Management & Leadership

Engage Business and Society

As a Management and Leadership major, you will learn about getting things done through people.

The Management and Leadership major is one of the most flexible majors in the Foster College. Beyond the three required courses in management, students take four electives within the department—with a wide range of possibilities. 

Opportunity to Innovate

The Management and Leadership major offers the analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills needed to meet the challenges of management in commercial and non-profit organizations.  Business students apply theories learned in the classroom through assignments and projects that emphasize interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills.

You will enjoy many co-curricular and cooperative learning experiences including the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), Phi Chi Theta - a business and economics fraternity, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Women in Business (WIB).  Students also work closely with faculty on research and other products.

Impact the World

Management and Leadership graduates experience a 95% placement rate.  Recent graduates have entered management or consulting positions and joined companies such as:

  • Accenture
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Motorola
  • Rolls Royce
  • Hewitt Associates
  • AT&T
  • Boeing
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Course Requirements

Requirements for the Management and Leadership major are:

  • M L 356 Human Resource Management
  • M L 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
  • M L 358 Managerial Decision Making
  • 12 hours of M L elective courses

Students may choose from a broad array of courses to satisfy their elective requirements, or they may choose one of the following concentrations: human resource management or legal studies.

Elective courses include:

  • MIS 272 Mgmt. Applications of Personal Computers
  • MIS 276 E-Commerce
  • M L 315 Principles of Risk Management
  • BLW 342 The Legal Environment of Business
  • BLW 345 Law of Business
  • M L 353 Operations Management
  • M L 355 Labor-Management Relations
  • MIS 378 HCI & Usability Testing
  • ENT 382 Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 383 Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
  • BLW 395 Real Estate Principles
  • BLW 446 Employment Law
  • M L 456 Compensation Management
  • M L 457 HR Theory & Program Design
  • M L 459 Topics in Management
  • ENT 489 Topics in Entrepreneurship