UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Complete Catalog of Courses for the Certificate in Leadership-Graduate    
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PS-Leadership Program
PSLP 5300Foundations of Leadership (3)
Fall 2020
Introduces students to various styles and theories of leadership. Through self-assessment and guided inquiry, students examine and create their own unique style of leadership. Students will develop approaches to adapt and modify leadership styles to various situations and individual personalities to influence organizational outcomes.
Course was offered Fall 2019
PSLP 5310Strategic Leadership (3)
Focuses on strategic planning and foresight. Uses case studies to explore the challenging role of leaders in different organizational settings and how leaders can strategize for successful outcomes
Course was offered Summer 2020
PSLP 5320Organizational Leadership (3)
Fall 2020
Focuses on the challenging role of leaders in today's complex organizations. Identifies ways to adapt the organizational structures, policies, and management workforce to enhance competitive advantage. Topics include change management, organizational dynamics, and crisis management. Upon completion of the course students will be able to assess risk, perform root cause analysis, and employ effective decision-making processes.
Course was offered Fall 2019
PSLP 5330Communication and Team Development (3)
Prepares today's leaders for success in communication skills with diverse audiences as well as effective team building and management. Communication topics address technical and non-technical audiences using presentations, interpersonal skills, and writing skills. Team development instruction focuses on managing teams, identifying and understanding the leadership role, the importance of shared leadership, and team decision making.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019
PSLP 5340Financial Management for Leaders (3)
Examines how value is measured, created, and maximized. Beginning with an introduction to accounting, instruction covers the fundamentals of measuring and reporting revenue, costs, cash flow, assets, liabilities, and equity. Explores the financial decisions that management must make, including break-even analysis, budgeting, investment in assets, and funding with debt equity.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019
PSLP 5350Understanding Technology Operations (3)
Examines a number of topics that can have a significant impact on the extent to which a firm attains world class standards. Topics include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, business process reengineering, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, and supply chain management.
PSLP 5360Leadership in the Technology Organization (3)
Investigates the complex and rapidly changing nature of technology organizations. Teaches the transition to management and leadership roles, the importance of organizational vision and values, assessing and capitalizing on human resources, and managing scarce resources in a technology organization.