The MLD option can be tailored to advance student's career paths in:
- Business management
- Non-profit management
- Graduate school preparation
Management & Leadership (MLD)
Benefits of Management and Leadership as an optionManagement is the ability to cope with complexity in organizations and Leadership is the ability to gain commitment from organization members. Together they provide the foundation for all business disciplines. Skills in management and leadership are needed by all types of organizations, by all the economic activities of business, and across all areas within an organization. Students in Management & Leadership are trained to step into organizations and assist in building the future for those organizations.
The Management and Leadership option is versatile. It prepares graduates for entry level management development programs and gives them the knowledge they need to advance their management careers. By selection of the appropriate electives, a student can customize the option to fit the career path of most interest.
The university elective requirement gives students the opportunity and power to tailor the MLD option to fit their personal and career interests. These electives provide students exposure to disciplines that will enhance their preparation for a career.
To be effective organizational leaders, managers need the capability to plan and implement strategies for success. The Management and Leadership option prepares students for control of the competitive behavior and integrated activity of complex business organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on ethical decision making, global perspective, interpersonal capabilities, environmental analysis, business forecasting, resources assessment, leadership skills, goal setting, and corporate governance.
Required Courses (fifteen credits)
- MGT 352 - International Management (prerequisite: MGT 350, INB 300)
- MGT 356 - Human Resource Management (prerequisite or co-requisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 358 - Organizational Behavior (prerequisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 450 - Governance and Leadership (prerequisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 452 - Organization Development & Change (prerequisites: MGT 356, MGT 358)
Elective Courses (six credits)
- MGT 354 - Managing Innovation and Technology (prerequisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 357 - Hospitality Management (prerequisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 452 - Negotiation (prerequisite: MGT 350)
- MGT 495 - Seminar in Management (permission and at least junior standing)
- EDB 380 - Entrepreneurship (prerequisite: ACT 203, MKT 340)
- EDB 480 - Managing Emerging Ventures (EDB 380, permission of chair)
- FIN 438 - Commercial Lending and Credit Analysis (FIN 335)
- OPS 472 - Project Management (OPS 370)
All of the above classes are CSB Restricted
Students pursuing this option cannot also pursue an option in Human Resources Management or Entrepreneurship and Business Development