Management and Leadership

Professor(s) of Practice: Norman Faiola, John Hunter

The mission of the management and leadership major in business administration is to prepare young students for both the people and leadership challenges inherent in modern organizations. We believe that leadership is primarily an art, rather than a science, and involves the exercise of substantial judgment, creativity, and style. Educating leaders requires significant attention to both general principles and theories, and the development of the individual. This development includes building interpersonal and small group skills, gaining awareness of one’s strengths, weaknesses and values, and becoming motivated to learn continuously from experience.

Each offering in the leadership major is designed to address the issues of leadership, ethics, system dynamics and cultural diversity as it focuses on its primary content area. Additionally, to build the behavioral competencies central to leadership, the courses in this major will employ a variety of engaging and interactive activities including case studies, role plays, simulations, group projects and presentations and class discussions. In the Ignatian tradition, students will also learn to carefully reflect on these experiences. Students may choose any five of the approved electives. The list of BUS/MGT electives includes: BUS 400 International Business, MGT 310 Entrepreneurship I, MGT 311 Entrepreneurship II, MGT 312 Entrepreneurial Strategies: The Innovative Firm, MGT 450 Personal and Interpersonal Dimensions of Leadership, MGT 451 Group Skills and Team Leadership, MGT 452 Organizational Development, MGT 455 Leadership: Classic Perspective From Literature and Film, SOC 403 Group Dynamics, MGT 454 Effective Supervision, MGT 458 Effective Presentation.

Finally, it is our view that students’ growth as leaders does not begin, nor does it end at Le Moyne College; the seeds were planted long ago and their maturity will occur decades after college. Our transitional role is to create a context where students can safely acquire the requisite theory, values, skills and sense of self that will sustain their specific leadership journeys.

Management and Leadership Major

Core RequirementsHours
COR 100 First Year Seminar3
WRT 101 Critical Writing3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110 - HST 111 World Civilization6
ENG 210 Major Authors3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310 Literature and Culture3
Social Science*3
Natural Science*3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies*3
COR 400 Transformations3
Visual & Performing Arts*1

* NOTE: Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements. See core section for more information. Because there have been substantial changes to the core curriculum, the above requirements may not apply to all students; for students who entered Le Moyne College prior to Fall 2013, be sure to consult with your advisor for appropriate course selection(s).

Management and Leadership Major

Major RequirementsHours
BUS/MGT Electives from: 15
BUS 400 International Business3
MGT 310 Entrepreneurship I: What's the Idea?3
MGT 311 Entrepreneurship II: Idea to Startup3
MGT 312 Entrepreneurl Strtg:the Innovative Firm3
MGT 450 Per/Intp Leadership Dimensions3
MGT 451 Group Skills and Team Leadership3
MGT 452 Organizational Development3
MGT 454 Effective Supervision3
MGT 455 Leadership:classic Perspect Frm Lit/Film3
MGT 457 Managing Multicultural Connections3
MGT 460 Managing Systems Project3
MGT 458 Effective Presentation and Facilitation3
CSC 151 Intro Information Processing 3
MTH 120 Mathematics for Business Majors 3
Electives 18
Management Core RequirementsHours
STA 201 Statistics I 3
STA 202 Statistics II 3
ACT 203 Financial Accounting 3
ACT 204 Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3
MIS 201 Intro Mgmt Info Systems 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
ANL 301 Business Analytics 3
FIN 301 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 301 Intro to Organization & Mgmt 3
BUS 470 Business Policy 3
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Typical Program for Management and Leadership Major

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
HST 1103 PHL 1103
STA 2013 HST 1113
WRT 1013 MTH 1203
COR 1003 STA 2023
BUS 1503 Natural Science3
Sophomore Year
ACT 2033 ACT 2043
ENG 2103 PHL 2103
Theology3 ANL 3013
ECO 1133 ECO 1143
MGT 3013 MIS 2013
Junior Year
ENG 3103 BUS/MGT Elective3
FIN 3013 Elective3
BUS/MGT Elective3 CSC 1513
LAW 2003 MKT 3013
Senior Year
BUS/MGT Elective3 BUS/MGT Elective3
Elective3 Elective3
Elective3 Elective3
BUS/MGT Elective3 COR 400A3
Religion3 BUS 4703

Management and Leadership Dual Major

Dual Major in Management/Leadership and Information Systems

Management/leadership majors interested in pursuing a dual major in information systems need to complete the following courses: four BUS/MGT electives, MIS 455; and three MIS electives. (Recommended MIS electives: MIS 375, MIS 395, MIS 415, MIS 455, MIS 480).

