Business 65

Course Overview and Syllabus

Winter 2015 / 5
Units / Online Format
Michele Fritz

Instructor Email Address: fritzmichele at  (Please note that Michele has one "L".  You may receive email messages from another email account, but there is no need to send multiple copies of messages to me.  Also please avoid using the Catalyst internal mail system which is unreliable.
Telephone: (408) 864-8615 (Please use email for urgent messages.)
Instructor Web Site:       My web site contains many tools and resources for students.
Office Location: F-51J, which is near the Forum building on campus in Cupertino, CA.
Office Hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 8:15-9:15 AM (PST). Fridays, online.

Course Description: 

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the complex challenges of leadership.  The student will learn different techniques to build successful relationships in a culturally diverse world.  The ultimate goal is to develop effectiveness in leadership situations.  This multimedia online course uses video to help students analyze and evaluate different leadership styles.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, student should be able to:
1. Compare, contrast and demonstrate leadership behaviors.
2. Distinguish the roles, interaction and impact of the leader, the follower, and the situation in the leadership model.



Tips for Success:

There are many ways that you can demonstrate your understanding of course concepts in this class. Here are some ways that you can boost your performance.  I welcome your input!  
Lesson Plan:

Week 1
Course Orientation; What is Leadership? 
Week 2
Leadership as a Trait or as a Process
Week 3
Leadership Styles; Exam 1
Week 4
Concern for Tasks and Relationships
Week 5
Developing Leadership Skills
Week 6
Creating a Vision; Exam 2
Week 7
Setting the Tone
Week 8
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
Week 9
Handling Conflict; Exam 3
Week 10
Overcoming Obstacles
Week 11
Ethics and Integrity
Week 12
Final Exam

Academic Integrity: 

Students who plagiarize, submit the work of others as their own, or cheat on exams will (at minimum) receive a failing grade on that assignment and be reported to college authorities. Serious cases will receive a failing grade in the class and be reported to college authorities.  Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse in a college classroom. If you are uncertain what is acceptable behavior, refer to the Student Handbook on Academic Integrity.

Dropping the Class:

The instructor will drop students who have not logged on and completed an assignment by the due date during first two weeks, and those who have missed an exam deadline (and did not email regarding an emergency) in the first 8 weeks of the class.  Other than that, students are responsible to drop the course.  If you mean to drop the course but do not complete the transaction yourself, you can expect to see a grade for the course on your transcript!  Students may drop online through the portal.

Grading Policies: