Management & Leadership

The management and leadership major prepares you to effectively get things done through team efforts.

Preparing You For Success

Management and leadership courses give you analytical, interpersonal and decision-making skills you need to excel as a team leader in the workplace. This knowledge helps you manage challenges of managing people, processes and products or services at the core of all organizations. You complete the degree with a professional capstone project in which you work with a local business or nonprofit.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through the Society for Human Resource Management, Women in Business and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty who are active in business development
  • Internships with organizations such as ConAgra, Caterpillar, American Red Cross, Maui Jim and OSF Health Care

Making Your Mark

M & L majors are valued in all business and nonprofit settings. In recent years, almost all M & L students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, AT&T, Boeing and Motorola.

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 16 hrs.

  • M L 300: Environments of Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • *M L 353: Operations Management in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • M L 356: Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • M L 357: Leading Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 358: Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 101: Principles of Psychology - 3 hrs.

Course fulfills the FCB core quantitative skill building course.

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 business law.

Elective courses - 9 hrs.

  • MIS 272: Mgmt. Applications of Personal Computers - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 276: E-Commerce - 3 hrs.
  • M L 315: Principles of Risk Management - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 345: Law of Business - 3 hrs.
  • M L 355: Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 378: HCI & Usability Testing - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 382: Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 383: Managing Entrepreneurial Growth - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 395: Real Estate Principles - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 446: Employment Law - 3 hrs.
  • M L 456: Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 457: HR Theory & Program Design - 3 hrs.
  • M L 459: Topics in Management - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 489: Topics in Entrepreneurship - 1-3 hrs.