Business Administration Minor

The division offers a minor in business administration for students who major in one of the liberal arts or sciences. Although the minor does not offer the breadth or depth that a major course of study provides, it introduces and acclimates students to the world of business.

Business Administration Minor

Students minoring in business administration are required to complete the following courses and their prerequisites for a letter grade.

Minor RequirementsHours
ACT 203 Financial Accounting 3
MGT 301 Intro to Organization & Mgmt 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Two from the following: 3
ACT 204 Managerial Accounting3
ANL 301 Business Analytics3
FIN 201 Personal Finance3
FIN 301 Managerial Finance3
HRM 301 Human Resource Management3
LAW 200 Legal Environment of Business3
MIS 201 Intro Mgmt Info Systems3
STA 201 Statistics I3

* ANL 301 and FIN 301 have additional course preprequisites.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Innovation has been at the heart of economic growth and increased levels of prosperity for nearly three centuries. The entrepreneur has, through this extended period of ideational ferment and business expansion, (by seeking new opportunities, launching new, perhaps risky ventures, and mapping out new domains) been central to the innovative process. The role of entrepreneurship in American economic growth is probably more significant than it is in the case of any other country. It is a tradition worth fostering, and we would like to encourage students to act entrepreneurially and to acquire an innovative mindset.

The intent underlying the minor is to stimulate students to start their own new ventures by giving them the analytical, applied, conceptual, and reflective skills necessary to do. Combined with this practical intent, is a larger goal of fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, by dint of which students become opportunity-seekers, and problem-solvers, constantly looking for ways to deal with life’s challenges.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
MGT 310 Entrepreneurship I: What's the Idea? 3
MGT 311 Entrepreneurship II: Idea to Startup 3
MGT 312 Entrepreneurl Strtg:the Innovative Firm 3
MGT 301 Intro to Organization & Mgmt 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Choose one from among the following courses: 3
MKT 401 Marketing Research3
ANL 410 Supply Chain Analysis3
MIS 455 Managing the Technological Enterprise3
ESS 121 Global Resources3


BUS 150 . Globaliz in World of Differncs (3).

The course provides an overview of the process underlying globalization, its impact on different nations, and the role technology, national policies, and corporate strategies play in a world of increasing interdependencies and coverage. Local customs and identities, however, continue to thrive. These are studied with special attention paid to certain regions, thus grappling with the paradox of stimultaneous globalization and localization. Case studies, role-plays and guest speakers help cast light on the breathtaking diversity in the "global village". Fulfills Core requirement(s): DIV (Diversity) and CE (Cultural Elective).

BUS 399 . Independent Study (1-3).

A student who wishes to pursue an independent study project for academic credit must submit, prior to registration, a proposed plan of study that includes the topic to be studied and the goal to be achieved, the methodology to be followed, schedule of supervision, end product, evaluation procedure and the number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the dean of management. It will be kept on file in the office of the dean of management. Ten hours work per week for each credit. Hours and credit to be determined by the student and department chair.

BUS 400 (PGS 400). International Business (3).

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation of the basic concepts and tools for the conduct of international business. Consideration is given to the managerial and operational opportunities and problems of the company operating internationally. Emphasis is on behavioral aspects and environmental factors influencing and affecting the use of international business strategies, the development of an international orientation. The role of international business as a contributor to the company's overall business objective achievement is stressed. Prerequisite: senior standing in business or permission of the instructor.

BUS 430 (ACT 430/ACT 530/BUS 530). Government Contract Accounting (3).

