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:
Small Business and 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.
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:
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
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
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- Fidelity Investments
- LifeWork Search
- BayCoast Bank
- Ocean Spray
- Verizon Enterprise Solutions
- 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
- Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
- Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
- Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
- University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills