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The Management and Strategic Leadership Degree

Success in strategic business leadership requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, skills, and competencies.

The required courses include a variety of experiences that can include community service learning, leadership and emotional intelligence assessments, case analysis, research projects, and team-based learning projects. When you complete the management and strategic leadership major in combination with another major, you are uniquely prepared to advance more quickly to managerial roles in their discipline.

Required Management and Strategic Leadership Courses:

MGT 3400 - Organizational Behavior

Examines the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Focuses on high performance and satisfaction in the modern workplace, and in context of cultural diversity, globalization, ethical behavior, and social responsibility. Designed to enhance career readiness in management and team leadership.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3500 - Organization Theory

Macro-organizational view emphasizing organizational theory. Concentrates on interaction among organization, its environment and its members, and the importance of fit among organizational strategies, structures, and culture.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4590 - Strategic Business Leadership

Examination of the leadership theories in the context of the strategic business challenges of increased global competition, advances in technology, and the importance of intellectual capital. The focus is on the executive ability to make strategic choices that generate superior performance within and by organizations.

Requisites: MGT 3400 and Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

Choose one of the following:

MGT 4430 - Managerial Decision Making

Decision making and problem solving in organizations from a managerial perspective.

Requisites: MGT 2000 or 2100
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4580 - Managing Transformations and Organizational Change

Examines theories, concepts, and applications relating to change leadership in the modern workplace. Focus on internal processes of organizational transformation, change, and development. Designed to improve leadership potential through understanding change models and strategies, resistance to change and change leadership roles in the context of a dynamic, uncertain, and ever-changing external environment.

Requisites: MGT 3400
Credit Hours: 3.0

AND, Management Electives

Choose two three-hour courses from approved MGT electives at or above the 3000 level except MGT 3000, 3050, 3100, 3200.

Human Resource Management Concentration Courses:

The human resource management concentration consists of 18 semester hour (six three-credit semester courses). You are also encouraged to take additional elective courses.

MGT 3300 – Introduction to Human Resources

Survey of human resource management practices in areas of human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, discipline, safety audits, and personnel research. Includes applications in employment law and discussion of interface of line and staff responsibilities in organization.

Requisites: MGT 2000 or 2100
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3400 - Organizational Behavior

Examines the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Focus on high performance and satisfaction in the modern workplace, and in context of cultural diversity, globalization, ethical behavior, and social responsibility. Designed to enhance career readiness in management and team leadership.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3500 - Organization Theory

Macro-organizational view emphasizing organizational theory. Concentrates on interaction among organization, its environment and its members, and the importance of fit among organizational strategies, structures, and culture.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4580 - Managing Transformations and Organizational Change

Examines theories, concepts, and applications relating to change leadership in the modern workplace. Focus on internal processes of organizational transformation, change, and development. Designed to improve leadership potential through understanding change models and strategies, resistance to change and change leadership roles in the context of a dynamic, uncertain, and ever-changing external environment.

Requisites: MGT 3400
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4590 - Strategic Business Leadership

Examination of the leadership theories in the context of the strategic business challenges of increased global competition, advances in technology, and the importance of intellectual capital. The focus is on the executive ability to make strategic choices that generate superior performance within and by organizations.

Requisites: MGT 3400 and Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0