Basic cost accounting concepts and the cost accumulation process are presented. This course provides guidance on accounting for, recovering and monitoring costs at each step of government contract performance, from bidding to closeout. An understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), the treatment of unallowable costs and the Defense Contact Audit Agency (DCAA) auditing standards will be provided. Current topics on special and emerging issues, including new TINA and FAR requirements; rules applicable to nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals, and state and local governments; incurred cost-electric (ICE);cost accounting issues in privatization projects and commercial item acquisitions; and the impact of procurement reform and streamlining will also be covered. Prerequisite: Intro Accounting.

BUS 435 (ACT 435/FIN 435/MIS 435/MIS 535). Introduction to Government Systems (3).

This course focuses on introductory government systems concepts, processes and functions, utilizing the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Students will examine FAR regulations, processes and nomenclature, utilizing existing and proposed regulations and industry case studies, and appropriate support technology. Guest speakers and field research provide students with access and information from industry and academia. Prerequisites: ACT 203, ACT 204.

BUS 436 (ACT 436/LAW 436/ACT 536/BUS 536/LAW 536). Introduction to Government Contracting Law, Compliance, Ethics (3).

This course provides an introduction to the legal and regulatory framework for doing business with the federal government. The course of study will center on the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and will include a study of several related statutes, as well as the regulatory compliance and business ethics requirements of doing business with the federal government. Guest speakers and case studies provide students with access and information from industry and academia. Prerequisites: ACT 201 or ACT 203 or LAW 200 or permission of the instructor.

BUS 437 (ACT 437/LAW 437/ACT 537/BUS 537/LAW 537). Capstone Course: Cases in Government Contracting Law, Compliance, and Ethics (3).

This course is the capstone course in the Government Systems Contracting certificate at Le Moyne. It requires the student to synthesize knowledge about the legal and regulatory framework for doing business with the federal government through a series of case studies of law, compliance and ethics. Course material focuses on cases derived from requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and related statutes. Guest speakers from industry and government will discuss regulatory compliance and business ethics requirements topics with students during class. Prerequisites: BUS 436, ACT 436, LAW 436 or permission of instructor.

BUS 470 . Business Policy (3).

This is a capstone course and studies the management planning functions, integrating principles and operating philosophies; strategy formulation and implementation. The case study method is used, and a computerized management game is introduced. Prerequisite: senior business or accounting majors only.

BUS 481-489 . Special Topics in Business (3).

Courses in this series offer an in-depth exploration of specific issues within the various subfields of business—management, finance, marketing, law and general business—as well as topics of current interest to instructor or students. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor.

BUS 490 . Business Internship (1-12).

Participation in a real-world learning experience. The intern reports as required to a faculty member and evaluates the experience and relates it to his or her academic program. Forty-two hours of approved work experience is required to generate one credit. Prerequisite: permission of the department chair.

BUS 499 . Independent Study (Honors) (3).

This course is intended for honors students and is required for the honors degree in business administration. The student conducts an independent research project under the guidance of one member of the faculty in the department. A written and oral presentation of the research project is evaluated by the Honors Committee. This course may be taken only by permission of the department.

MGT 301 . Intro to Organization & Mgmt (3).

An introductory study of the individual, group and organizational determinants of behavior in organizations. Topics include motivation, individual differences, group dynamics, organizational design and structure, leadership, power and influence, and managing conflict and change. Cases and experiential exercises will be key vehicles for the students to apply the concepts and to discover which ones will be personally valid and useful.

MGT 310 . Entrepreneurship I: What's the Idea? (3).

Students generate ideas for new business/social startups, and select the most viable ones for further works in teams. Practical business models involving details of product/service, customer segments, value proposition, revenue basis, and so on, are developed. Entrepreneurship is presented as a lifelong guide to thought-process and behavior.

MGT 311 . Entrepreneurship II: Idea to Startup (3).

Creating an organization based on an invention or improved product or service, with a specific market in mind, is an action and process, which, though rooted in uncertainty,is vital to the health of an economy like that of the United States. This course views entrepreneurship as praxis, which involves careful thought in framing and refining the idea, developing a viable business model, and planning for product/service introduction. Among the other topics covered are projections of demand, operational details, market strategies, identifying salient external environmental factors (e.g. social/demographic, regulatory, etc.), forming a team and selecting the appropriate form of organization. Access to local community resources will be sought wherever feasible. Prequisites; MGT 310 or permission of instructor.

