The mission of the department of leadership and management at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is to prepare future commissioned officers of the Coast Guard to be competent and ethical management professionals. The students' academic development is grounded in the educational and professional outcomes of the academy and the core values of the Coast Guard. The department is guided by the management needs of the Coast Guard to ensure our students are prepared for their future role as stewards of public resources. We fulfill our mission through the emphasis of teaching, focusing on the academic and professional development of the individual student.
Management courses at the Coast Guard Academy cover a wide variety of business disciplines including the behavioral sciences, economics, mathematics, information technology, and accounting/finance. Students are educated in the broad array of functional skills and analytical processes required of contemporary leaders and managers and become skilled at managing financial, human, and information resources.