Management is the process of achieving organizational goals through the coordination of material, financial, an d human resources. The management major prepares men and women to be effective managers in the global economy with an entrepreneurial approach to business. We emphasize the development of versatile skills that are essential to achieve organizational goals: analytical problem-solving, communication skills, cross-functional thinking, leadership, ethical decision-making, and team work.

Experiential learning is emphasized throughout the major via internships, consulting projects, and service learning projects. We emphasize both depth and breadth: students are encouraged to acquire strong functional area expertise, and to be prepared to apply this expertise in the context of an integrated perspective on the organization.

Leadership and ethics are themes that cut across all courses. The department’s Business Leadership Center sponsors an annual symposium on business ethics and several other leadership conferences throughout the year. The business leadership minor, available to students of all majors, is administered in this center. A minor in business diversity, administered by the department’s Business Diversity Center is available to students throughout the university. This innovative minor helps our graduates to manage, interact with, lead and follow others in a diversified workplace.

Because of the versatility of the degree, management graduates find jobs in many sectors of industry as well as in government agencies and non-profit organizations.

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