Leadership: Theory & Practice (E)

level of course unit

first cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

The course introduces the basics of the thought-processes and actions of leaders and the simultaneous application of management and leadership skills. Exercising power responsibly, communication and empathy characterize leadership as a central competency in companies.

Students will gain an understanding of the general concept of leadership, various leadership approaches, and emerging approaches to leadership.

Students will be able to discuss and explain various concepts of and approaches to leadership, and develop an understanding and self-awareness of their own individual leadership approach.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Fundamental concepts and elements of leadership in business.
• Fundamental approaches to leadership (Trait, Skill, Behavioral, and Situational Approaches)
• Emerging approaches to leadership (Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership)
• Application of leadership skills

recommended or required reading

Leadership (International Student Edition): Theory and Practice
Peter Northouse - SAGE Publications, Inc - 2015

Introduction to leadership: concepts and practice
Peter Northouse - - 2015

Additional instructor provided materials

assessment methods and criteria

Lecture and case study participation, course work: 10 %
Semester Project: 20 %
Semester test: 70 %

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Case Studies
Simulations/Group Exercises

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mark Romanelli, MBA

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)


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