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The Management degree is designed for the student who wants a career with a focus on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the activities of a business. Our program will expose you to the broad variety of challenges facing managers in today's marketplace using both classroom and hands-on learning experiences. Our real-world focus allows you to develop your skills in the areas of leadership, communication, and decision-making, while participating in real management projects and experiences. Our emphasis on liberal arts and our focus on developing practical career skills will prepare you for a rewarding management career. The Byrum School of Business also offers courses in specialty areas of management, such as Non-profit, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, and Motorsports Management.

Employment Outlook

There are a variety of job opportunities for management graduates. Many of our graduates enter management training programs in the retail industry. Other opportunities include positions such as purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents, administrative services managers and facilities managers. Demand is expected to be strong with double digit growth over the next 10 years.

A fast-growing area for graduates with excellent analytical skills is in the area of business analysis. Employment of management analysts is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations. Despite projected rapid employment growth, strong competition is expected for jobs as management analysts because the independent and challenging nature of the work and the high earnings potential make this occupation attractive to many.

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook: )

We welcome your interest in our management program. If you need additional information, feel free to contact:

Professor Robert Schuttler at

Assistant Dean Tom Gjerde at


Major for the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Management
39 hours from our experiential business core plus 15 hours from courses including:

                  One International elective from:

BUS 338      Global Marketing

BUS 363      Global HR

BUS 450      International Business

ECN 325      International Trade and Development

FIN 411       International Finance

                  Four Management electives from:

BUS 262      Foundations of Entrepreneurship

BUS 305      Business Research Methods

BUS 325      Business Creation and Development Consulting

BUS 330      Leadership

BUS 342      Selling and Sales Management

BUS 346      Marketing Management

BUS 351      Human Resources Management

BUS 352      Organizational Behavior

BUS 353      Small Business Management

BUS 358      Law in the Modern Workplace

BUS 361      Employee Training & Development

BUS 362      Compensation and Benefit Management

BUS 363      Global HR

BUS 370      The Nonprofit Organization

BUS 371      Nonprofit Financial Management

BUS 372      Creativity and Change

BUS 485      Business Plan Capstone