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 otherstcatno, 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.

Unique opportunities

  • Gain hands-on work experience through Charlton's award-winning internship programs
  • Consult with faculty and career advisors to identify where you want to go in your career—and how to get there
  • Put your knowledge into action with student organizations such as Enactus and DECA

Management major

Degree requirements & courses

Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action, with an emphasis on:

  • project management
  • leadership and supervision
  • event planning
  • strategic planning
  • effective communications

Management majors select one of two options:

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Organizational Leadership

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 Leadership

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.

For both business and non-business students, admission to a minor requires:

  • completion of 54 credits
  • overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • good academic standing in your major

Foundation courses in all business minors:

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACT 211 Principles of Accounting I
  • MKT 311 Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 201 Organizational Behavior

Program options

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.

Advance your career options with an MBA or MBA/JD

  • Benefit from advanced management and leadership education through Charlton's 30 credit MBA program for business majors.
  • Integrate advanced management study with a law school education through the joint MBA/JD program with UMass Law.

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Success story

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Career placements

  • EMC
  • Granite Telecommunications


Catharine Curran
Chair, Management & Marketing
Charlton Building, Room 324

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