Students in the management minor increase their knowledge of successful management practices and learn principles of motivation, communication, leadership, employee learning, organizational change and their impact on business results.

Students will be prepared to understand, analyze, and respond to the dynamic needs of managing and leading employees within organizations ranging from small, start-up firms to complex organizations.

Courses You’ll Take

Management Minor Curriculum

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements.


Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the minor: 20

Students who major in a program outside of the Girard School of Business have the opportunity to minor in a variety of business areas. The goal of the minor is to give the student a demonstrable competency in the fundamental knowledge, skills, and competencies of business. Students must complete all requirements for each minor and a minimum of 20 credits.

Refer to each course description for course-specific prerequisites. 

Minor Requirements

Core Requirements

Elective Requirements

Choose two of the following:

Career Combination

Students who major in sociology, psychology, engineering, biology, theater, health sciences or education, and minor in management, will have a great foundation for a career in management. Graduates with a management minor may work in strategic planning, general management, consulting, operations, project management, nonprofit companies, healthcare organizations, and more.