The Asper School of Business is home to the James W. Burns Leadership Institute, a knowledge centre for educational programming in leadership and leading social change. The centre also conducts and supports cutting-edge research on leadership and organization studies.
The Leadership and Organizations Major allows students to integrate knowledge from other functional areas to understand how managerial practices influence individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole.
World class professors
Students who study Leadership and Organizations at the University of Manitoba will be taught by excellent professors - many of which have won prestigious teaching awards. Our full-time professors are also active researchers, who have written textbooks, received national research grants, and had their articles published in top journals.
Meet Professor Suzanne Gagnon, Associate Professor in Leadership and Organization.
The Asper School offers opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their leadership and management skills - including student groups, conferences and connections with the business community.
The Asper School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only five per cent of business schools achieve this distinguished recognition.
Expected duration: 4 years
The Leadership and Organizations major draws on foundational courses in organizational behaviour and organizational theory to build insight into successful leadership.
The Leadership and Organizations major prepares you to:
- motivate and engage a diverse workforce
- navigate organizational power and politics
- manage organizational change
- resolve conflicts, and make decisions effectively
- lead sustainable, responsible, and ethical organizations.
Leadership and Organizations is an ideal second major in combination with any of the functional majors at Asper. The skills learned in a Leadership and Organizations major will equip you to more effectively analyze, advocate, lead and manage.
Choosing a major
In the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program, students typically choose a major at the beginning of their third year. Each student must declare at least one major and present a minimum Degree Grade Point Average of 2.00.
It is important to make sure you are following the correct program requirements for your chosen major. The best way to do this is to email an Asper program advisor or call the Asper Help Line at 204-474-6388.
Sample course offerings
- LEAD 3010: Negotiation and Conflict Management (3 credit hours)
- LEAD 3020: Team-Building and Diversity (3 credit hours)
- LEAD 3030: Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (3 credit hours)
- LEAD 4010: Leading Change (3 credit hours)
- LEAD 4020: Leadership, Power, and Politics in Organizations (3 credit hours)
- GMGT 3010: Management Decision-Making (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
To declare the Leadership and Organizations major, you first have to be accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program. The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Asper School of Business - Undergraduate Program Office
Room 268 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4 Canada
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