Leadership ideals and values conveyed by business schools to students

University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE); Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE)

Abstract: Introduction. Leadership is being taught in business schools to provide students with skills in decision making, for example, within different subjects in business schools such as in ICN Business School. Purpose. The purpose of this study is to describe the student’s adoption of business school leadership ideals and values. Theoretical Framework. Implementation of theories of transactional-transformational leadership and charismatic-visionary concerning the leadership ideals of the study. Leadership ideals and leadership values correlate and correspond to the leadership styles mentioned. Methodology. Qualitative study operating in-depth interviews and surveys. Study operationalized in Bavaria, South Germany, where three business schools have been investigated for 3 months (mid-April 2019 - early May 2019). Findings. The findings of the study are the similarity of the students with the business school’s core values where a leadership ideal can be conveyed. The leadership values in detailed seem to be conveyed, and another part not entirely conveyed. Analysis. Leadership values are analyzed through SPSS results. Leadership ideals are analyzed through results of leadership values. Leadership values, leadership styles. Leadership values are all put in correlation. Conclusion. Leadership ideals are fully conveyed to students from business schools through the choice of leadership style. Leadership values are partly conveyed.

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