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Studying management 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.

UMass Dartmouth's Management degree offers two concentrations that enable you to refine your management skills in your area of interest:

Management - Entrepreneurship concentration

You'll focus on how to identify, plan, and start a new venture—either as a start-up or an as an initiative within an existing business.

You will complete 3 core courses in Management, and elective courses that cover topics such as the identification of new products and services and the development of comprehensive business plans.

Management - General Management concentration

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.

You will complete 3 core courses in Management, and elective courses that cover topics such as career development and human resources management.

Degree requirements & courses

You'll complete total 120 credit hours, consisting of business foundation courses, management courses, and University Studies courses, which expose you to an array of disciplines and experiences. Management majors select one of 2 options:

  • Management - Entrepreneurship
  • Management - General Management

You will complete 3 core courses in Management, and elective courses that cover your area of interest. Our curriculum prepares you for responsible roles close to the action, with an emphasis on:

  • business plan development
  • project management
  • leadership and supervision
  • event planning
  • strategic planning
  • effective communications

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:

  • 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

Student success

Devon Zapor '24: Event management

Management student builds experience toward dream job.

Internship placements

  • Enterprise
  • Fidelity Investments
  • LifeWork Search
  • Raytheon
  • UPS
  • Walgreens

Career placements

  • BayCoast Bank
  • EMC
  • Ocean Spray
  • Raytheon
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Management major mean starting salary::

NACE Data Collection of Class of 2023 Undergraduate Alumni

UMassD advantages

  • Gain hands-on work experience through Charlton's 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 DECA


Expand your opportunities

Management faculty

Bobby Hazelton II
Chris Papenhausen
Chris Papenhausen, PhD
David Bell
David Bell
Griffin Cottle
Griffin Cottle, PhD
Jacke Einstein
Jacqueline Einstein, DBA
Jonathan kush
Jonathan Kush, PhD
Jose Domingo Mora
José Domingo Mora, PhD
Kellyann Kowalski
Kellyann Kowalski, PhD
Marilyn Ardito
Marilyn Ardito, PhD
Paul Bacdayan
Paul Bacdayan, PhD
Professor Satya Parayitam at podium
Satyanarayana Parayitam, PhD

Study online

Transfer credits or earn your degree completely online.

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