Description of Program
The Management and Leadership program focuses on developing work-related interpersonal competencies that have been found to be highly predictive of employability and career success across industries. Students in this major learn professional skills such as how to facilitate discussions and lead team projects, correct problem behaviors, keep employees motivated, conduct employment interviews and performance appraisals, address conflict, handle negotiations, and argue persuasively. Unique to this major are two assessment workshops in which students are observed as they confront common management challenges; afterwards, students review video recordings of themselves and receive personalized feedback to create plans for self-development.
While the Management and Leadership major focuses on developing broad competencies that have been found to be essential for career success, developing distinctive capabilities through the in-depth study of a second discipline can also enhance the likelihood of a successful career and fulfilling personal life. The Management and Leadership major therefore requires students to complete either a second major or a minor (either within or outside of the School of Business). Students who major in non-business fields have the option of completing a minor in Management and Leadership.
The mission of the Management and Leadership Department is to enable graduates to distinguish themselves by demonstrating extraordinary team, management, and ethically-grounded leadership skills throughout their professional careers.
Program Student Learning Outcomes and Goals for the Management and Leadership Department are, that upon completion of the Management and Leadership program, students will be able to demonstrate:
• effective influence skills (e.g., upward influence, persuasive presentation, coaching, and negotiation)
• effective supervisory skills (e.g., design and conduct employment interviews, assess performance, and conduct performance feedback sessions)
• effective skills in team settings (e.g., facilitate discussion, tactfully challenge others)