Management & Organization Leadership Concentration

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

management concentration electives
Electives (Choose Two)
management concentration electives
BUAD 430 - Diversity in the Workplace

(3 credits)

This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of current issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to help them develop their distinctive voice as they cultivate an inclusion-focused professional future. The course utilizes current research, best practices, and lived experiences to demonstrate the inherent benefits of having a diverse workforce and how a diverse collection of skills and experiences equips companies to be globally competitive. Students learn to identify and leverage their unique strengths to help successfully drive diversity and inclusion initiatives in the modern world of work

BUAD 435 - Teams: Design, Selection, and Development

(3 credits)


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)


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 informing processes, performance measurement and incentives.

BUAD 438 - Leadership

(3 credits)


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)


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).

Courses may not double count for both a major and a concentration.