Leadership and Management Studies Major (BLS only)

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program

Ana Garcia Chichester, Program Director

Leadership and Management is a multidisciplinary major open only to students in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program.  Students pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree may not declare this major.

The major in Leadership and Management, leading to a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree, provides students with basic management skills.  The course of study is organized to produce effective and intellectually agile leaders. Students gain advanced critical thinking skills, firm ethical reasoning abilities, and a readiness to participate productively in the workplace and the community.

Business administration courses within the Leadership and Management major introduce students to central theoretical issues regarding management organization and processes within business, industrial, and governmental environments. Additional courses are grounded in liberal arts disciplines recognized by employers as crucial to career growth.

The category of courses in Ethical issues helps guide students in decision making and requires them to evaluate the consequences of managerial choices. Organization and Government allows the student to gain knowledge about the structures of private and public systems. Leadership and Communication guides the student’s skills in the communication and understanding of those systems. Through courses in Leadership and Diversity students learn about the populations that managers must engage and to which they must communicate effectively.

A capstone course encourages students to conduct research through an individual study experience guided by a faculty mentor and/or to complete an internship in a subject appropriate to the major and under the guidance and direction of a faculty advisor and an agency supervisor.

Requirements for the Leadership and Management major

Thirty-nine (39) credits to include the following (consult the relevant sections of this Catalog for course titles and descriptions).

1. Required Courses (27 credits): BPST 314 (BUAD 283), CIST 301, LRSP 201 (BUAD 131), LRSP 311, LRSP 316 (BPST 316, MATH 200), LRSP 344, LRSP 406, LRSP 412, and one of the following; LRSP 460, BLST 491, or BLST 499 (capstone).

2. Once course, minimum, for each category below:

A. Ethics and Diversity (3 credits):  CPSC 302; ECON 332A,  351C,  352,  354A; ENGL 206A; GEOG 331; HIST 313, 314, 315, 327, 328,  384; IDIS 203; PHIL 160,  225; PSYC 333,  347, 350; RELG 101, RELG 277, 278, 305; SOCG 304, 315,  341, or 421.

B. Organization and Government (3 credits): ECON 202B,  311, 312; EESC 321, 330; FREN 313; GEOG 338; GERM 313; PHIL 100, 210; PSCI 201,  202A, 311, 312; PSYC 301, 385, 386, 387; or SPAN 393.

C. Leadership and Communication (3 credits): COMM 205, 206, 209, 340, 351, 352, 354, 356; CPSC 104, 105, 106, 310, 348, 350; ENGL 200, 202V, 300; LING 101B, 202,  301A; PHIL 151B; THEA 218.

Additional Elective: 3 additional credits from Ethics and Diversity, Leadership and Communication, and Organization and Government

NOTE: A maximum of 27 credits can be in business-related courses:

Any ACCT, BLAW, BUAD, DSCI, FINC, MKTG, MGMT, MIST, CIST 101, LRSP 305, 306, 311, 331, 343, 344, 406, 407, 412, 433, 434, 435, 460, BPST 314, 316, any 471.