EDD-902: Systems Theory and Leadership

6 credit hours

This course focuses on the interdisciplinary study of systems and on the systemic thinking
21st-century leaders must adopt to lead effectively in a diverse world and global economy. Students learn how current emphasis on the interdependence of individuals, groups, structures, and processes contrasts sharply with the 19th- and early 20th-century philosophy that individuals and organizations thrive as independent agents.


Upon Completion of This Course, Students Will Be Able to:
• Identify and articulate traits of an ethical and effective leader from a systems perspective.
• Recognize and discuss the systemic nature of institutions and organizations.
• Recognize and discuss the systemic nature of leadership.
• Evaluate and analyze leadership issues from a systems theory perspective.