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Leon Hess Business School

Management and Leadership

Within the Leon Hess Business School, students can pursue a number of academic degree programs, including those available in the Department of Management and Leadership.

The Curriculum

The curriculum in each of these concentrations prepares students for management and leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. Courses are taught by faculty members with strong academic and business experience. The faculty members stress the development of critical thinking, sophisticated communications skills, and a flexible managerial perspective.

Focus on Experiential Learning

The management curriculum is hands on and practice based, with courses that include simulations and team-based projects that mirror actual scenarios in the workplace involving employee relations and strategic decision-making. Many of our courses directly engage students with the local business community. Students might interview business leaders for a class project or analyze a specific management problem and present recommendations for its resolution to the company’s leaders.

Excellent Internship Opportunities

As a supplement to the curriculum, we encourage students to gain real-life experience with internships. Not only do they provide valuable on-the-job experience and training, internships show potential employers that you are a self-starter prepared to be responsible for your own success. The majority of management majors complete at least one internship, with companies actively seeking out our students.