Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Leadership and Management, B.B.A.

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Effective leadership is essential for any organization or group to succeed.  Leadership involves guiding and motivating others toward the accomplishment of a goal, and facilitating individual and collective efforts to successfully achieve that goal.  Leaders are also the primary facilitators of change within an organization.  The 21st century workplace presents unique opportunities and challenges for managing people and navigating the rapid pace of change.  The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Leadership and Management will help future leaders to develop competencies in organizational analysis, decision making, conflict management, motivational techniques, group dynamics, relationship building, and change management.  Courses in the Leadership and Management concentration provide students with the theoretical foundations of leadership and ample opportunities to apply those theories through interactive and experiential learning.  Students in this major will learn how to interpret and analyze situational contexts and choose the appropriate leadership approach for each context.  Students are prepared to become business and organizational leaders with the ability to apply best practices in management and leadership.

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements  

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management must maintain a 2.0 average or higher in the Business Core Courses  and a 2.0 average or higher in the Leadership and Management courses.  In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business core courses, BUS 494  and BUS 495 .

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar

Foundations Requirements

Communication course:

Advanced Communication course:

Quantitative Fluency course:

American Citizenship course:

Global Citizenship course:

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement

Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:

Social and Behavioral Sciences course:

Choose 3 credits of the following Natural and Physical Sciences courses:

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. The waiver applies to the requirement for graduation but does not waive the credits to graduate; students need to meet the overall bachelor’s degree credit requirement.

All students majoring in Business will take BUS 495  (a High Impact Practice and Innovation course) which will fulfill both a major requirement and 3 credits of the constellation requirement for any constellation.

Required Courses

General Elective Courses

Any remaining credits needed to meet the required 120 program hours may be used as free electives.

Suggested Course Sequence

Sophomore Year (30 credits)

Junior Year (30 credits)

Senior Year (30 credits)

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