Management and Leadership

Program Overview

The manager’s job is fast-paced and requires the ability to make decisions and facilitate the work of others. The management and leadership major gives students the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Firms of all sizes and in all fields need good managers who know how to motivate subordinates, manage teams, resolve conflicts, and lead by example. Businesses want new employees who can handle themselves as subordinates, supervisors, and team members. Whether students are looking for a position with a medium to large organization or thinking of starting companies of their own, the management and leadership major provides the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful.

Curriculum Overview

Courses in the program include Team Management, Management Skills, Introduction to Human Resource Management, Managing Workforce Diversity, Ethical Management, Small Business Management, Negotiation, International Management, Advanced Leadership, and more.

Degree Offered

  • B.S.B.A. in Management & Leadership

Contact

Eugene Kutcher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 237
609-896-5203
ekutcher@rider.edu

Program Website: http://www.rider.edu/mgtlead
Associated Department: Department of Management

Related Programs

Requirements for the Major

(18 credits)

Business Core
See Business Core Requirements
MGT 355Team Management 13
MGT 363Management Skills 13
MGT 450Advanced Leadership3
Select three of the following:9
Small Business Management
Small Business Consulting Sem
Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Managing Workforce Diversity
Negotiation
International Management
Ethical Management
Sel Topics:Mgt & Organztn Behv
Independent Research and Study
Total Credits18

 An average grade of "C" or better is required in the 18 semester credit hours that are required for the management and leadership major.  Majors are encouraged to take MGT 491 Internship as a free elective.

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year, who change their major, or those who transfer to Rider will follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials 1 3
CMP 120 Expository Writing 2 3
MSD 105 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CBA 102 Career Plan & Perspective I 4 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3
MSD 200 Statistical Methods I 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3
CBA 202 Career Plan & Perspect II 4 1
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3
MSD 201 Statistical Methods II 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3
COM 290 Professional/Strategic Speech 3
FIN 220 Introduction to Finance 3
MGT Major Elective 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall Semester
BUS 300 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
CBA 302 Career Plan & Perspect III 4 1
MGT 355 Team Management 6 3
MGT Major Elective 3
Leadership Elective 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
CIS 385 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 363 Management Skills 6 3
MSD 340 Production and Operations 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Year 4
Fall Semester
BUS 400 Strategic Mgmt and Policy 3
MGT Major Elective 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
MGT 450 Advanced Leadership 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours for Graduation120

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials 3
CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MSD 105 Quantitative Methods for Business 3
Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
JTerm
MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Spring Semester
CBA 102 Career Plan & Perspective I 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MSD 200 Statistical Methods I 3
Free Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Summer Semester
ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Year 2
Fall Semester
CBA 202 Career Plan & Perspect II 1
COM 290 Professional/Strategic Speech 3
FIN 220 Introduction to Finance 3
MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3
MSD 201 Statistical Methods II 3
Free Elective 2 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours19
JTerm
Free Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Spring Semester
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3
CBA 302 Career Plan & Perspect III 1
Free Elective 4 3
Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective 3
Major Course Elective 1 3
Major Course Elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Summer Semester
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Year 3
Fall Semester
BUS 300 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
CIS 385 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 355 Team Management 2 3
MSD 340 Production and Operations 3
Free Elective 7 3
Major Course Elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
JTerm
Free Elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Spring Semester
BUS 400 Strategic Mgmt and Policy 3
MGT 363 Management Skills 2 3
MGT 450 Advanced Leadership 3
Free Elective 9 3
International Business Elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours for Graduation120

Notes:

  • This accelerated plan assumes no AP or other credits were transferred into Rider University.
  • Business Honors students will have a different sequence.
  • Global/Cultural Liberal Arts Elective can be satisfied by courses that are designated as global/cultural, including language courses at the 101-level or above.
  • Students are strongly suggested to complete a credit-bearing experiential course (e.g., internship, co-op, study tour, study abroad, ENT 448, ECO 450.)

MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3 Credits

This course deals with the fundamentals of organizational behavior as they relate to management such as motivation, communications, and leadership. Behavior is examined at the individual, group, and organizational level. The management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling are addressed. The effects of global operations and the requirements of ethical behavior on managers are also explored.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 credits completed.

MGT 310 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt 3 Credits

This course deals with the nature of human resource management, its functions, procedures, and practices currently found in profit, non-profit and public sector organizations. Topics covered include recruiting and selection, t raining, human resource development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, diversity, job analysis, compensation, and employee rights and discipline.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or PSY 210.

