Leadership and Management Major Overview

The Field

The Management and Global Business department equips students with necessary tools and skills needed to manage and lead in the globally integrated economy. Management is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. With a focus on organizations and employees, managers are involved in planning, organizing, staffing, controlling and leading an organization.

The department also offers specialized courses in the field of international business and entrepreneurship to prepare future leaders for the global economy. In a global economy, the success and survival of companies is dependent on their ability to expand into new markets for customers as well as production. Companies are looking for professionals who understand the importance of global reach, and can help firms succeed in the global markets.


Career Paths

Management careers are found in a variety of industries, as good management is essential to all businesses. Managers oversee the work of others who may specialize in a functional area such as accounting, marketing, finance, or supply chain management by coordinating different activities and building cooperation among workers. Managers are often required to play a variety of roles which require a solid understanding of functional areas as well as leadership and decision making capabilities. Students are trained not only how to be effective managers, but also how to be effective leaders.

Leadership and Management graduates find work related to strategy and business analytics, business development, area and brand managers, and team leads in cross-functional teams. Graduates specializing in international business find employment in multinational companies involved in import and export business as well as foreign companies operating in the United States.

Sample Occupations

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Branch Manager
  • Credit Manager/Loan Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Property Manager
  • Purchasing Agent



Compensation of Leadership and Management graduates depends on the type of job and other functional specializations.


Curriculum and Course Descriptions

This major is managed by the Department of Management & Global Business (MGB).