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Strategic Leadership and Management

Strategic Leadership and Management

Ohio University College of Business' major in strategic leadership and management is designed to create a foundation of knowledge and ability for lifelong learning and success in business leadership.

Success in strategic business leadership requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills, and competencies. The major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and personal initiative.

Study HR at OHIO: A concentration in human resource management is available within the strategic leadership and management major. The human resource management option is a series of classes you can take that focus on the theory and practical skills needed to succeed in human resources. If you are passionate about the difference people can make on business performance, the human resource management concentration will give you the competitive advantage in the global talent marketplace.

Students that major in strategic leadership and management will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA).

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Internships and Job Placement

92% of our 2022 strategic leadership and management graduates experienced positive outcomes such as employment or continuing education within six months after commencement. Many students have even accepted offers during their senior year.

Our Business Academic Advising & Career Services center is onsite in Copeland Hall, ready to help you understand how to use good career marketing strategies, beginning your freshman year. We’re ready to help you find the perfect internship or job. In addition to career fairs, and College Placement Champions, you’ll have access to BOBCAT CareerLink, a web-based system where employers post positions, review resumes, and connect with candidates. Plus, participate in workshops, seminars, and even one-on-one coaching to make sure you’re presenting yourself the right way and achieving your career goals.

Recent Internship and Job Placements 

  • Insight Global
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Whirlpool
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • EY
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Potential Careers

  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Training Program
  • Supply Chain Management

Careers in management include account representatives, human resource management, or a management training program. An account representative is someone responsible for customer or client accounts, acting as the conduit between their needs and the other departments in the organization. That might be at an advertising agency, where your role would be translating client needs to the creative department, managing projects, and helping create the business strategy.

As a specialist in human resources, you’ll be responsible for attracting, selecting, training, assessing, and rewarding an organization’s employees. You would also work to ensure compliance with employment and labor laws. These kinds of programs allow you to work in various departments, exposing you to many roles within the organization. With a foundation of broad experience, you’d be able to choose your own career path and generally move quickly into leadership roles.

Courses in the Strategic Leadership and Management Major

The required courses ensure a variety of rich developmental experiences that can include community service learning, individual leadership and emotional intelligence assessments, case analysis, research projects, team-based active learning projects, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions.

View the Strategic Leadership and Management Major catalog page in OHIO's Undergraduate Catalog to see additional requirements, such as Individual Core Requirements or Introductory Cluster Requirements. 

Required Courses

  • MGT 3400 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 4590 - Strategic Business Leadership

Management Electives

Complete 12 credit hours of electives from one of the following tracks: Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, or Consulting.

Supply Chain Management Track

Complete 12 hours from the following:

  • MGT 3500 - Theories of Organizational Effectiveness 
  • MGT 3250 - Project Management 
  • MGT 3270 - Sustainable Supply Chain Management 

Choose one course from the following:

  • MGT 3100 - Values, Business Ethics, and Corporate Responsibility
  • MGT 4580 - Managing Transformations and Organizational Change
  • MKT 4040 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Another three-hour, 3000-level or 4000-level MGT course

Human Resources Management Track

Complete 12 credit hours from the following:

  • MGT 3300 - Human Resource Management
  • MGT 4300 - Legal Aspects of Employment and Labor
  • MGT 4370 - Strategic Talent Management

Complete one course from the following:

  • MGT 3100 - Values, Business Ethics, and Corporate Responsibility
  • MGT 4580 - Managing Transformations and Organizational Change
  • Another three-hour, 3000-level or 4000-level MGT course

Consulting Track

Complete 12 hours from the following:

  • MGT 3500 - Theories of Organizational Effectiveness
  • MGT 4580 - Managing Transformations and Organizational Change

Choose one course from the applied consulting experiences following:

  • BA 4920 - International Business Experience
  • BA 3500 - Ohio International Consulting Program
  • MGT 3730 - Entrepreneurial Business Consulting
  • MKT 4680 - Consultative Sales

Choose one course from the following:

  • MGT 4430 - Managerial Decision Making
  • MGT 3550 - Creativity and Innovation Management
  • MGT 3100 - Values, Business Ethics, and Corporate Responsibility
  • Another three-hour, 3000-level or 4000-level MGT course


Student Activities

Since we know that hands-on experience is the best way to learn, our students are encouraged to participate outside of the classroom in a variety of activities.

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Wandell Fellows Leadership Development Program

The Keith and Deborah Wandell Leadership Development Program is designed to help you grow professionally and personally.  If you are accepted into this program, you have unique opportunities to develop, excel, and find placement with top national companies like Whirlpool, KPMG, PwC, EY, and others.

At the end of the program, you’ll be transformed into someone with leadership potential, ready to go out and transform the business world.  

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Emerging Leaders Leadership Development Program

Emerging Leaders is a one-year accelerated development program with the goal of encouraging current Ohio University sophomores/incoming juniors to achieve their potential as a leader. We strive to strengthen our members' intrapersonal skills and professional skill sets while mentoring them to realize their maximum leadership potential.   

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Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest fraternity in the nation. Alpha Kappa Psi is open to all business majors and minors interested in professional development as well as the social aspects of a fraternity.

Black Student Business Caucus

Black Student Business Caucus was established in 1988. Its purpose is to introduce students to the issues of excellence and diversity as well as techniques necessary for survival in the corporate arena.

Christian Business Leaders

The purpose of Christian Business Leaders is to equip business students with the Biblical foundation necessary to be a strong Christian leader in the College of Business and the business world.


Connect was created in the spring of 2002 by a group of student leaders who saw a void in College of Business student-alumni interaction.

Delta Sigma Pi

This professional business fraternity is designed to foster the study of business and encourage professionalism, scholarship and social activity among members. The Alpha Omicron Chapter was founded in 1925, making Delta Sigma Pi the oldest professional business fraternity on the Ohio University campus.

Ohio Management Group

The Ohio Management Group (OMG) is dedicated to providing members with the tools to succeed at Ohio University and after graduation through weekly professional speakers, professional development and more.

Ohio University Consulting Group

OUCG is a professional organization designed to cater to students looking to gain a hands-on experience by working with real businesses on real problems. Students from all backgrounds and majors (including non-COB) are accepted.

Phi Chi Theta

The purpose of Phi Chi Theta is to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends.

Women in Business

OHIO Women in Business (OWIB) provides outstanding support, development, and sense of community to women interested in pursuing careers in business. OWIB develops members through monthly guest speakers and educational workshops. For more information on how to get involved, contact Liz Doyle at

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