Leadership and Change Management Specialization

The leadership and change management specialization helps students develop their leadership potential and enhance their expertise in managing changing technological, competitive, demographic, and other organizational contingencies.  Courses introduce specific concepts, theories, and tools that can assist executives entrusted with the task of leading organizational change.  Students develop skills in diagnosing forces of change, developing change strategies, and monitoring the effectiveness of change initiatives.  This specialization is particularly useful for those planning careers in general management, consulting, or business development.  

Academic Advisor: Professor Anat Lechner, 212-998-0263

Course List

Full-Time students who select the Leadership & Change Management specialization must also complete COR1-GB.1302: Leadership in Organizations (or equivalent) in addition to 9.0 credits from the list below.


Course NumberCourse Title
BSPA-GB.2105Sustainability for Competitive Advantage
BSPA-GB.2305Sustainability for Competitive Advantage
BSPA-GB.3318 Corporate Governance
BSPA-GB.3362Corporate Turnarounds and Leadership
INTA-GB.3130Leadership Fellows*
MCOM-GB.2106Improvisation for Effective Leadership
MCOM-GB.2129Engage Your Audience
MCOM-GB.3113Inclusive Conversations
MGMT-GB.2100Inclusive Leadership
MGMT-GB.2107Becoming You: Crafting Your Authentic Career
MGMT-GB.2153Managing Change
MGMT-GB.2159Collaboration, Conflict, and Negotiation
MGMT-GB.2161Negotiating Complex Transactions with Executives and Lawyers
MGMT-GB 2162Advanced Negotiation: Emotion & Nonverbal Communication in Conflict Resolution
MGMT-GB 2164Advanced Topics in Negotiation: Corporate Deals, Decisions, and Diplomacy
MGMT-GB.2327Managing the Growing Company
MGMT-GB.2353Managing Change
MGMT-GB.2363Leadership Models
MGMT-GB.2370Strategic Design
MGMT-GB.2375Advanced Strategy: Tools
MGMT-GB.3151Managerial Decision Making
MGMT-GB.3159Leading through Technological Change
MGMT-GB.3165Power and Professional Influence
MGMT-GB.3321Developing Managerial Skills
MGMT-GB.3356Design Thinking for Managers
MGMT-GB.3366Power and Politics in Organizations

*Note: Students may point a maximum of 3 credits of INTA-GB.3130 Leadership Fellows towards the Leadership and Change Management specialization.

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.