.

This course specifically addresses the complex issues of organizational development and organizational behavior. It guides students to understand the dynamics behind organizational life and health and examines the critical facets of strategic planning and tactical planning within an organization.

This course explores creativity and entrepreneurship in leadership. It also analyzes how to effectively initiate and lead change, catch and cast vision, and integrate feedback from others into the leadership journey. It also considers the important connections between personal creativity and spiritual sensitivity in the leadership experience.

This is a semester-long experience (fall or spring). Students participate in an approved leadership environment over a 12-week period (on-campus or off-campus). They receive on-site mentoring every 14 days. On alternate weeks, they do peer and faculty mentoring in on-campus groups. The mentorship allows students to practice the leadership skills and principles learned in the curriculum and specifically connects to the program outcomes.

In the capstone, students produce documentation that demonstrates their achievement of each of the program learning outcomes. This includes artifacts, as well as a 20-25 page paper that systematically addresses the program learning outcomes. A specific focus is placed on the issues of self-awareness and self-leadership.

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