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The study of management provides a distinct advantage to almost any discipline or career path. As a Management major, you will learn tools for effective teamwork, leadership, organizational dynamics, organizational culture, strategic planning, change management and human resource management. You will also find the opportunity to develop and refine the analytical, quantitative and communication skills that are critical for a successful professional career, to start a company, or to pursue graduate study in business or law.

Earning a Major

You must complete the core curriculum and the business curriculum, along with the three required Management courses plus three Management elective courses (ENT 2020, Intro to Entrepreneurship, also fulfills a Management elective course).


Description: Human behavior in organizations; research and theoretical writing on organizational behavior; case discussions. Junior or senior standing.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: Writing Enhanced Requirement

Description: An elective topic dealing with the cross-cultural aspects of management. Student cases will address how politics, religion, social customs, and history shape and influence management practices. Junior or senior standing.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: "Design" is a systematic, human-centered approach to problem-solving used by decision-makers of the world's most innovative organizations (e.g., Google, Apple). by understanding what people want and need in their lives, designers iteratively test potential solutions to problems. Includes a theoretical component and a real-world project. Honors or permission of instructor.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: Management

Earning a Consulting Concentration

Many want to pursue a career in management consulting and want more exposure to the expectations and demands of this industry. The Consulting concentration, open only to Management majors, combines the theoretical knowledge of management with consulting best practices and real-world consulting challenges to help prepare you for this field.

In addition to completing the requirements for a Management major, you can also earn a consulting concentration by completing the two courses listed below.


  • VSB 3500 Top: Consulting Best Practices
  • MGT 2206 Top: Consulting Practicum

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