See the big picture, and improve it
Strategic planning. Interpersonal negotiation. Problem solving. Resource management. Diverse as they may be, these are all integral skills for managers. Management is one of the broadest in scope of all business disciplines—which translates into career flexibility. With a management major, you can be a successful manager, leader, or visionary entrepreneur in any field or industry.
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to formulate a strategic vision for a company, taking a look at the big picture. Then you’ll discover how to plan, organize, direct, and control the resources that make that vision a reality. It can be a complicated task. But with your management major, you’ll have just the skills to take it on.
Get to know our management faculty, and then explore the requirements of the degree program below.
In addition to a core business curriculum from the economics, marketing, finance, and accounting departments, you’ll take managementspecific coursework, complete an internship, and choose electives that interest you. Here’s a sample of what you can expect to learn and do:
This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.
- International Management
This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and crosscultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.
- Contemporary Managerial Decision Making
This course provides students with diagnostic and analytical tools and skills for informing effective decisions. A course project requires diagnostic skills to formulate problems, decision-modeling skills, data collection and analysis skills, and managerial skills such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling