Offered as: major | minor
The management major prepares you to succeed in environments that require initiative, professionalism, and the ability to work independently. You'll develop your analytical and leadership skills and gain knowledge in how to supervise others, develop and implement strategies, and advance organizational goals.
With a bachelor's degree in management, your career opportunities include positions in business, government, and nonprofits—and can span the globe. Our graduates work in a wide array of organizations, from Fortune 500 firms to technology start-ups.
Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action, with an emphasis on:
Management majors select one of two options:
For your degree in Management, you'll complete total 120 credit hours, consisting of University Studies courses, business foundation courses and management courses.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
You'll focus on how to identify, plan, and start a new venture—either as a start-up or an as initiative within an existing business.
You will complete three foundation courses in management. Three additional courses cover topics such as the identification of new products and services and the development of comprehensive business plans.
Organizational leaders plan and coordinate the activities of others, as well as doing hands-on work themselves. As a general manager, you'll combine day-to-day operations with special projects, personnel decisions, customer relations, and budgeting.
In addition to the core management classes, you'll take courses in career development and human resources management.
Minor in management
Enhance your career options with a minor in management. You'll gain the basic knowledge and skills to manage effectively in a wide variety of organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofits.
For the minor, you'll complete 21 credit hours, consisting of 12 credits in management and the remainder in related business courses.
Admission to the Management minor requires that you already have a business major. In addition, students must have:
Foundation courses in all business minors:
Full time undergraduate—for traditional, undergraduate degree seekers.
Degree completion—for adult learners with some college credits. Request more information about our degree completion program.
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