MGT 320 Managing Workforce Diversity 3 Credits

Demographic shifts, changing patterns of labor force participation, global competition, and a growing cultural emphasis on the celebration of difference have all contributed to the creation of diversity as a hot topic in management. This course explores the opportunities and challenges of the increasingly diverse workforce emerging in the United States today. We will address the knowledge and skills managers must develop in working with others who are different from themselves. Some of these differences are obvious- gender, race, age, and physical characteristics. Other differences are not as easily observed - family structure, educational level, social class, and sexual orientation. This class incorporates experiential learning techniques for personal growth.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or PSY 210.

MGT 329 Research Methods in Organizational Psychology 4 Credits

his course covers general area of research methods such as experimental and non-experimental methods, measurement, statistics, and preparation of reports for presentation and publication. In addition, research topics common in the area of organizational psychology such as worker motivation, job satisfaction, stress and burnout, communications in the workplace, productivity, decision-making, leadership style, and organizational structure will also be discussed. Students gain hands-on experience conducting empirical research.

MGT 329L Research Methods: Org Psy Lab 0 Credits

This course covers general area of research methods such as experimental and non-experimental methods, measurement, statistics, and preparation of reports for presentation and publication. In addition, research topics common in the area of organizational psychology such as worker motivation, job satisfaction, stress and burnout, communications in the workplace, productivity, decision-making, leadership style, and organizational structure will also be discussed. Students gain hands-on experience conducting empirical research.

MGT 336 Career Management 3 Credits

How careers are shaped by individual needs and experience and assisted by organization systems and practices is the focus of this course. The meaning of work and the development of careers are discussed, and students undertake self-assessment for the purpose of career planning. Careers are examined in the context of important changes occurring today in the world of work. The impact of the executive, organizational counselors and trainers, and the educational system upon the development of human potential is examined, along with the techniques for human resource planning and development.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 346 Negotiation 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is first, to explore the major concepts and theories behind effective negotiating practices and second, to develop negotiating skills applicable to a wide range of contexts. A knowledge of negotiation is a crucial requirement for anyone interested in a business career since it is a common mechanism for implementing change and for resolving conflict in the workplace. Topics will include two-party negotiations, power and politics, mediation, arbitration, and collective bargaining. A variety of teaching techniques will be used including readings, discussion, and role-playing.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of the instructor.

MGT 355 Team Management 3 Credits

This course prepares students to work in organizations that use teams as an integral part of their functioning-an increasingly common practice. The class involves intensive group interaction, focusing on individual growth in group settings. Working with other students in role-plays, exercises, and team assignments allows the student to develop better communication and leadership skills.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or PSY 210.

MGT 363 Management Skills 3 Credits

The focus of this course is on specific skills necessary for success in a management role. These skills include leading, communicating effectively, delegating, conflict and time management and motivating others. Students will have opportunities to practice skills and to apply their knowledge to business cases.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 375 International Management 3 Credits

This course explores the ways in which culture impacts management practices and organizational behavior and dynamics. Topics include cross cultural communication, expatriate selection and training, leading and motivating cross cultural teams, developing organizational strategies to compete in a global market place, international business ethics, and current topics.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201.

MGT 410 Ethical Management 3 Credits

Managers today face a broad range of ethically challenging situations. This course will help students to confront and analyze ethical dilemmas effectively in the workplace. Cases, simulations, hands-on content will engage students with the material, and will generate robust class discussion.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MGT 201 and Leadership Requirement course.

MGT 421 Sel Topics:Mgt & Organztn Behv 3 Credits

The seminar focuses on an area of study announced at the time of registration (students should check the registration material). Examples of possible topics are: leadership, motivation, and organizational behavior research. Prerequisites vary according to the topic and are listed in the registration material.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 450 Advanced Leadership 3 Credits

Leadership is the ability to influence a group of people towards a goal. In this course, students will increase their own leadership capacities so that they can become effective leaders of organizations and teams. They will integrate what they have learned from their experience and other coursework with diverse reading and writing assignments and team projects as they explore complex leadership issues related to vision, communication, motivation, ethics, team dynamics, power, and change management.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201; Leadership elective (LDP 200, LDP 220, LDP 398, MGT 355, MGT 363).

MGT 490 Independent Research and Study 1-4 Credits

Topic to be approved in advance by supervising instructor, chairperson, and academic dean. Available for juniors and seniors. No more than 12 credits allowed toward graduation, and can be used as free elective or MGT major elective.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 or permission of instructor.

MGT 491 Intern Management/Org Behavior 3 Credits

Provides the student with the opportunity to supplement and apply their management and leadership classroom work in a supervised employment setting with participating companies. Requirements include a journal with a log of daily activities and a paper summarizing their experiences submitted to the internship supervisor. Students will receive a letter grade based upon their internship performance, as well as their performance on the journal and final paper submissions.

Prerequisite(s): major in management and leadership or human resource management and MGT 363, or senior status; Requires a 2.75 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in the major and permission of the instructor.