EGMT 650: Systems Engineering Leadership

Kevin Gazzara, DMInstructor: Dr. Kevin Gazzara

Description: This course will explore concepts related to effective leadership as related to the practice of systems engineering. The course will include models related to sustainable, high performance and topics related to living, learning, effectiveness, power, influence, networking, and systems thinking. There will be an emphasis on developing systems thinking skills. On completion of the course, the student will have an enhanced awareness of the attributes of an effective leader in a systems environment.

Prerequisites: NONE

Required Text:

  • “Leadership in Organizations" 8/e.  By Gary Yukl. Pearson Education. 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0132771863.
  • "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge. Doubleday; Revised edition 2006. ISBN 978-0385517256.

Scheduled: Spring

Student Feedback

"As I near completion of the EGMT program, I can honestly say that both Engineering Management II (EGMT 502) and Systems Engineering Leadership (EGMT 650) were two of my favorite courses. I say this because each of them challenged me take a scrupulously honest, but fair moral inventory of myself and today's business environment.  In doing so, I've learned so much about where I am, at this point, in life." -Christian Birch, MSEM Alumnus 2011