The College of Management reserves sections of courses just for students in the LEAD program. This gives students enrolled in Management LEAD a guaranteed seat in some very high demand courses, making the registration process easier.
Management LEAD does not add any additional curricular requirements, but instead takes those requirements and clusters them into specific groupings that ensure students will meet pre-requisites and requirements in an appropriate progression. We continue the system of grouping classes for LEAD students for the first four semesters, as outlined below, until students reach upper level status and delve into the management core and concentration coursework
|Freshman Year Fall Courses (15 credits)||Freshman Year Spring Courses (15 credits)|
MGT 130 Introduction to Business
ENGL 101 Freshman English I *
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics *
A math course leading up to MATH 134,
Managerial Calculus, as determined by the math
placement exam (MATH 115, MATH 129 or MATH 134)*
First Year Seminar of student’s choice
MSIS 110 Introduction to Computers & Information Systems
ENGL 102 Freshman English II
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
MATH 129, Pre-Calculus for Management, or MATH 134
or a selected General Education course
General Education course of student’s choice
|Sophomore Year Fall Courses (15 credits)||Sophomore Year Spring Courses (15 credits)|
AF 210 Financial Accounting
AF 211 Managerial Accounting
* These courses require a placement exam
One of the most important elements of the LEAD program is MGT 130: Introduction to Business. This LEAD course serves as a front door and a good beginning to our undergraduate curriculum, especially for those without significant business experience, As an umbrella course in the program, all students take this class together. MGT 130 focuses on business thought and action; the structure, behaviors, and responsibilities of firms and organizations working on the “corner’, or that have a place in the regional, national, and international economies; an understanding of how businesses and markets interact, sources of business success and failure; an overview of industries and industrial policy; the role of CEOs in society. The course is not about functional activities within a firm, but rather lays the foundation for students to better understand those functional areas as they progress through the curriculum.
Peer LEADers are current CM students selected to be a part of the LEAD program in this peer mentoring and role model position. LEADers are paired with a group of incoming students in the LEAD program, are available to help new students navigate the university system, will plan co-curricular activities for the LEAD community, and be an easily accessible and trustworthy resource for incoming students participating in LEAD.