In this course the focus is on the study, identification and the development of the knowledge and expertise that pertain to the effective execution of strategic leadership. The course also examines contemporary writings, case studies and research that relate to the phenomenon of strategic leadership. Students will analyze case studies within the context of the key components of strategic leadership. Connections will also be made to the historical roots of strategic leadership by examining the writing attributed to Sun Tzu (circa 450 BC), one of the earliest strategists to codify the principles of strategic leadership. The intent is to make the student aware of the specific skills and competencies that have the potential of making the student an effective leader at the strategic level of an organization.