Effective Leadership Experiences for Management Majors in a Futures Class


  • George Maiberger
  • Diana Page
  • Arup Mukherjee


Management majors at this AACSB accredited School of Business are required to take several courses, such as Management Fundamentals and Organizational Behavior, in which they learn about leadership theories. However, they do not necessarily have a challenging experience in practicing and improving their leadership skills. The Department of Management/ MIS at the University of West Florida has taught a course on Planning for the future for over 15 years. There are multiple experiences in this course for students to practice and improve their leadership skills. A survey of over 50 Management programs did not find such a course in their curriculum. We recommend the course and its specific leadership enhancing exercises for consideration by other Management departments.