Ogimaawiwin (Leadership) and Business Management


Program of Study and Program Rationale

The BA in Leadership and Management Degree is designed to prepare leaders in the areas of businesses, organizations, and tribal governments. Once completed, students will have gained the necessary background to work successfully in various organizations. Students will also have an understanding of the principles of good and effective leadership practices and strategies. Holders of the degree are grounded in Ojibwe culture, history, values, and in leadership techniques and practices.

The suggested sequence of courses is outlined below. Students will move as a cohort, completing the same courses together and graduating at the end four semesters with their Bachelor Degree in Leadership and Management. Students are highly encouraged to follow the sequence of courses in order to graduate within a two-year time frame.

Course Sequence

Fall: Junior Year (Semester I)

    • LEAD 180 Leadership Development (3)
    • LEAD 235 Cultural and Tribal Sovereignty (3)
    • Grant Writing (3)
    • Business Law (3)
    • ECON 110 Elements of Economics and Tribal Economic Development. (3)

Spring: Junior Year (Semester II)

    • Global Trends in Business (3)
    • Organizational Leadership (3)
    • Finance (3)
    • POLS 241 Indian Law I  (3)
    • POLS 287 Tribal Government (3)

Fall: Senior Year (Semester III)

    • Human Resource Management (3)
    • Advanced Marketing Strategies (3)
    • Leadership and Conflict Resolution (3)
    • Small Business Management (3)
    • Professional Communications (3)

Spring: Senior (Semester IV)

    • Senior Seminar (3)
    • Internship in Leadership (12)