Major Area of Specialization in Organizational Leadership (People & Society)

The major area of specialization in Organizational Leadership is designed to give Miami Herbert Business School students an understanding of the skills necessary to effectively work with and influence as well as motivate others within organizational settings. Students with the major in Organizational Leadership will be exposed to an understanding of leadership as an academic discipline; coursework that helps to broaden their understanding of how to effectively influence others towards meeting organizational goals; and hands-on experiences that explore actually leading and working effectively in teams.

Curriculum Requirements

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BSBA in Organizational Leadership must complete the BSBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Organizational Leadership major area of specialization as follows:

University General Education Requirements 1 , 2
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II 33
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 13
BSBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
or ACC 221 Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
or ACC 222 Accelerated Managerial Accounting
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BTE 320Introduction to Programming3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 311Applied Probability and Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 312Statistical Methods and Quality Control3
MTH 161Calculus I (minimum grade of C- required)4
MTH 162Calculus II4
MGT 100Managing for Success in the Global Environment3
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Quantitative Choice - Select one of these suggested courses approved by the academic advisor - check pre-requisites:3
Object-Oriented Programming
Database Management Systems
Applied Econometrics
Mathematical Economics and Applications
Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making
Stochastic Models in Operations Research
Computer Simulation Systems
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
Supply Chain Strategy
Major Area of Specialization in Organizational Leadership 4 , 5
MGT 302Human Resource Management3
MGT 324Negotiation Strategies3
MGT 360Effective Leadership3
MGT 422Leading Teams3
MGT 423Leading with Emotional Intelligence3
MGT 480Leading Change3
MGT 481Leadership Practicum3
Total Credit Hours120
Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors, or a major and a minor, within Miami Business School and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge is Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the Business School.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation 3
MAS 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 312 Statistical Methods and Quality Control 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BTE 320 Introduction to Programming 3
MGT 324 Negotiation Strategies 3
MGT 360 Effective Leadership 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MGT 302 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
MGT 423 Leading with Emotional Intelligence 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
MGT 422 Leading Teams 3
MGT 480 Leading Change 3
Quantitative Choice Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
MGT 481 Leadership Practicum 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

Mission

  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.

Goals

The undergraduate major in Organizational Leadership is designed to give students an understanding of the skills necessary to effectively work and influence as well as motivate others within organizational settings. Soft skill sets such as leading effectively are essential in every job position and industry today. Students who enroll in the BBA  with a major in Organizational Leadership will be exposed to an understanding of leadership as an academic discipline; coursework that helps to broaden their understanding of how to effectively influence others towards meeting organizational goals; and hands-on experiences that explore actually leading and working effectively in teams.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be critical thinkers, able to select and apply appropriate models, tools, and techniques, and frameworks to enable them to render analytically sound business decisions.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be able to identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues in business scenarios.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will demonstrate professional written communication skills.
  • BSBA graduates will have strong technical skills.
  • Organizational Leadership majors will demonstrate an understanding of leadership theories and their applications.
  • Organizational Leadership majors will work effectively within and leading teams.
  • Organizational Leadership majors will demonstrate interpersonal skill sets necessary to influence and engage others in the pursuit of goals.
  • Organizational Leadership majors will effectively identify their own leadership strengths and areas for continuous improvement.