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The Management major offers a comprehensive understanding the principles, processes, and practices involved in the management of people and organizations. Areas of emphasis include human resource management, small business management, leadership, and team development.
The program is designed to provide a well-rounded foundation in management principles and allow flexibility to pursue individual interests.
The program incorporates professional certifications and experiential learning opportunities across the core and major courses.
Professional certification options are available for Microsoft Office and Google Analytics, as well as internships within the major.
You can minor in areas of business or other fields such as communication or political science to focus on your career goals.
Potential career paths include:
- Management Analyst
- Business Consultant
- Personnel Manager
- Operations Manager
- Human Resource Manager
- Training and Development Manager
Projected Employment Growth
Employment of management occupations is projected to grow by at least 8% through 2026. The growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and the expansion of existing ones, which will require more workers to manage these operations. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
What is the average duration for completing a bachelor’s degree in business management?
The average duration for completing a bachelor’s degree in business management is typically four years. The Management major requires 120 credits, including 45 credits of Business Administration core courses, 24 credits Management major courses, and 51 credits of general education requirements and electives.
Which industries or organizations typically employ individuals with a bachelor’s degree in business management?
A degree in business management will aid graduates in many industries, such as finance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and technology. Additionally, University of Charleston offers professional certification options for Microsoft Office and Google Analytics, as well as internships within the major.
Is pursuing a major in business management a wise decision?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pursuing a major in business management is a wise decision, as employment of management occupations is projected to grow by at least 8% through 2026. With a business management major, students can also minor in other fields such as communication or political science to focus on their specific career goals.
What course subjects are typically covered in the field of business management?
While pursuing a 4-year degree in business management, students can expect to take courses such as Small Business Management, Human Resource Management, Sales Management, Self-Management & Leadership, and Managing Individuals and Teams.
What types of job opportunities are available for business management graduates?
Graduates of our business management program are poised and ready to accept roles in a variety of jobs such as (but not limited to) Management Analyst, Business Consultant, Personnel Manager, Operations Manager, Human Resource Manager, and Training and Development Manager.
Is there a minimum GPA required to be accepted into the business management program?
Freshman applicants with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA and transfer students with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC and will gain direct entry into this program.