2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


The management major offers a unique combination of specialization and generalization in the study of management and leadership. Nearly all activity in for-profit and nonprofit organizations involves some form of management, and most demands a leadership mindset for success. Whether it be managing people, money, information systems, raw materials, or finished products, managers are required to make decisions, bridge divergent perspectives, and communicate effectively; in short, they must exercise strong leadership and problem-solving skills on a daily basis. The management major provides opportunities to explore the range of skills employed by today’s leaders, including strategic planning, conflict management, negotiation, team building, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, human capital management, international management, and organizational analysis and change. Career opportunities for those with strong management and leadership skills are among the most diverse because they are required in virtually all organizations. These capabilities also complement technical skills acquired in other functional areas