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Management Major

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to lead high-performance teams, companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. Manage staff, develop strategy, and conduct analyses to support major decisions.

Topics, skills, and concepts

  • Develop organizational strategies that create a competitive advantage
  • Promote team effectiveness, manage conflict, and support strategies
  • Foster team norms and structures to maximize performance

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Prepare for Your Career in Management

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Key employers

Accenture logoCapital One logoCoca-Cola company logo
General Mills logoLand's End logoPfizer logo

Knowledge and abilities

  • Develop and implement strategies
  • Diagnose and strengthen organizational structures
  • Improve organizational processes
  • Empower people through leadership and teamwork
  • Manage change and culture

Common job titles

  • Manager
  • Management consultant
  • Product manager
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager

Common Career Paths

Rotational leadership development programs are opportunities to work across different business areas within a company for a set duration. Future leaders gain in-depth project experiences, ongoing mentorship, and training. These programs are common in financial services, industrial supply, consumer products firms, and health care companies.

Managers plan, organize, and direct activities to achieve specific business objectives. They lead, motivate, and evaluate employees while setting objectives and strategic plans for an organization.

Management consultants specialize in optimizing organizational practices for increased performance and productivity. They offer advice and guidance on various aspects of business, such as strategy, operations, finance, and marketing.

Product managers define and deliver products that meet customer needs and business goals. They are responsible for identifying customer problems, validating solutions, creating product roadmaps, and collaborating across teams. They measure and communicate the impact of the product to leadership and other stakeholders.

Project managers plan and coordinate the execution of projects within a specific scope, budget, and timeline. They are responsible for defining project objectives, assigning tasks, monitoring progress and quality, resolving problems, and communicating with leadership and other stakeholders.

Sales managers oversee the sales activities of a company or department. They are responsible for setting goals, developing strategies, training and motivating teams, and analyzing data.

Go Beyond the Classroom

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Students apply their management skills and knowledge in real-world settings through internships, case competitions, and consulting projects. These hands-on experiences allow students to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities organizations face. Students also develop leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills as they work with diverse stakeholders and deliver meaningful solutions.

Meet the Management Team

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Alex Lawver

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Loren Kuzuhara

Senior lecturer, Management and Human Resources