2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Humanistic Management Minor

The McLaren School of Management offers six minors for students in non-business majors.

The minors are reflected on students’ transcripts, and require a letter grade and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. Students interested in a Business minor should consult with their adviser to declare the minor and to review the specific course requirements and necessary prerequisites for the courses.

The Humanistic Management Minor will introduce students to a people-oriented management perspective that promotes the well-being and dignity of human beings in organizations and the supremacy of people over material goods and wealth creation when determining organizational goals. Critical to Humanistic Management is belief in individual freedom, autonomy, participation, cooperation, dialogue, respect, diversity, and generosity, as key drivers of well-being, dignity, and organizational success. Guided by these beliefs, Humanistic Management proposes to partner with individuals at work rather, than control or command, and aspires to create more egalitarian and humane organizations. Simply put, organizations should work for the betterment of human beings and society, not the other way around.

Program Learning Competencies

At the completion of the Humanistic Management Minor students will:

  • Understand the importance of designing compassionate, inclusive, diverse, and human-centered organizations
  • Be prepared to analyze and employ processes for the changing nature of contemporary work
  • Demonstrate and use self-awareness as a leadership tool
  • Develop competencies for working effectively with individuals and teams

Minor Requirements (20 units)


The required core courses are BUS 304 and BUS 447. This is a total of 8 units. BUS 304 should be taken in your second or third year; BUS 447 can only be taken if you have senior standing.