Leadership and Management Major

Dr. Ana Chichester, Leadership and Management Advisor, and Director of the BLS Program

Leadership and Management is a multidisciplinary major designed exclusively for students earning a Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree. Students attend the majority of their classes at UMW’s Stafford campus. Most courses are scheduled in the evenings and in short (8- week) sessions to accommodate the lifestyle of working/non-traditional students.

The Leadership and Management major provides students with the necessary core management and advanced critical thinking skills required to be effective, and intellectually agile leaders in today’s business environment. While the peripheral courses in ethics, organization, and communication round out the major, and add to the well balanced foundation that students will obtain enabling them to participate productively in the workplace and the community. This major also prepares students who are interested in applying to the MBA program at UMW, or elsewhere by integrating the prerequisite courses into the core curriculum. As indicated by * symbol.

Major Requirements: 39 credits consisting of nine required courses and four elective courses, as follows,

Nine required courses (all evening courses taught at the Stafford campus)

BPST 314 – Business Legal Environment (8-weeks)
CIST 301 – Business Information System (8-weeks)
LRSP 201 – Accounting for Managers (16-weeks, semester format) *
LRSP 311 – The Management Process (8-weeks)
LRSP 316 – Quantitative Methods and Statistical Modules (8-weeks) *
LRSP 344 – Financial Management (16-weeks, semester format) *
LRSP 406 – Human Resource Management or MGMT 346 (8-weeks)
LRSP 412 –Marketing for Managers (8-weeks) *
LRSP 460 –Leadership Strategy and Policy Capstone course (8-weeks, has prerequisites/co-requisites)
Or Individual Study (BLST 491) or Internship (BLST 499)

Twelve (12) additional credits as follows: one 3 (three) credit course in each of the categories, and one additional course from any category. Most of these electives are taught at the Fredericksburg campus, and are in semester (16-weeks) format, check the current course offerings for evening and online sections.

Organization and Government
ECON 201B – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202B – Principles of Microeconomics *
ECON 311-Industrial Economics
ECON 312-Government and Business
EESC 330-Environmental Regulations Compliance
FREN 313-Business French
GEOG 338-Geopolitics
GERM 313-Business German
PHIL 100-Individual and the Community
PHIL 210-Social and Political Philosophy
PSCI 201-American Government
PSCI 202-American Public Policy
PSCI 311-Congress and the Political Process
PSCI 312-The American Presidency
PSYC 301-Social Psychology
PSYC 385-Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYC 387-Organizational Development and Change
SPAN 393-Business Spanish

Leadership and Communication
COMM 205-Public Speaking
COMM 206-Small Group Communication
COMM 209-Argumentation
COMM 351-Communciation and Political Campaigns
COMM 352-American Public Argument
COMM 354-Environmental Rhetoric
COMM 356-Rhetoric of Controversy
CPSC 104-The Internet: Technology, Information, and Issues
CPSC 105-Problem-solving with Databases
CPSC 106-Digital Storytelling (online section offered each fall & spring)
CPSC 310-Computer Information Systems
CPSC 348-Web Application Development
CPSC 350-Application of Databases
ENGL 200-Newsgathering –
ENGL 202V –Professional Writing (8-weeks on Saturday mornings, open to BLS students only)
ENGL 300-Principles of Newspaper Writing
LING 101-Introduction to Linguistics
LING 301-Introduction to Psycholinguistics
PHIL 151-Introductory Logic
THEA 218-Voice and Body Movement

Ethics and Diversity
CPSC 302-Computer Ethics
ECON 332-Economics of Health
ECON 351-Poverty, Affluence, and Equality
ECON 352-Labor Economics
ECON 354-Urban and Regional Economics
ENGL 206- Global Issues in Literature
GEOG 331-Race and Place in America
HIST 313-African American History through 1865
HIST 314-African American History since Slavery
HIST 315-U.S. Immigration History
HIST 327-U.S. Women’s History to 1870
HIST 328-U.S. Women’s History since 1870
HIST384-Islamic Civilization
IDIS 203-Introduction to Ethnic Studies
PHIL 160 – Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 220- Intro to Feminism
PHIL 225 – Practical Ethics
PSYC 333-Psychology of Aging
PSYC 347- Psychology of Men
PSYC 350-Psychology of Women
RELG 101-Introduction to World Religions
RELG 305-Religion and Politics in the United States
SOCG 304-Social Stratification
SOCG 315-Gender and Society
SOCG 341-American Society
SOCG 421-Racial and Ethnic Relations

Questions? Contact BLS Director: Ana Chichester achiches@umw.edu

* indicates UMW MBA Prerequisite course