Program Goals for the Maryville Management & Leadership Major
A graduate of Maryville University with a major in Management & Leadership should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge/understanding of management and leadership theories, apply them in practical situations and integrate them into rational, ethical decision making.
- Communicate to all organizational levels clearly, concisely, and coherently in both written and oral presentations and be able to speak extemporaneously in business settings.
- Possess an understanding of self and others so that he or she can work independently or in a group setting within an organization or externally; be able to lead when called upon, participate as a member of a group, and determine what situations call for leadership versus participation.
- Utilize elements of strategic management to assess internal/external and domestic/global environments while taking into consideration the stakeholders’ interests, assessing the organizational culture, and integrating the efforts of all divisions to achieve organizational goals.
- Have had exposure to professional managers/leaders via internships, co-op assignments, the Regional Business Conference (RBC) Mentoring Program, service opportunities, professional organizations, or other venues.
As a student in the School of Business, we strongly encourage you to join the Maryville Business Organization (MBO) and the Regional Business Council Mentoring Program. These groups, along with the strong ties our faculty members have to local professionals, provide avenues for you to develop contacts and learn about issues that affect local businesses.
Once you graduate, we’ll encourage you to update your contact information so you can stay connected and aware of alumni get-togethers, networking events, guest speakers and other campus activities. The St. Louis region also has a wealth of organizations that regularly host valuable networking and professional development events. To name a few:
- Advisory board meetings and networking events
- Maryville Talks Business
- “No Free Lunch” (NFL) meetings with recent graduates
During your studies at Maryville, we encourage you to gain work experience that counts toward your major through internships or cooperative education programs. Some of our past students have interned at big name companies such as Edward Jones, Boeing, Grimco, Day/Knight, Scottrade, Turley Martin, Land O’Lakes and Chrysler.
Early Access to the MBA Program
The Early Access program lets you accelerate your progress toward an M.B.A. Senior year, qualified students can take up to 12 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. The bottom line: Early Access saves you time and money.