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Course Description:

Although women have made inroads as managers and leaders, they still continue to lag their male counterparts in the executive suites and boardrooms of many major organizations across the globe. This study, based on the research of Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli, as published in their seminal work, Through the Labyrinth (2007), will examine the theories and findings behind the roadblocks women continue to face in their quest for upward mobility as well as insight into how women are increasingly gaining access to the upper echelons of management. Topics covered will include the economic strength of women as a market, an international examination of women in the United States compared with other countries worldwide, obstacles faced by women such as the glass ceiling, nonlinear career paths, and work /life/family balance, the importance of attracting and retaining talented women, and leadership styles and traits of women. These topics will be supplemented with additional research findings in these fields, articles from current business journals, and case studies of contemporary women in managerial and leadership positions.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of management concepts through career/job experiences or lower level study in management.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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