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Undergraduate Program Description
The Department of Management and Organization offers an undergraduate concentration in Management and Leadership, which focuses on building the human and social capital of the organization. The department also offers a minor in Management and Leadership for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Lynch School of Education.
Concentration in Management and Leadership
While technical skills can be critical in landing an entry-level job, management and leadership skills are essential for promotion into the managerial ranks. This concentration focuses on the skills and knowledge that employees will need to manage and lead others.
The concentration is completed by taking four courses beyond the required courses in the Carroll School of Management Common Body of Knowledge, which includes MB 021 Organizational Behavior or MB 031 Organizational Behavior—Honors. MB 127 Leadership is the cornerstone of the concentration. Students must choose at least three additional electives from a variety of courses.
Required of all concentrators:
- MB 021 Organizational Behavior or MB 031 Organizational Behavior—Honors
- MB 127 Leadership
- MB 110 Human Resources Management
- MB 111 Ethical Leadership Skills
- MB 119 Communication and Personal Branding
- MB 123 Negotiation
- MB 130 Leading Change in Organizations
- MB 133 Leading High Performance Teams
- MB 135 Managing Your Career
- MB 137 Managing Diversity
- MB 139 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- MB 140 International Management
- MB 145 Environmental Management
- MB 150 Transitions: Learning How to Learn in the World of Business
- MB 170 Entrepreneurial Management
- MB 265 Globalization, Culture, and Ethics
- MB 270 Ethics of Risk
- MB 299 Independent Study (by permission of instructor)
- MB 313 Research Methods for Management
- MB 548 Leadership and Mindfulness
Minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development
The Minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development is open to all CSOM students, regardless of their concentration. It may be of particular value to students with special interests in counseling, training, personnel assessment, or work within social service organizations. In addition to the courses necessary to complete their CSOM concentration, students in the Minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development are required to take four courses in the Lynch School of Education, three of which are required. The fourth must be elected from among upper level psychology in education courses (PY 2xx). This minor may interest you if you wish to
- Deepen your knowledge of human behavior in the areas of psychology, human development, and learning in preparation for a career in fields such as human resource management, marketing research, or advertising.
- Gain specialized knowledge in certain specific areas of human resource management, such as counseling, training, personnel assessment, family crisis assistance, drug and alcohol abuse programs, and aging/elderly care.
- Prepare for employment in a government or private sector social services organization.
- PY 032 Psychology of Learning
- PY 041 Adolescent Psychology or PY 244 Adult Psychology
- PY 242 Personality Theories
Students are strongly urged, but not required, to take the PY 030/031 sequence (Child Growth and Development).
Elective Courses (any 200 level course, or above)
- PY 230 Abnormal Psychology (PY 242 is prerequisite)
- PY 241 Interpersonal Relations
- PY 243 Counseling Theories (PY 241 or MB 119, PY 242, and PY 230 are prerequisites)
- PY 244 Adult Psychology
- PY 248 Gender Roles
- PY 348 Culture, Community, and Change
- PY 397 Social Issues and Social Policy
Information for Study Abroad
Students may take one or two electives abroad to count toward either the Management and Organization concentration or minor. In addition, it is sometimes possible to take the equivalent of MB 021 abroad. However, this must be approved prior to finishing the course by the Chairperson of the Management and Organization Department, who will need a detailed copy of the course syllabus, assignments, and readings.