Concentration in Leadership and Management

The Leadership & Management program equips students with leadership principles and the knowledge, skills, and conceptual critical thinking required to be high performing contributors in diverse and global organizations. By learning the science and art of “getting things done” in complicated and changing organizations, students develop philosophies and skills for leading people, processes, and projects across all aspects of an organization. 

This program prepares graduates to leverage influence without a formal position of power/title, initiate a course of action, and proactively lead with new ideas and solutions. Leadership skills and strategic thinking will prepare students for career advancement and transfer to a myriad of roles both in professional settings and in the community. 

Business Core Courses:

  • BUSN 100: Business for the Common Good (2 credits)

  • ENTR 100: Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation (2 credits) 
  • ACCT 100: Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)  
  • BUSN 200: Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)  
  • ACCT 200: Principles of Accounting II (2 credits)  
  • OPMT 300: Operations & Supply Chain Management (2 credits)  
  • FINC 310: Core Financial Management (2 credits)  
  • MKTG 200: Introduction to Marketing (2 credits)  
  • MGMT 200: Working Skillfully in Organizations (2 credits)  
  • BLAW 300: Law for Business Leaders I (2 credits)  
  • BETH 300: Ethical Principles in Business (2 credits)  

Note: The required core business courses (BUSN 100, ENTR 100, ACCT 100, ACCT 200, BUSN 200, FINC 310, OPMT 300, MKTG 200, MGMT 200, BETH 300, BLAW 300) must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete these courses by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Elective Courses in Business Core: 

  • Eight credits from undergraduate courses with designations ACCT / BETH / BLAW / ENTR / FINC / MGMT /MKTG / OPMT / REAL. These credits may be taken in courses within the department of the student’s business concentration. Transfer credits with these designations must be at the 300 level or above. 

Concentration Courses:

  • MGMT 367 Leading and Managing Change (2 credits)

  • MGMT 382 Management and Leadership (4 credits) 
  • MGMT 383 Effective Teams (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 384 Project Management (4 credits) 
  • MGMT 385 Inclusive Leadership (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 391 Elements of Global Business (2 credits) 
  • MGMT 394 Negotiating with Positive Influence (4 credits) 
  • MGMT 395 Strategic Thinking (2 credits)  
  • MGMT 482 Leadership Capstone (4 credits) 
  • BUSN 202 MS Excel Business Applications (0 credits) 
    or CISC 200 Intro to Computer Technology & Business Applications (4 credits) 

Allied Requirements:

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year.  

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year. 

Plus four credits from the following:

  • COJO 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
  • COJO 370 Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • ENGL 211 or above (4 credits)