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Management

Bright career outlook

Demand for managers with bachelor’s degrees in Management is second only to Accounting, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Management: professional overview

Management professionals plan and coordinate the activities of others, as well as doing hands-on work themselves. As a general manager, you will have a broad portfolio and varied challenges. You might combine day-to-day operations with special projects, personnel decisions, customer relations, and budgeting. General management roles can also include a significant marketing component to build revenues.

Management at UMass Dartmouth

Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action. The Management curriculum emphasizes key skills: leading project teams, negotiating win-win solutions, time management, event planning, and keeping a big picture perspective on operational issues. Frequent oral presentations sharpen your ability to communicate ideas. Our collegiate DECA chapter builds students' analytical and presentation skills through projects and regional competitions.

Option in Small Business & Entrepreneurship

New for students entering in fall 2012, this option focuses on how to identify, plan and start a new venture—either as a start-up or an as initiative within an existing business. If you select this option, you will complete three foundation courses in Management. Three additional courses then cover topics such as identification of possible new products and services, and development of comprehensive business plans.

Option in Organizational Leadership

New for students entering in fall 2012, this option focuses on management professionals planning and coordinating the activities of others, as well as doing hands-on work themselves. As a general manager, you will have a broad portfolio and varied challenges. You might combine day-to-day operations with special projects, personnel decisions, customer relations, and budgeting. General management roles can also include a significant marketing component to build revenues.

Career opportunities

The Management major prepares you for environments that require initiative, professionalism, and the ability to work independently. These particularly include service organizations and small- to medium-sized companies. Jobs include line or staff positions in health care organizations, banking, retail, transportation, and human resources.

Sample courses

Sample courses include: Principles of enterprise management, Project team leadership, Leading and managing people, Human resource management, Personal career development, Employment law, International business, Internship in management.

In the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Option: Introduction to small business management, Entrepreneurship, and Small business strategy.

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