Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness Major
The Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness (L&OE) major provides a thorough understanding of how leaders manage people and processes that contribute to organizational effectiveness and performance. Students will learn how to work effectively as employees, teammates, and ultimately leaders across organizational functions to create a great place to work. Studies show that great workplaces grow revenues faster, have more engaged employees, and are more innovative.
All L&OE majors will develop important competencies to be effective leaders and managers by taking courses in organizational behavior, leadership, human resources management, teams, innovation, and strategic management. To culminate their experience, students will take a consulting practicum using case competitions to then integrate and apply the competencies to solve problems faced by organizations. As such, the L&OE major addresses a common complaint of employers who note that many students are unable to demonstrate important competencies once they enter the workforce.
In addition to the Liberal Arts Core requirements and the Business Foundations, students in the L&OE major will take the following required courses: one International Business course, one Law course, and four Management courses to provide a good foundation for how to effectively work and lead in a variety of organizations.
Complete the following six courses beyond the Business Core (21 credit hours):
- IB 282 – Global Environment of Business (3)
- LW 305 – Legal Environment of Business (3)
- MG 304 – Managing Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3)
- MG 305 – Managing Talent (3)
- MG 306 – Managing Teams (3)
- MG 402 – Strategic Management (3)
- MG 407 – Management Consulting Practicum (3)
Complete two of the following upper-level electives (6 credit hours):
- MG 333 – Global Strategy for Sustainability (3)
- MG 410 – Leadership in Organizations (3)
- MG 412 – Leading Change (3)
- MG 414 – Managerial and Communication Skills (3)
- MG 415 – International Management (3)
- MG 419 – Special Topics in Management (3)
- MG 452 – Power and Influence (3)
- MG 453 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)
- MG/IB 470 – Prague Business and Culture Tour (3)
- MG 473 – Global Strategic Alliances (3)
- MG 482 – Global Strategy (3)
- MG 499 - Management Internship (3)
Recommended Non-Departmental Electives
The following courses do not qualify as elective courses for the major, but they are highly recommended courses majors should consider taking as either non-departmental or free electives.
- IS 353 – Data Management and Database Systems (3)
- IS 358 – Business Intelligence and Data Mining (3)
- MK 349 – Customer Experience Management: The Disney Study Tour (3)
- OM 334 – Global Supply Chain Management (3)
- OM 335 – Project Management (3)
- LW 406 – Commercial Law (3)
Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Management and Organizations
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
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