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MGT4350

Essential Soft Skills

Soft skills are essential for personal and professional success. This course explores the skills necessary to advance a professional career. It expands on academic training for hard skills and provides a foundation for soft skills expected of graduates entering the workforce. Career-building skills such as communication, team building, time management, conflict resolution, adaptability, critical thinking, work ethic, problem-solving, leadership, and emotional intelligence are explored and practiced.

PREREQUISITE:

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COURSE COMPETENCIES:

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Developing a career plan.
  • Creating a plan to develop a personal brand.
  • Identifying ways in which emotional intelligence helps people learn and grow.
  • Demonstrating effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication techniques focused on the audience.
  • Understanding basic professional etiquette.
  • Explaining practices that promote inclusivity and cross-culture understanding.
  • Identifying methods for building successful and productive teams.
  • Understanding how leadership styles can drive desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrating the steps that lead to successful decision-making.
  • Explaining strategies to use in negotiations.
  • Developing a strategy for time management skills.
  • Demonstrating techniques for conflict management and resolution.

 

Syllabi

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