The Robert H. Smith School of Business has long been recognized as a leading undergraduate program in management and entrepreneurship. Both these programs regularly appear highly ranked in a variety of publications. The management major focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving applicable in many careers.
The core of the management major offers two courses in leadership and negotiations. These core courses emphasize skills students need in a changing employment environment. As more jobs become automated, managing people and solving tough problems will become increasingly important to attaining meaningful employment. The core classes in the management major provide education in problem solving, leadership, and effective teamwork. The demanding and fast-paced careers of the future will require students to demonstrate a strong ability to communicate and solve problems in a team under extreme pressure. The core major classes prepare students for careers in areas such as strategy, information technology, operations, healthcare administration, and organizational transformation.
There are a number of potential career paths stemming from the management major, such as consulting analyst, financial advisor, human resource management, nonprofit management, rotational leadership programs, and entrepreneur, including social entrepreneurship. These are grouped into two major areas of focus, leadership & innovation and entrepreneurship. Both areas focus on critical thinking and problem solving, and allow students to create a major tailored to their future goals.
The Management & Organization department has relationships with a number of centers of excellence, including the Dignman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change which provide relationships with professors, researchers, and organizations for students interested in enhancing their course of study with co-curriculuar opportunities.
Admission to the Major
See "Admission Requirements" on the Robert H. Smith School of Business page.
Course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration of the Management major are as follows:
|BMGT363||Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations||3|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Strategic Management of Human Capital|
|Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies|
|Cross-cultural Challenges in Business|
|Global Business Strategy|
|Special Topics in Management and Organization 1|
|Management and Organization Short-term Study Abroad 1|