KU’s management and leadership major will provide you with an array of skills to help you effectively manage a team, department or even company. The mix of theoretical and practical lessons in planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizations is designed to get you on the road to a wide range of leadership opportunities. Whether you want to work for a bank or a non-profit, the interpersonal and communication skills you will gain in the management and leadership major will prepare you to be an effective leader. To narrow you focus into a particular field of interest, you can declare a concentration.
The management and leadership major requires a total of 120 credit-hours including general education classes, which meet the requirements of the KU Core and additional courses including MATH 115, PSYC 104 and a natural science with lab. You will also take 20 credit-hours in foundation business classes and 18 credit-hours of core business classes. For your management and leadership major, you will take nine additional hours of specific management and leadership classes, as well as nine credit-hours of any MGMT course 400 and above and a course in international business. Your career in the business school will culminate in a capstone course, Business Policy & Strategy (MGMT 498), where you will apply the skills you acquire toward cases and projects.
As a KU business student, you will be required to complete an International Dimension Requirement (IDR). You can meet this by taking foreign language classes or proving equivalent proficiency through the fourth level (intermediate II). You can also fulfill this requirement by completing six credit-hours through any approved study abroad program or through classes in contemporary regional/international studies or international business.
The skills you will acquire through the management and leadership program will not only allow you to pursue a successful career in management, but they will provide you with a well-rounded education and interpersonal skills. The management and leadership major provides you with important skills while providing you with a broad enough background to make your career your own.