Undergraduate: Major, Minor
Managers play a key role in the effective execution of critical activities within an organization, including strategic planning, production and operations management, human resources, employee and labor relations, and many other functions. All organizations need effective managerial leaders, thus, the study of management can lead you to careers in almost any industry or sector of the economy.
The management major provides you with a well-rounded education to prepare for this important organizational role. The curriculum contains coursework in quantitative methods, behavioral principles, and strategic management. You will develop skills for team management and supervision in all types of business, government and not-for-profit organizations.
You can obtain real-world experience through an internship in which you apply classroom theories to the work setting while gaining valuable connections in the business world or public sector. You can participate in two management professional associations on campus: APICS (the operations management and supply chain society) and the Society for Human Resource Management.
You may choose to enhance your career potential and enrich your business background by completing a dual major in both management and a related field of interest such as marketing, international business, finance, or economics.
Extended Learning Opportunities
Management students can participate in organizations such as the APICS (the operations management and supply chain society) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).