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Leadership and Management

As a student in the St. Thomas Leadership and Management program, you will develop the skills and mindset for leading people, processes, and projects across all aspects of an organization. Study the effects of organizational change on managing people and achieving goals. To give you highly applicable, practical knowledge, we combine classroom studies with real project management work for a local organization. In addition to core business courses, you’ll take classes that teach you:

  • Effective leadership from both individual and organizational perspectives
  • The concepts and tools to establish an organization’s long-term vision and goals
  • How to oversee and improve upon a company’s daily routines
  • The role of the leader in leading organizational change and influencing systems

Our highly engaged faculty and small class sizes ensure that you receive plenty of individual attention, and your faculty advisor supports and guides your student journey. Forward-thinking, holistic, ethical leaders are needed in every organization, regardless of the industry. Prepare for your career in leadership at St. Thomas.

Program Overview

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degree Awarded
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • As an undergraduate Leadership & Management major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Leadership and Management Curriculum Sheet

     

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I 
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good 
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
    Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II 
    BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business 
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service 
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management 
    MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations 
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing 
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management.

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Course Requirements

    As an undergraduate Leadership & Management major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Leadership and Management Curriculum Sheet

     

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I 
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good 
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
    Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II 
    BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business 
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service 
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management 
    MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations 
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing 
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management.

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Learning Through Service: Business 200

    We believe that businesses need to be socially responsible in the communities where they operate. All undergraduate business majors and minors are required to complete BUSN 200, a zero-credit, tuition-free course that includes 40 hours of community service and a series of reflective seminars. This service learning helps you grow into a highly principled global business professional, and an effective and ethical leader who’s prepared to make positive contributions in both your profession and community.

    St. Thomas Career Services

    The experts in the Career Development Center can help you find internships, develop job hunting skills, and put you in touch with business leads—both alumni and St. Thomas connections in the broader Twin Cities business scene. We can help you:

    • Clarify your strengths and how they relate to majors and career fields
    • Map out a career plan
    • Create your résumé and prepare for interviews
    • Look for internships and jobs
    University of St. Thomas students studying together.

    Career Opportunities

    The Leadership & Management concentration sets students up for success in leadership development rotation programs at various companies. Typical Leadership & Management jobs also include:

    • Business Analyst
    • Project Manager
    • Leadership Development Associate
    • Management Consultant
    • Business Development Manager