Effective managers are necessary for organizations to compete in today's global economy.
The management program prepares students to pursue a career in human resource management, operations management, entrepreneurship, or general management. The program consists of required courses that build a conceptual foundation for identifying and solving managerial problems. In addition to acquiring knowledge about business and management, students will develop special skills that are necessary to be an effective manager.
The commitment of the Department of Management is voiced in its mission statement:
Our mission is to prepare management students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead organizations. This is done within the context of globalization and an appreciation for diversity.
In order to gain excellence in learning, students:
1. take courses in business law, entrepreneurship, human resources, production operations, and management
2. gain skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem-based learning, and an appreciation for lifelong learning.
In order to maintain excellence in teaching and advising, faculty members engage in:
1. professional development activities that embrace the application of management and legal theory, instructional techniques and resources, and continuous improvement of course content.
2. advising that relates to the program of study, careers, graduate school, and lifelong learning.
3. providing service to the profession, community, and institution.
4. embracing individuality, diversity, and the creativity that comes from multiple perspectives.
Necessary skills the manager should have include:
- proficiency in planning, organizing, leading and controlling activities;
- utilization of problem solving methodology to identify and define organizational problems, devise solutions, and implement the solution to achieve desired outcomes;
- highly developed interpersonal skills;
- an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;
- use of sound methods for making decisions;
- innovative thinking, self-reliance, creative independent analysis, and sensitivity to social and ethical values.
Students majoring in management and interested in pursuing an International Business concentration should see an advisor.
Click on the links below for degree and program requirements.