Management & Organization Leadership

Students majoring in a business discipline can add a management & organizational leadership concentration by completing six credits chosen from the following courses:

Electives (Choose Two)
BUAD 435 - Teams: Design, Selection, and Development

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 317 - Organizational Behavior and Management or equivalent.


This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills to enable students to improve the performance of most teams. Working in teams has become the norm in most organizations, yet most people have many misconceptions about what makes groups effective. Groups can be exhilarating or maddening. This course will cover work in a variety of teams including: project teams, self-directed teams, research teams, consulting teams, and multinational teams. Topics include: team design, principles of selection, team performance management and rewards, managing transnational teams, and team facilitation. 

BUAD 437 - Change Management and Organizational Transformation

3 credits | Fall and Spring | Prereq/ Corequisite(s): BUAD 317 - Organizational Behavior and Management or consent of the instructor.


The course will focus on effective process design, change management, and transforming the organization through changes in process, people, and technology Topics will include stakeholder analysis, goal/ strategy alignment, generating buy-in, effectively informating processes, performance measurement and incentives.

BUAD 438 - Leadership

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 317 - Organizational Behavior and Management. Senior standing.


This field-based course is designed to develop the ability to work with and through others in order to make effective contributions as a member of an organization. The course emphasizes developing a leadership orientation, understanding critical leadership issues and developing appropriate leadership skills.

BUAD 442 - The Psychology of Decision Making

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 231 - Statistics or the equivalent and senior standing


An examination and analysis of the cognitive factors that aid or hinder choosing alternative courses of action. The major emphasis will be on psychological processes underlying choice and judgment. Applications to business decisions and policy making will be considered. (Cross listed with PSYC 442).