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Communication et Leadership

  • Teacher(s):   M.Jost   O.Tilston  
  • English title: Communication and Leadership
  • Course given in: French
  • ECTS Credits: 4.5 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2022-2023, 2.0h. course + 2.0h exercices (weekly average)
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  • Related programmes:
    Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics
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The objectives of this course are (1) to provide you with theoretical knowledge based on scientific evidence stemming from the domains of communication and leadership and (2) to enable you to develop your own communication and leadership skills.

Equipped with theoretical and empirical knowledge, you will be able to analyze the communication of leaders and to differentiate between more or less efficient leadership styles. You will know how to illustrate the effects of power on verbal and nonverbal communication and you will know the factors that cause misunderstandings in communication as well as the factors that will render communication more efficient especially in a hierarchical environment.

Through personal development, you will learn how to communicate more persuasively and you will gain a better understanding of the perceptions others have of your communication and leadership style. You will improve your self-presentation skills.


The course is concerned with how leaders use communication and how communication is important for leaders. In terms of leadership, we will cover topics such as different leadership styles and their effectiveness, the dark side of leadership, emergent leadership, and the situation of women in leadership positions. With respect to communication, we will study the actions and situations in which leaders use communication and the means by which they communicate to reach their goals (e.g., persuasion, nonverbal behavior). This course is accompanied by validations that enable students to deepen and practice their acquired knowledge in order to foster personal development in the domains of leadership and communication.


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Term project

- Type of project : recherche scientifique
- Maximum number of projects admitted for this course : 30
- Deadline for applying to course professor for project : voir planning Moodle
- Deadline for submitting finished project : voir planning Moodle
- Method of evaluation (including resit options) : written report and oral presentation
- Other information :

You may choose to do an individual project as part of this course. This will consist of a written report and an individual oral presentation on a proposed or chosen topic related to the course. A list of suggested topics will be made available to you and additional information will also be presented during the course. The allocation of topics is done on a first-come-first-served basis according to the quality of the submissions (there are 30 places in total).


First attempt

Written 1 hours
Not allowed
Not allowed

The validation of the course is done on the basis of a final exam:

  • In person digital exam (ENEP) during the regular exam session (1h).
  • The exam includes the material seen in class, the content of the validations, and the mandatory articles
  • Documentation not allowed

In addition, the grades received for the validations during the semester are taken into account for the calculation of the final grade according to the following formula:

Final grade = 0.70×Grade of the exam + 0.15×Grade activity N°1 + 0.15×Grade activity N°2


Written 1 hours
Not allowed
Not allowed

2nd trial during the retake exam session

The validation of the course is done on the basis of an integrative exam:

  • Integrative exam in ENEP format during the retake session (1h)
  • No documentation allowed

The grade obtained for the validations during the semester is not kept for the make-up session. The final grade will be determined according to the following formula:

Final grade = 1.00×Grade of the exam

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