Management skills apply to every organization and in every business discipline. The Management Major is designed to give students the skills they need to lead companies in all phases of development, from startup to maturity, and through challenging situations. Students develop competence in human resource management, quantitative and statistical decision making, production/operations management, and general management. In addition to core business major requirements, management students must complete courses in leadership and business ethics. Students then choose electives from areas such as Organizational Leadership, Sustainable Leadership, Managing Conflict, among others. The Management degree will prepare you for careers in not only business but nearly any field that requires excellent communication, organizational, and management abilities.
The Student Experience
To gain professional experience while still in school, considering completing an internship, undergraduate research project, or study abroad program. Students wanting to network and meet peers can join one of the many student organizations or clubs offered by the David Eccles School of Business: Alpha Kappa Psi (the oldest and largest professional business fraternity), the Management Clug and the Business Scholars Program are just a few you may participate in.
Upon graduation, students can pursue managerial careers in a vast number of fields, such as administration, advertising, finance, HR, healthcare, purchasing, public relations, or sales. You may also consider combining your management skills with abilities or interests in other areas: some U grads have become business analysts, dance program directors, forensics examiners, or real estate agents. If you decide to attend graduate school, consider fields such as business administration, public relations, law, or information systems.