Management and leadership


Position yourself as a leader and gain skills to effectively manage an organization. With various track options, you can customize your degree based on your interests.

Program information

Students studying management and leadership will gain a mix of theoretical and practical management knowledge and skills that will enable them to work as professional managers, HR professionals and business leaders. Tracks within the major allow students to specialize in specific areas of interest, including organizational leadership, entrepreneurship, and human resources.


Recent graduate data

$49.5K
Median starting salary of spring 2020 business administration and management & leadership graduates
84%
Percentage of spring 2020 business administration and management & leadership graduates employed six months after graduation

Course information

Foundation courses

  • MGMT 405: Ethical Decision Making in Business
  • MGMT 410: Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 440: Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 470: Leadership in Business Organizations
  • +3 Advanced Business Electives within a selected elective track

Elective tracks

Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 437: Developing Management Skills
  • MGMT 455: General MGMT Processes/Change
  • MGMT 472: Project Management
  • MGMT 485: Business Consulting
  • MGMT 525: Negotiations and Dispute Settlement
  • IBUS 480: International Management
Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 410: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 430: Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 450: Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 460: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 470: Marketing Your Own Business
  • ENTR 480: Management of Small Business
  • ENTR 490: Social Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
  • MGMT 412: HR Data Analytics
  • MGMT 413: Recruiting & Selecting Effective Employees
  • MGMT 416: Training, Development, & Managing Careers
  • MGMT 419: Managing Performance & Compensation
  • MGMT 431: Legal Environment for Managing Employees
  • MGMT 434: International Human Resource Management

A degree in management and leadership will provide you with the skills to effectively lead a group of people. Many graduates secure jobs in sales, human resources, entrepreneurship, retail, general management and management rotational programs.

Like many fields of business, it is important to network as a management and leadership major. You should also attend shadowing days to get a taste for jobs you may want when you graduate. Look into leadership positions within clubs on campus. Summer internship or part-time work experience will allow you to be competitive with other management and leadership graduates.

Typical positions include:

  • Benefits Administrator
  • Branch Manager
  • Business Development Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Public Administrator
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter

Course information

Foundation courses

  • MGMT 405: Ethical Decision Making in Business
  • MGMT 410: Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 440: Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 470: Leadership in Business Organizations
  • +3 Advanced Business Electives within a selected elective track

Elective tracks

Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 437: Developing Management Skills
  • MGMT 455: General MGMT Processes/Change
  • MGMT 472: Project Management
  • MGMT 485: Business Consulting
  • MGMT 525: Negotiations and Dispute Settlement
  • IBUS 480: International Management
Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 410: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 430: Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 450: Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 460: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 470: Marketing Your Own Business
  • ENTR 480: Management of Small Business
  • ENTR 490: Social Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
  • MGMT 412: HR Data Analytics
  • MGMT 413: Recruiting & Selecting Effective Employees
  • MGMT 416: Training, Development, & Managing Careers
  • MGMT 419: Managing Performance & Compensation
  • MGMT 431: Legal Environment for Managing Employees
  • MGMT 434: International Human Resource Management

A degree in management and leadership will provide you with the skills to effectively lead a group of people. Many graduates secure jobs in sales, human resources, entrepreneurship, retail, general management and management rotational programs.

Like many fields of business, it is important to network as a management and leadership major. You should also attend shadowing days to get a taste for jobs you may want when you graduate. Look into leadership positions within clubs on campus. Summer internship or part-time work experience will allow you to be competitive with other management and leadership graduates.

Typical positions include:

  • Benefits Administrator
  • Branch Manager
  • Business Development Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Public Administrator
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter