Management & Leadership

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Engage Business and Society

As a Management and Leadership major, you will learn about getting things done through organizational members’ efforts.

Opportunity to Innovate

The Management and Leadership major offers you training in effective analytical, interpersonal, and decision-making skills needed to meet the challenges of leading and managing the people, processes, and product/services offered by organizations.  You will apply concepts learned in the classroom through assignments and projects.

You have the opportunity to participate in many co-curricular and cooperative learning experiences including:

  • Phi Chi Theta – a co-ed business fraternity
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Women in Business (WIB)

You will also work closely with faculty on research and your senior capstone project. Many of our Management and Leadership faculty are world-renowned, authors, and are considered to be thought leaders in their areas of expertise.

Course Requirements:

  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • M L 300 Environments of Organizations
  • 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

Impact the World

Management and Leadership graduates experience a 92% career outcomes rate. Recent graduates have entered management or consulting positions and joined companies such as:

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

“Participating in the Convergence Project at the Foster College of Business was a big highlight. It really shows the value of teamwork. Aside from that, through the Management and Leadership program, I got to learn almost all areas of business like human resources, law, and operations. The faculty is amazing, and they are always there when you need help with anything.”
– Jerri Davis ‘15