Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Economics at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 171001 Subject title: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Gestión de Empresas
CAVERO BRUJULA, M. SANDRA (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

This course, although it can be taken independently, is also part of the Challenge-linked Specialization Program on Sustainable Development, which integrates the following subjects:

  • Environmental Economics
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Leadership Development
  • Natural Resources Economics

Successful completion of the program results in a milestone in the academic dossier: "Specialization Program in Sustainable Development". Completion of this program offers the option of a 24 ECTS Sustainable Development Specialization Internship in the spring semester.



Three Parts:

P1. Perspectives on Leadership

P2. Understanding and Developing Personal Happiness and Leadership Capabilities

P3. Teamwork and Negotiation


General proficiencies

Not applicable


Specific proficiencies

Not applicable


Learning outcomes

RA03: Derive relevant information for the company from data that cannot be recognized by non-professionals.

RA04: Understand the nature of the company as an organization with different interdependent functional areas in interaction with agents with different interests.

RA08: Identify and analyze the historical, social, and institutional factors that condition economic processes.

RA20: Plan, organize, and control global management projects or those of the different functional areas of the company.

RA21: Apply policies and practices aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of business management.

RA26: Analyze and solve complex business management problems by applying the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired.

RA34: Effectively apply the knowledge, technical skills, social and organizational capacities acquired in the degree





A temporary planning around 15 weeks is established to develop the 10 chapters of the course, which is organized around 3 parts. This facilitates the continuous work carried out by the students, as well as the permanent feed-back on their performance offered either by the professor or by other students enrolled in the course.

The course provides students with a set of tools that facilitate the achievement of the established learning outcomes in an online environment.

Each of the 10 chapters consists of several content modules, each of which includes a 5-10 minutes explanatory video or an easy-to handle teaching note prepared by the faculty, in which the fundamental learning elements are detailed.

Linked to each chapter the following tools and materials are presented:

  • A set of external references of interest related to the subject matter: mainly scientific or informative articles and/or videos.
  • A short training test to facilitate the understanding of the acquired knowledge.
  • A discussion forum, allowing the permanent interaction of the students, with each other, and with the faculty, in order to resolve and discuss issues of interest related to the topic at hand.
  • One or several practice-oriented individual assignments.

Finally, once all three parts of the course have been completed, students will be required to perform on:

  • A final exam, which will necessary take place face-to-face (not online) as required by the norms of the University.
  • A final project, designed to assess on the students' acquisition of leadership abilities.

Based on the methodology described above, the training activities to be carried out, and their weight in hours, are detailed below. All of them (except the final exam, as required by University norms) take place in a virtual environment.

Formative Activity Number of hours
A01. Viewing videos and reading materials 37
A02. Comprehension tests 02
A03. Participation in discussion forums 05
A04. Individual office hours 01
A05. Individual study 25
A06. Assessment exams and tests 05
A07. Individual practical assignments 38
A08. Peer evaluation activities 10
A09. Synthesis activities 12
A10. Final project 15



Weight (%) It allows
test resit
required grade
Practice oriented individual assignments 50 No  
Final evaluation assessment  20 Yes 6/10
Final Project 30 Yes 6/10



P1. Perspectives on Leadership

C1. The Nature of Leadership

C2. Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition

C3. The Many Intelligences

P2. Understanding and Developing Personal Happiness and Leadership Capabilities

C4. Misconceptions about Happiness

C5. Superiority vs. Flow

C6. Dependence and Avoidance

C7. Controlling the Need to Control

C8. Trust, Distrust and the Course Within

P3. Teamwork and Negotiation

C9. Building an Efficient and Creative Team

C10. Effective Negotiation


Experimental practice program




Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

  • Clawson, J. (2014). Level Three Leadership: Getting Below the Surface. Pearson Eds.
  • Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., & McKee, A. (2013). Primal leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Harvard Business Press.
  • Hunt, J. G. J., Dodge, G. E., Wong, L., Yammarino, F. J., Gardner, W. J., Avolio, B. J., & Walumbwa, F. O. (2015). Monographs in Leadership and Management. Emeraldinsight.
  • Pink, D. (2011). The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Riverheadbooks.
  • Raghunathan, R. (2016). If You Are so Smart Why Aren't You Happy: The Surprising Path from Career Success to Life Success. Random House.
  • Rao, S. (2007). Are You Ready to Succeed?: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and in Life. Random House.
  • Thompson, L. (2014). Making the team: A Guide for Managers (5th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Thompson, L. (2015). The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • Waldman, D. A. and Balthazard, P. A. eds (2015). Organizational Neuroscience in Book Series: Monographs in Leadership and Management. Series editor: Yair Berson
  • Wren, J. T., Price, T. L., & HIcks, D. A. (2004). The International Library of Leadership. Editor: Elgar Publishing.