- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 129
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
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Course SummaryBusiness 305: Leadership Communication has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours (lower division) and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging business topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective of Business 305 is to explain the fundamentals of leadership communication. You will connect this knowledge with current leadership trends and with existing leadership theories. You will also understand the role of leaders in working teams and leaders' impact on organizational culture.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300. The minimum score required to pass this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze leadership communication, evaluate the leader follower relationship, explain the importance of a positive leadership ethos, and discuss the intricacies of organizational communication.
- Appraise the communication process, compare types and styles of communication, and appraise the role of leadership storytelling to motivation.
- Compare major leadership theories, explain how they relate to leadership communication and critique various leadership styles and philosophies.
- Evaluate the relationship between leadership and power, point out the benefits of employee empowerment, and discuss how to communicate power.
- Explain the leader's impact on organizational culture, discuss the importance of communicating expectations to employees, contrast the Pygmalion and Galatea effect, and discuss cross-cultural communication strategies.
- Analyze the role of a leader in work teams, explain the relationship between the leader and group members, discuss the use of delegation in work teams, and compare the emergent and appointed leader.
- Defend the importance of ethical policies, analyze the role of ethics in interpersonal communication, break down the ethical decision-making process, and discuss how to manage ethics.
- Summarize the role of leadership communication in workforce diversity and appraise the importance of diversity training.
- Analyze the impact of interpersonal skills, personality and emotional intelligence on leadership communication.
There are no prerequisites for this course. But most students prefer to complete Business 101: Principles of Management before taking this course.
Business 305 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by NCCRS.
- Complete Business 305 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 305 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Basics of Leadership Communication||Describe leadership communication, differentiate between managers and leaders, categorize qualities of effective and ineffective leaders, analyze the leader-follower relationship and explain the importance of a positive leadership ethos.|
|Individual Communication Types & Styles||Explain the communication process and compare types/styles of communication. Debate the differences in male and female communication.|
|Oral & Written Communication Skills||Be able to deliver persuasive and professional oral, written, and electronic communication both within an organization and to the public. Appraise the role of leadership storytelling in motivation.|
|Leadership Theories||Compare major leadership theories and explain how they relate to leadership communication.|
|Leadership Types & Styles||Critique various leadership styles and philosophies.|
|Leadership & Power||Analyze the relationship between leadership and power, explain the benefits of employee empowerment, discuss how to communicate power and analyze political behavior in organizations.|
|Team Leadership & Communication||Analyze the role of a leader in work teams and explain the relationship between the leader and group members. Discuss the use of delegation in work teams and compare emergent and appointed leaders. Evaluate virtual team communication strategies.|
|Communication in Organizations||Explain the different types of communication channels in an organization as well as the intricacies of internal communication.|
|The Significance of Organizational Culture||Analyze the leader's impact on organizational culture. Discuss the functions of organizational culture and evaluate the role of culture in listening. Contrast the Pygmalion and Galatea effect and discuss the importance of communicating expectations to employees. Assess cross-cultural communication strategies.|
|Ethics in Leadership||Analyze ethics in the workplace as well as factors that affect ethics and support ethical policies. Discuss the role of ethics in interpersonal communication, break down the ethical decision making process and discuss how to manage ethics.|
|Leadership & Diversity||Discuss the role of leadership communication in workforce diversity. Appraise the importance of diversity training. Discuss gender diversity, communication challenges in a diverse work environment and diverse workforce management.|
|Interpersonal Skills & Emotional Intelligence||Analyze the impact of interpersonal skills on leadership communication. Discuss ways to improve interpersonal skills as well as the impact of personality on communication. Assess the impact of emotions on communication and discuss the impact of emotional intelligence on leadership communication.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed the entire Business 305: Leadership Communication course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
Please complete all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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The exam contains 50 - 100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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