MGT 312 . Entrepreneurl Strtg:the Innovative Firm (3).

The purpose of this course is to study how to manage early-stage companies and innovation based firms. Various types of innovation, such as Product, Process, Managerial, Business Model, and Technological innovation (and the appropriate timing for each) are analyzed. The formation of forward looking teams, the development of a flexible structure, and fostering a creative culture are bought into focus. Agility of response while maintaining stability in ongoing operations in emphasized. This course seeks to provide an effective framework for use by innovative managers in early stage organizations or in mature firms that are seeking to be innovative.

MGT 450 . Per/Intp Leadership Dimensions (3).

An advanced course aimed at the in-depth analysis of small group behavior and interpersonal relationships as they occur in organizations. Experiential exercises, cases and group work will help in building the skills to effectively deal with the dynamics of small groups and work relationships. Prerequisite: MGT 301. Not open to students who have taken IRL 360.

MGT 451 . Group Skills and Team Leadership (3).

Students will integrate sociological and social psychological theory and research with experimental learning on the dynamics of groups and the behavior of individuals in those groups. The focus is on how individuals can facilitate interpersonal communication to enhance their own effectiveness and that of the group. The goal is to create a learning laboratory where students become participants in learning how to make a group work. Prerequisite: MGT 301 or permission of instructor.

MGT 452 . Organizational Development (3).

This course explores the goals, values and processes of bringing about change for the individual, the group and the large system. Students will explore the meaning of change for themselves, as well as study a range of techniques such as action research, team building and appreciative inquiry. Small groups also will design and conduct a change project in order to better grasp the complexities of personal and organizational development. Prerequisite: MGT 301

MGT 454 (HRM 454). Effective Supervision (3).

Effective Supervision is a practical course in how to lead others in organizations. From delegation and performance measurement to correcting unwanted behaviors, you will learn how to address workplace issues with efficiency and effectiveness. Course topics include interpersonal communications, motivation, delegation and negotiating conflict. The class is highly experiential, and will provide useful tools for your first supervisory experience. Prerequisite: MGT 301.

MGT 455 . Leadership:classic Perspect Frm Lit/Film (3).

Our greatest texts and films have much to teach us about the theory and practice of managerial leadership. In this course, an understanding of managerial leadership is developed by comparing, contrasting and ultimately connecting the leadership themes in classic pieces of literature and film with the themes facing leaders in contemporary business organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 301.

MGT 457 (HRM 457). Managing Multicultural Connections (3).

This course will explore the Human Resources implications of culture and multicultural communication from the conceptual, practical and human resources perspective. Students will inquire into their own culture and values, explore case studies, and engage in rich discussions with a number of speakers who have experience doing business outside our borders. Prerequisite: MGT 301.

MGT 458 . Effective Presentation and Facilitation (3).

This class will offer the skills to develop, design and deliver presentations using a model of competency assuring the diverse skills necessary for success. The second part of the class will expland the model and explore facilitation skills, offering tools and tactics to facilitate a positive group process to achieve desired results. The class will also cover presentation media, handling challenging participants and in depth audience analysis. The course will be rich with examples, and opportunities to present to a supportive and critical audience. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

MGT 460 (MIS 460/CSC 460/MIS 711/NSG 611). Managing Systems Project (3).

This course focuses on introductory project management processes, technology and tools, utilizing the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI's) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) processes and nomenclature. Students examine the processes and theory of project management as well as industry case studies, and will utilize project management software in support of their management activities. Guest speakers and field research provide students with access and information from industry and academia. Students are engaged in a semester-long project. Initially, they are required to identify the project scope and team charter for their project; subsequent assignments require them to prepare a business case, work breakdown structure, cost estimate, and final project documentation for their project. Students document their projects as described above, and present the results of their analysis and management activities to their peers and the Project Management Advisory Board.

MGT 481-489 . Special Topics in Management and Leadership (3).

Courses in this series offer an in-depth exploration of specific issues with the field of management and leadership, as well as topics of current interest to instructors and students. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor.

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