Asper School of Business - Leadership & Organizations
Asper School of Business

Program description

Successful organizations need effective leaders. This major focuses on managing people and leading organizations. It draws on foundational courses in organizational behaviour and organizational theory to build insight into successful leadership. In particular, the Leadership & Organizations Major can help prepare you to motivate and engage a diverse workforce, navigate organizational power and politics, manage organizational change, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and make decisions effectively, and lead sustainable, responsible, and ethical organizations.


Program options

Degree options

B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting Courses

  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Team Building and Diversity
  • Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility
  • Leading Change
  • Leadership, Power, and Politics in Organizations
  • Management Decision-Making 

Co-op options
Asper Co-operative Education option

Exchange opportunities
Asper International Student Exchange Program


Professional opportunities

This major is designed to help students learn fundamental leadership, interpersonal, and team building skills that will help them advance more quickly into leadership roles in organizations.


Admission requirements

Visit the Asper School of Business Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The broad perspective of the Leadership & Organizations Major allows students to integrate knowledge from other functional areas to understand how managerial practices influence individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole. The Leadership & Organizations Major includes a variety of courses, allowing students to focus on areas of management that are of the most interest to them. In addition, the Asper School offers many opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their leadership and management skills - including student groups, conferences and connections with the business community.


Important links

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MSc, PhD & MBA graduate programs