The Management department provides students with the skills and knowledge to become effective managers and community leaders.
The AACSB accredited curriculum includes business planning, team building, supervising, workflow coordination, employee development, and communication and interpersonal skills. Students can choose to specialize in one of the five concentrations offered: Management, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management and International Business. The department also offers minors in Entrepreneurship, General Management and Business Administration.
"Small classroom sizes and one-on-one meetings provided me with the building blocks to discover my ultimate potential. It is in the many classrooms at the Bertolon School of Business where I not only realized my dreams in the business world but was given the confidence to reach those goals."
The entrepreneurship concentration provides students with the required skills and knowledge to create a successful business venture as either an owner or a key player within the firm. Coursework includes small business management, business plan development, strategic planning, accounting, finance, and marketing. Students will gain broad exposure to local small businesses and will have the opportunity for hands-on learning through field experiences, internships, and participation in the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Development Center.
The hospitality management concentration prepares students for leadership and administrative roles in the hospitality and travel industry. Through practical and academic coursework, students will gain the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of career options including hotel operations, food and beverage management, meetings and events management, casino operations, human resources management, marketing, and data analysis. Students will also take advantage of our popular historic location by participating in field experiences and internships provided by our many hospitality industry business partnerships.
The human resources management concentration prepares students to take a leadership role in creating healthy and productive work environments. Coursework provides intensive training in areas such as recruiting, hiring, training, conflict management, benefits management, strategic planning, and employment law.
The international business concentration prepares students for leadership positions in multi-national corporations with
specific coursework to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by a global business landscape. The curriculum includes a rich and varied program of study with liberal arts and multi-cultural components along with intensive training in the functional areas of business. Students can also apply foreign language and study abroad credits toward completion of their program.
The management concentration is a general course of study for students who aspire to supervisory positions, employment in corporations, or a knowledge of business administration. Students may choose more advanced studies in the upper division courses such as organizational behavior, international business, small business management, human resource management, labor/management relations, leadership, employment law, seminars on current topics, and interpersonal relations for managers. Students are encouraged to pursue internships that complement their course of study.
The management minor is a survey of management for non-business majors. The minor exposes students to the considerations of leading and managing people, the aspects of planning, directing, organizing and coordinating complex tasks as well as general management skills. This minor prepares non-business students for entry level management positions in their chosen field as well as for graduate studies. The management minor is an 18 credit program consisting of four required courses, one management elective and one business elective.