Department of Management & Leadership

Management & Leadership Minor

(15 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS)

A minor in leadership reflects a defined and coherent set of courses that include knowledge and skill development for students who aspire to be leaders in today’s rapidly changing environment. This knowledge and skill will help students improve their sets of competencies for a highly competitive job market in the real world of business. Organizations in all sectors have voiced a concern regarding the apparent lack of leadership skills among their employees. A background in effectively managing human resources, ethics, change, organizational behavior, as well as an entire course devoted to developing individual leadership skills will address this need.

Prerequisites:
  • Junior standing
  • MANA 3335: Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management
Required:
  • MANA 3335: Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management
  • MANA 4346: Leadership Development
Select 9 credit hours from the following:
  • MANA 4341: Leading Organizational Change
  • MANA 4347: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MANA 4333: Current Issues in Management
  • MANA 4338: Performance Management Systems
  • MANA 4340: Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • MANA 4348: Global Leadership
  • MANA 4356: Managing Diversity
  • MANA 4385: Introduction to Strategic Management
  • MANA 4397: Approved Selected Topics related to Management & Leadership (consult with an undergraduate advisor)

Courses will include guest lectures by prominent leaders, case studies, and role-playing, as well as lectures, discussions and presentations. Students cannot count courses toward both the leadership minor and their business major requirements, or another business minor. These courses can, however, be used to meet advanced business elective requirements. Non-business majors seeking a minor in business must have the same grade point average required of students changing their major to pre-business at the time of filing for the minor.