Leadership, Power and Influence

MBA/MPA 684 Ethical Leadership Course

The Leadership, Power and Influence course examines the theory and practice of leadership in organizations. The course will provide students with the cognitive skills need to understand power and influence dynamics as well as how to learn to use them as effective tools to analyzing surroundings and achieve goals.

Traditional and modern theories of leadership will be explored, as well as the practical application of these theories in the work place. In addition to covering the traditional concepts of leadership in organizations, this MPA course will take an in-depth look at the power and influence a leader has over the organization and its members.

Students will explore how leaders effectively use power and influence to achieve organizational commitment and goals. The course provides students with the opportunity to observe effective and ineffective uses of power in different organizational contexts and career stages. It will also introduce difficult ethical questions associated with the use of power and influence.

Contact us to learn more about the Leadership, Power and Influence course available through the Ethical Leadership Master’s in Public Administration graduate degree program. All MBA and MPA courses are available online through our distance learning curriculum.

To learn how to create your personal MPA program, visit the MPA Course Sequences page.