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Management and Leadership

To thrive in today’s challenging marketplace, businesses need attentive managers and inspirational leaders, people who can motivate employees and meet the ever-changing expectations of customers.

Management and leadership skills are essential for a successful career and promotion in any industry. Our Management and Leadership program is designed to develop these professional skills via courses in leadership, team building, influence, interpersonal communication, and organizational analysis.

While technical skills can be critical in landing an entry-level job, the management and leadership major is designed to support your unique professional goals and is only offered as a second major. The program is designed to complement the disciplinary knowledge and skills of the student’s primary major in accounting, finance, international business, business systems and analytics, or marketing, or a minor in risk management. A minor in management and leadership can also be designed by students majoring in a non-business field.

Why choose Lasallian Business?

  • Through exercises in team building, interpersonal communication, and leadership, students learn to influence, motivate, and persuade colleagues. They also learn how to build convincing cases for ideas how to jumpstart game plans.
  • Leadership is cultivated individually. Students try out their leadership skills in experiential exercises, drawing on video and personal feedback to identify their strengths and limitations. They then work closely with professors to develop a plan to enhance their skills.
  • Students put their skills and savvy to the test through internships and co-ops. They also learn from talented professionals who visit campus to share real-life experiences.
  • Our mentoring-minded faculty helps students pursue their specific interests—whether they aspire to a career in manufacturing or financial services, entertainment marketing, or exporting and importing.
  • Students graduate from La Salle prepared to manage a diverse workforce and to coach employees within a high-performance setting. They also learn to think outside the box for creative solutions to problems.

Contact

James W. Smither, Ph.D. Chair of Management and Leadership Department
Professor of Management and Leadership
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