Why Universities Should Give Bachelor Programs in Leadership

  • Anders Örtenblad


It is argued that higher education institutions around the world should offer bachelor programs in leadership. Arguments for this which are put forward in the chapter include that practicing leadership is about dealing with and taking care of people, something that those taking on leading positions need to be well prepared for through higher education, and that there currently are too many examples of leaders who not take the responsibility that could be expected from them, something that also could be improved via the installation of bachelor programs in leadership. It is argued that bachelor programs in leadership should include a sound mix of theory and practice, on which basis the students would be given opportunities to develop their own, personal “leadership idea”.


Leadership Leadership education Bachelor degree Leadership idea Ethics Experience-based learning Higher education Bad leadership 


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  • Anders Örtenblad
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesNord UniversityBodøNorway

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