Management and Leadership

Students in a management class

What is Management and Leadership?

The Management and Leadership major provides students with the theoretical foundation, applied skills and project-based learning to develop into professionals capable of managing their own careers and leading global organizations. Students learn the principle methods, models and concepts of management, and how to apply them to real-world settings. Coursework incorporates theory, strategy, as well as applied and experimental learning opportunities where students work with non-profits, the local community and global teams. Students gain the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to support their entry and ongoing career success as ethical and socially responsible leaders who are prepared to thrive in today's changing global business environment.

What do Management and Leadership majors do?

Upon completion of the Management and Leadership major, students will have a thorough understanding of leadership principles, theories, skills, and traits within themselves and in organizations. They will be equipped with the methods and management styles organizations use to build teams and engage their employees in valuing diversity in the workplace.

Is this major right for you?

You might be a Management and Leadership major if you:

  • Are passionate about business
  • Like to lead and help others succeed
  • Are resilient and flexible
  • Have project ownership and proactively take charge
  • Like to be involved in every aspect of a project

The Management and Leadership major can be summarized in three words:


We aim to position our students early on to not just find a job but a calling. We also place an emphasis on our students developing strategic or soft skills like communication, leadership and resilience.


In their sophomore year, students develop a curriculum plan and choose two electives that complement their preferred career path.


Our curriculum has a global emphasis built in. The final required course is the Global Capstone, where students immerse themselves in management and have a unique global experience.

About our faculty

Our faculty are experts in fields such as social entrepreneurship, technology management, international joint ventures, global strategic management, emerging markets, corporate sustainability, mentoring and careers, diversity, business ethics and organizational behavior.

Management faculty have experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. They are quoted in the news media, serve as presidents of associations, and advise startups to multinational conglomerates. As active researchers and writers, our faculty have written books and published in top journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Management International Review and Human Resource Development Quarterly.

About our students and graduates

Management and Leadership students take advantage of the many opportunities within the College of Business Administration and across the university. They are active in student government, clubs, fraternities and sororities, service organizations and athletics. They study abroad, participate in competitions, attend conferences and secure internships with top companies.

LMU management graduates enter the workforce with confidence and the ability to demonstrate global business knowledge, cross-cultural competencies and entrepreneurial thinking in a diverse business environment. They are equipped to step into leadership positions in a wide range of businesses, from startups to established firms, with a strong understanding of how to build nimble organizational cultures to promote innovation, collaboration and creativity. Our management graduates are in high demand and work in a variety of leading organizations such as EY, Google, Apple, Nike, Salesforce and WarnerMedia.

Representative courses

  • Managing Yourself
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Others
  • Learning and Development
  • Global Immersion
  • Faith and Business
  • International Management
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership

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