Concentration & Academics

Management & Leadership Concentration

The Management and Leadership concentration will help develop and enhance your ability to lead and manage people and organizations. These skills are highly desired by virtually all potential employers, making the Management and Leadership concentration beneficial to all Carroll School undergraduates.

Upon completing the concentration, students will (1) demonstrate an appreciation for the fundamentals and complexity of successful leadership; (2) identify exemplary leadership in themselves and others; and (3) demonstrate skills of effective leadership.

In addition to taking MGMT1021 Organizational Behavior or MGMT1031 Organizational Behavior - Honors, the concentration requires MGMT2127 Leadership and three electives. Two electives in particular are highly recommended for this concentration: MGMT2123 Negotiation and MGMT2137 Managing Diversity.

Required Courses:

Course # Course Name Notes
Two Core Courses
MGMT1021 Organizational Behavior Students may take MGMT1031
Organizational Behavior – Honors instead.
MGMT2127 Leadership  
Three MGMT Electives
View the sample list of electives for a list of offerings. Please note, not all courses are available each semester. Visit the Course Information and Schedule page in Agora for a current list of offerings.

Entrepreneurship Co-concentration

Are you interested in revolutionizing markets or joining a firm that does?  The Entrepreneurship co-concentration provides a strong background for launching and managing high-growth ventures in nascent or high-velocity industries. The curriculum introduces a set of tools and a way of thinking that will help students to navigate the uncertain, ambiguous contexts that often characterize new initiatives in established firms as well as start-ups.

The Entrepreneurship co-concentration is designed to be a second concentration for Carroll School of Management students. Up to one class from the co-concentration course list can be counted towards another concentration. 

The courses in the co-concentration include the following:

Course # Course Name
MGMT2170 Entrepreneurial Management
Choose one of the following four courses:
MGMT2139 Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
MFIN2210 Entrepreneurial Finance
MFIN2212 Venture Capital / Private Equity
ISYS3315 Special Topics: Managing Digital Innovation
Choose two electives from the following list:
BSLW6604 Law for the Entrepreneur
ISYS3205 TechTrek West
ISYS3253/MKTG3253 Digital Commerce
ISYS6621/MKTG6621 Social Media and Digital Business
ISYS6640/MKTG6640 Analytics and Business Intelligence
MGMT2123 Negotiation
MGMT2139 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MKTG3156 Special Topics: Launching Digital Marketing
MKTG3158 Product Planning & Strategy
MKTG3170 Entrepreneurial Marketing

For more information, please contact the Shea Center for Entreprenurship

Minor in Management & Leadership

A minor in Management and Leadership is offered to students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education, and Connell School of Nursing who are interested in pursuing management careers.This minor focuses on the behavioral side of management by offering courses designed to increase students’ knowledge of leadership and management and build skills in these areas. Students must complete six courses offered by the Management and Organization Department.

The Management and Leadership minor will help students develop and enhance their ability to lead and manage people and organizations.  More specifically, students will:

  1. Develop an appreciation for the fundamentals and complexity of successful leadership
  2. Identify exemplary leadership in themselves and others
  3. Demonstrate effective leadership and management skills

Required Courses:

Course # Course Name Notes
Two Core Courses
MGMT1021 Organizational Behavior So. or Jr. Year
MGMT2127 Leadership So. or Jr. Year
Four MGMT Electives (Jr.–Sr. Year)
View the sample list of electives for a list of offerings. Please note, not all courses are available each semester. Visit the Course Information and Schedule page in Agora for a current list of offerings.

The Management and Leadership minor prepares students for managerial roles in corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The common thread is managing people. In addition, the concentration provides excellent preparation for a career in management consulting, which focuses on diagnosing and solving management problems in client organizations.

For more information, please consult Professor Richard Spinello to set up an appointment.

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Sample List of Electives

Below is a sample list of electives available for undergraduate students. Additional courses may be added in the future. Please note, not all courses are available each semester. Please visit the Course Information and Schedule page in Agora for an up-to-date list of current offerings and prerequisites. 

Course # Course Name
MGMT2110 Human Resources Management
MGMT2111 Ethical Leadership Skills
MGMT2119 Communication and Personal Branding
MGMT2123 Negotiation
MGMT2132 Managing Change
MGMT2133 Leading High Performance Teams
MGMT2137 Managing Diversity
MGMT2139 Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
MGMT2140 International Management
MGMT2165 Managing in Adversity
MGMT2170 Entrepreneurial Management
MGMT2173 Consulting Practice
MGMT2260 Leadership and Corporate Accountability
MGMT2265 Globalization, Culture, and Ehtics
MGMT2270 Ethics, Public Policy and the "Sin Industries"
*MGMT3309 Strategic Management 
MGMT4901 Independent Study 
MGMT5548/UNCP5548 Capstone: Leadership and Mindfulness 

 *elective for minors only