Leadership and Management Major

Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick

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.

Key Facts

  • Rutgers Business School offers various global study trips to Asia and Latin America
  • Management graduates have the flexibility to work in a variety of different industries
  • Salary levels depend on the type of industry and location
  • Management curriculum gives students a broad understanding and foundation of the way businesses are run
  • Managers should keep an eye on key industry trends and understand how to be an effective leader

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.

How to Apply


Management careers are found in all varieties of industries. The work of a business manager involves planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of a company. Often individuals are trained or specialize in a functional area such as accounting, marketing, finance, or human resources. Managers oversee the work of others by building cooperation and performance among workers.

School Core Courses

Required (6 credits)

Course Title CR
33:620:369 International Business 3
33:620:410 Executive Leadership 3


Group 1

At least 6 credits

Course Title CR
33:620:362 Effective Leadership Communications 3
33:620:290 Women Leading in Business 3
33:620:320 Cross Cultural Management 3
33:620:350 Negotiations 3
33:620:370 Managing Diversity in Organizations 3
33:620:430 Team Building & Group Processes 3

Group 2

Up to 6 credits

Course Title CR
33:620:355 Managing Technological Innovation: In-House Entrepreneurship 3
33:620:365 Management of Human Resources 3
33:620:402 Global Management & Strategy 3
33:620:479 Doing Business In... 3
33:620:486 Special Topics in the Music Industry 3
33:620:493 Special Topics in Sports Business 3
33:620:498 Independent Management Projects 3
33:382:302 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:303 Managing Growing Ventures 3
33:382:310 Social Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:340 Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 3
33:382:342 Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 3
33:382:360 Technology Ventures 3