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College of Business

Leadership and Management Specialization

The Leadership and Management specialization is a focused and refined replacement for the Management and Organization specialization. Students who select this specialization will not only develop a deep understanding of key concepts and theories regarding leadership and management, they will also have an opportunity to apply what they have learned as they lead a substantial project as part of the capstone course

This specialization can be awarded to any student who meets the requirements beginning with students who are graduating in the Fall quarter.  Those who are interested can begin working towards this specialization immediately.

Current Management and Organizations students will be allowed to either complete that specialization or switch to the new Leadership and Management specialization.  Students should visit their academic adviser with any questions.

Like all BSBA specializations, L&M has the same Business Core and Communication requirements.  In addition, L&M involves four required courses and one elective:

Required Courses (all four required for a total of 20 credits)

  • MGT 386 - Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 395 – Leadership in Business
  • MGT 483 – Decision Making and Organizational Change
  • MGT 478 – Leadership and Management Capstone

Electives (choose one for a total of 5 credits)

  • MGT 477 – Global Leadership and Culture
  • MGT 482 - Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 484 – International Management
  • MGT 487 - Entrepreneurism and Small Business Management
  • SCM 425 – Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS 490 - Cooperative Education

The L&M specialization offers students an opportunity to capitalize on the unique and substantial leadership development competencies found in the Department of Management faculty at CWU.  It seeks to build off of the foundation of leadership theory while applying the concepts through an experiential approach to learning.  This AACSB accredited program will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, whether you plan to pursue a managerial career or simply want to better understand how to manage yourself.

L&M Specialization Resources:

Advising Sheet

Tentative Schedule of Classes

Des Moines Campus
Eastside Centers (Moses Lake, Wenatchee and Yakima)
Ellensburg Campus
Lynnwood Campus

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