Management

Major Description

Management is designed to prepare students to be leaders and innovators in analyzing and solving managerial problems that every organization faces in its day-to-day operations. To be effective, managers must be able to design organizations that can compete in complex and volatile business environments, as well as execute their strategies within these organizations. Effective managers also must be ethical leaders and competent decision makers who formulate goals and long-term plans, build effective teams, and motivate their employees.

Concentrations:

There are three concentrations within Management. 

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Studies how business opportunities are identified and exploited to create wealth.  This concentration is intended for students who are interested in new venture creation. Entrepreneurship will prepare you for a career as an innovator with an existing organization, a manager in a creativity-driven field, or a developer of new business ventures.

Provides students with a broad knowledge of managerial processes.  Most management majors will start as management generalists, gaining experience and company/industry knowledge.

Designed to provide students with the sound understanding of international business principles and the managerial issues faced by multinational companies. Those who opt for the International Business concentration have an added interest in the managerial issues faced by multinational companies, as well as the political, cultural, and institutional differences among nations.

Courses That Introduce the Major:
  • Pre-College of Business Coursework
    • Composition I requirement (Can be met through RHET 105, CMN 111/112, ESL 111/112, ESL 115, or 32+ for English ACT or 690+ for English SAT)
    • ECON 102—Microeconomics Principles (Can also be met through ACE 100—Agri Cons and Resource Econ)
    • ECON 103—Macroeconomics Principles
    • MATH 234—Calculus for Business

Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.

Possible Career Opportunities:

A management degree is a solid foundation for any number of future business careers.

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  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Sound decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Numerical computation
  • Oral & written communication
  • Organizing activities
  • Computer literacy
  • Planning activities
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Coordinating activities
  • Directing activities and staff
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Administrative Services Manager 
  • Advertising Executive
  • Business Credit or Loan Administrator
  • City Manager
  • Compensation or Benefits Administrator
  • Consultant, Management or Organizational
  • Consumer Credit or Loan Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Department Store Manager
  • Employment Agency Counselor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • Hospital or HMO Administrator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Insurance Agent or Broker
  • IRS Investigator
  • Job Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Manager Trainee
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales Representative
Enhancing Your Academic Experience:
  • Applying for a study abroad experience
  • Utilizing resources of The Career Center
  • Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) related to this major, such as:
    • Society for Business and Management in Architecture: Informs and educates architecture students about the large array of opportunities available to them in the fields of firm management, real estate, construction management, development and law.
    • Construction Management Association of America: Encourage the development of a professional consciousness among construction engineering and management students.
Further Information:

There are several professional organizations dedicated to Management.  Their websites might be able to provide a glimpse in the world of Management.  These organizations include American Management Association and Society for Human Resource Management.