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T H E B U C H A R E S T A C A D E M Y O F E C O N O M IC S T U D I E S Faculty of International Business and Economics
MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
2012- 2013

LEADERSHIP
AND
ORGANIZATIONAL
COMMUNICATION
Professor

Mariana Nicolae,

Ph.D.

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THE BUCHAREST ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES
FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
2012 – 2013

Subject: Leadership & organisational communication
Time allotment: 14 lectures (28 hours) + 7 seminars (14 hours) Number of academic credits:
Course leader: Professor Mariana NICOLAE, Ph.D. , Lecturer Maia Dărăbanţ, Ph.D. 1. Course objectives: Review of the most important theories of the international literature on leadership & organisations; developing & improving leadership abilities; selfdevelopment and inspirational leadership; upgrading organisational communication abilities; the importance of ethics for leadership; awareness raising to best practices in managing/leading inter/national organisations; intercultural aspects in today’s organisations.

2. Course outline:
Dates

Courses: on
Mondays
from
6 pm to 9
pm
according to
schedule
Seminars:
Tuesdays
according to
schedule

Course content
1. Introductions. 2. Leadership – terminology & approaches; field definition; Leadership through history; 3. Organizational theory and its importance for an integrated business environment. Power, influence and group effectiveness; 4. -5 Theories on leadership: trait and styles theories; contingency and best-fit theories; 6. Competences for leaders. Emotional intelligence. 7. Critical thinking – a leader’s fundamental competence; 8. Organizational structures in the 21st c. Leadership in organizations; 9 - 10 Communication systems in organisations – how leaders use them more effectively; Communication in a crisis – the role of the leader. Study Guide. 11. Leaders & Followers. Followership. Inspirational leadership & selfdevelopment. 12. Leadership vs management. Organisation mission and vision – realities & philosophical principles. 13. Communicating change in organizations. Loyalty in organizations. The ethical leader. 14. Leadership in a crisis? Issues of leadership. Course evaluation. Project submission

3. Course requirements and final grading:

final individual examination: 50%

course participation and activity: 5 0% (out of which 40% will be for your seminar presentations)
4. Bibliography:
A. Lecture notes.
B. Selective bibliography:
1. Buchanan, D.A., Huczynski A.A., Organizational Behaviour, Prentice-Hall International (UK) Ltd., 6th edition, 2007, ISBN: 978 -0-273 -72822-1, 2. Callahan, D., The Cheating Culture, Why more Americans are doing wrong to get ahead, A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc., 2004, ISBN: 0-15-603005-5

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3. Change Leadership in Romania’s New Economy,
(http://www.ectap.ro/documente/suplimente/simpozion_REI_en.pdf), 4. Ciulla, B.J., The Working Life – The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work, ISBN: 0609 807 374, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2000

5. Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., Mckee, A., The New Leaders, Transforming the art of leadership into the science of results, Time Warner Paperbacks, 2002, ISBN: 0 7515-3381-5 6. Goleman, D., Emotional Intelligence, Why it can matter more than IQ, Bloomsbur y, UK, 1996, ISBN: 0-7475-2830-6

7. Goleman, D., et al., The New Leaders, Time Warner, 2003;
8. Goleman, D., Working with emotional intelligence, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK, 1999
9. Handy, C., The Age of Unreason, Harvard Business School Press, 1990, ISBN: 087584-301-8 10. Handy, C., The Empty Raincoat, BCA, UK, CN 3201
11. Handy, Ch.B., Understanding Organizations, Penguin Books, 3 rd edition, 1987 12. Haperberg, A., Rieple, A., The Strategic Management of Organisations, Pearson Education Ltd, 2001.
13. Hedberg, B., How organisations learn and unlearn in Nystrom, P.C. & Starbuck,W.H., (editors) Handbook of Organisational Design, vol I, OUP, (1981) 14....
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