Management and Organizational Leadership Minor

Expand your professional abilities through the incorporation of a minor in Management and Organizational Leadership

Pair the outstanding curriculum in any one of our other majors with the minor classes in management and organizational leadership. Students develop as well-rounded professionals proficient in organizational communication, finance, and human resources.

Students completing an MOL minor would complete the following classes along with those in their selected major:

MGOL 403 Organizational Theory and Design
3 semester credits. Through exploration and application of major organizational theories, students will attain an understanding of the key factors that contribute to sustainable organizational success. Students will explore how significant changes in the external and organizational context challenge leaders to shape organizational designs, structures, and processes in ways likely to benefit stake holders and the larger society. This course will also examine how organizational leaders develop winning strategies, and then design their organization in a way that aligns structures, culture, processes, practices, and people to achieve those strategies.

MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making
3 semester credits. Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by management to conduct daily operations, plan future operations and develop overall business strategies.

MGOL 412 Data Informed Decision Making I
3 semester credits
Methods for defining, researching, and analyzing problems are emphasized. Course content includes planning and designing survey research projects, as well as gathering and summarizing supportive knowledge from the existing literature to inform decisions parameters.
(SBS Majors, take MSBS 424 Research Methods and Statistics in place of MGOL 412)

MGOL 415 Data Informed Decision Making II
1 semester credit. This course is designed for managers as users of statistical information. The course covers basic descriptive statistics, associated decision-making, and the purposes of inferential statistical methods.
(SBS Majors, take MSBS 444 Social and Behavioral Studies Applied Research in place of MGOL 415)

MGOL 431 Operations Management
3 semester credits. This course introduces concepts and techniques for design, planning, and control of service and manufacturing operations. It provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions.

MGOL 440 Human Resource Management
3 semester credits. In this course students examine policies and practices regarding employee planning, recruitment, selection, compensation, training, and development. Attention is given to current regulatory employment issues.

MGOL 442 Dynamics of Leadership
3 semester credits. This course explores leadership theories, models, and styles through an examination of current leadership literature and discussions of effective leadership practice.

Interested in completing a minor along with your major? Your enrollment counselor can assist you in creating a tailor-made degree plan to incorporate this professionally-valuable coursework.