Many scholars in academia agree with the proposition that education can act as a platform for competence development. With the passing of time, societies evolve and existing skills may no longer serve the needs of the newly transformed society. This study examines the extent to which higher education assists in the development of leadership competencies and the effects of higher education on leadership competencies from the student's perspective. The paper considers whether and to what degree, modern university business curricula assist in developing leadership competencies. A critical literature review and an empirical study are applied Data collected through the application of the 3M's Leadership Competency Model developed by Alldredge and Milan The study critically analyses literature research findings which have shown that a major challenge facing higher institutions of learning in the world is failure in shifting teaching and assessment methods from lecture-based to competencedevelopment. The study shows that there is a strong correlation between higher education and competence development, value is added when universities ensure that their teaching methods and assessments greatly improve the competencies of students, which are seen to be important in achieving organizational goals. Undoubtedly. It suggests that progressive innovation in teaching methodologies is an essential part of leadership competence development which is in line with the novelty that rise in education correspond with rise in productivity.
|Title of host publication||Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences|
|Subtitle of host publication||BAM 2017 conference proceedings|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||British Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2017|
|Event||BAM 2017: Re-connecting management research with the disciples: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences - University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
|Period||5/09/17 → 7/09/17|
Fragouli, E. (2017). The role of Higher Education in developing leadership competencies. In Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences: BAM 2017 conference proceedings  British Academy of Management.