Checking date: 04/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Master In Business Administration - MBA (Plan: 466 - Estudio: 301)

Coordinating teacher: MELERO MARTIN, EDUARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirement
This course is focused on examining leadership theory emphasizing on the development of leadership and interpersonal skills through self-assessment cases and exercises. It will cover the impact of emotional and social intelligence applied to leadership on the team development and performance. With this course, participants will improve as a leader in different aspects: - leading personal and professional life: setting targets, vision, goals - organize teams and people: team building, change management, conflict solving and motivation. - improve communication skills: Influence, effective feedback, conflict resolution, creative thinking, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Class 1: Applied behavioral economics to uncover the hidden forces on decision making processes Online assessment to diagnosis corporate cultures Logbook of self-observation Class 2: Overcoming the immunity to change in individuals, teams and organizations Examples and Framework for self-reflection Class 3: Leadership skills to face uncertainty Business case studies: how to achieve Authenticity, Empathy and Vision? Workshop to apply the skills of an innovative leadership Class 4: Creative and critical thinking Lateral and Vertical thinking ¿ Edward de Bono Role Plays to practice constructive divergence and feedbacks Class 5: Strategic Thinking Tools and techniques from business consultancy companies Class 6: Professional archetypes Test your archetype (Team formation with complementary skills and motivations) Role Plays in a process decision gaming (conflict solving, negotiation, communication, divergence, etc.) Class 7 & 8: Applying leadership skills in a real project (in group) ¿ The final project Part 1: Entrepreneur skills: unlocking the challenge to a given problem Fieldwork: desk research Workshop session Class 8 & 9: Applying leadership skills in a real project (in group) ¿ The final project Part 2 Entrepreneur skills: the Ideating the solution, feedback, and prototyping Fieldwork: shadowing Workshop session Class 10: Selling your project ¿ Pitch presentation (in group) to jury members (to be defined)
Learning activities and methodology
Classroom teaching methods will include lectures, movies, class discussion, videos, oral presentations, written assignments, group projects...
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Basic Bibliography
  • Daniel Kahneman. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Penguin Group. 2002
  • Edward de Bono. lateral Thinking: Be more creative and Productive. Penguin Group. 1990
  • Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. Nudge:Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Yale University Press. 2008
  • Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. Immunity to change. Harvard Business Publishing. 2009

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.