Management Concentration

Managers know how to get things done. Ensuring an organization runs smoothly requires a diverse skill set, from interpreting data — like sales forecasts, corporate budgets, and advertising campaign results — to making effective decisions.

With the management concentration, you’ll develop the communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive corporate environment. Through exposure to a range of courses — from organizational studies to information systems to operations management — you’ll gain a comprehensive view of what it takes to be an effective manager.

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What You’ll Learn

By specializing in management, you will:

  • Gain the versatility and value of a business degree while keeping your professional options open to a range of industries.
  • Develop strategies for fostering teamwork and building an inclusive environment.
  • Improve your ability to respond to complex business challenges.
  • Enhance your capacity to solve problems, allocate resources, and manage staff.
  • Explore specialized human-resource and operations-management courses that connect with meaningful career paths.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships. It’s your chance to gain real-world experience at industry leaders like Berkshire Hathaway, Putnam Investments, and W.B. Mason Co.

Career Options

Your degree will provide you with the flexibility to chart your course across any number of industries, ranging from healthcare, financial services, hospitality, retail management, or manufacturing. Career paths may include:

  • Account management
  • Information systems management
  • Product or sales management
  • Project management
  • Supply chain management

What You’ll Take

Business Requirements

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements*:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

* ECO 1203 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors

Concentration Core (complete both)

MGT 3310

Organizational Behavior

MGT 3330

Legal Environment of Business

Concentration Electives (choose three; only one non-MGT course can count toward the elective requirements)

MGT 3308

Quality Management

MGT 3320

Employment Law and Labor Relations

MGT 3325

Ethics and Social Responsibility

MGT 3350

Sustainable Business Practices 

MGT 3351

Human Resource Management 

MGT 3355 

Diversity in the Workplace 

MGT 3357

International Management

MGT 3360

Advanced Human Resource Management

MGT 3370 International Entrepreneurship
MGT 3375 Doing Business in Emerging Markets

MGT 4900

Special Topics in Management

BUS 4850 

Business Internship

FIN 3500
FIN 3550

Fieldwork in Financial Coaching
Financial and Health Coaching

MKT 3315


SPM 3000

Introduction to Sport Management