Develop your managerial skills and become a more strategic leader.

If your goal is to learn to manage human capital masterfully and grow your career, our concentration in Leading People & Organizations may be just what you’re looking for. Organizations succeed when they master the human side of business—managing their talent and their teams strategically and skillfully. Managers who develop excellent communication and leadership skills often make their way up the corporate ladder quickly, especially in today’s environment of accelerating change.

This concentration is a fit for you if you aspire to a leadership role in human resources, or you can become an outstanding leader in a particular functional area by pairing this concentration with finance or another domain (say, marketing, international business, or supply chain management).

No matter what your career goals or your chosen industry, you can benefit from learning what makes great companies great—and emulating their best practices to build a similar organizational culture.

Your coursework will focus on the topics critical to managing people successfully: acquiring and retaining talent, managing diversity, leading teams, negotiating, succession planning, managing a distributed workforce, and managing change. You’ll get an overview of high-level human resources strategies, and you’ll also learn tactical tools that can help your organization accomplish its goals. And you’ll be learning from faculty with direct experience in leadership and managerial roles.

Finally, you’ll get a chance to test-drive that practical toolkit in an exciting arena: a paid corporate residency with a company whose mission matches your career interests. You’ll help a real corporate team make better decisions based on data, building confidence and experience in the process. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that distinguishes D’Amore-McKim from other schools—and will distinguish you from other business graduates.