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MGMT312 - Leadership & Motivation

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT312 Course ID: 2931 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation about leaders, the leadership process, and motivation. Topics include the theories of leadership and motivation, leadership power, leader behavior, leadership characteristics, the role of gender, substitutes for leadership, and dysfunctional leadership. MGMT312 serves as a self-assessment of the student's leadership and motivation skills, knowledge, and attitudes and addresses the questions: Who am I as a leader? What are my most distinguishing leadership traits? What leadership style am I most comfortable being around? How do I influence others, and how do I motivate others?

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):
1. Explain leadership terms, concepts, and theories.
2. Examine major leadership and motivation models, theories, concepts, and terms.
3. Analyze and critique leadership and motivation case studies using relevant models, theories, concepts, and terms.
4. Appraise your personal leadership and motivation skills.
5. Examine various leadership approaches and distinguish the purposes for each.

Grading for the course will be based on the following:

  • Eight Forum Assignments
  • One Powerpoint presentation
  • One Paper Assignment
  • Two Exams

Textbooks in APA format:

Dugan, J.P. (2017). Leadership theory: Cultivating critical perspectives, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Required Readings:

See course outline

Additional Resources:

In the lessons section of the classroom there are links to PowerPoint presentations, leadership articles, and up-to-date APA handouts.


In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Be A Leader Foundation

Book Title:Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Dugan, John
Unit Cost:$52.92
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.