Jill Austin, Chair
Aaron, Abston, Arik, Bast, Bullington, Clark, Geho, George, Gilbert, Gupton, Kethley, Moake, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrell, Mpoyi, Mullane, Nelson, Raffo, Shanine, Smith, Sokoya, Steffensen, Tang, Tarpey, Thomas, Welborn, Williams, Wilson, Yue
The mission of the Department of Management is
- Prepare students - Engage students through a variety of methodologies such as in-class group projects, cases, and experiential learning opportunities; implement continuous curriculum improvement; provide students individualized mentoring; connect students with guest speakers and practitioners
- Accelerate careers - Improve student career readiness through strengthening job search skills; connect students with job opportunities; track student career success
- Connect with business - Build relationships with business and community organizations; provide consulting service; deliver outstanding executive education
- Expand knowledge - Publish in peer-reviewed journals and practitioner publications; mentor and collaborate with colleagues; present research at academic conferences and in the classroom.
Students may choose from the following programs: Management, Management-Human Resource Management Concentration, Supply Chain Management, Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Business Administration. These programs of study lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The majors offer the skills necessary for a wide range of business careers in management and general administration and also provide the basic undergraduate preparation necessary for admission to and satisfactory performance in graduate study in business.
The major in Management offers preparation for general administrative careers in general management and leadership in business, government, industry, and non-profit organizations. Management electives are listed in the introductory paragraph of the Major in Management section.
The major in Management with a Human Resource Management concentration offers students an opportunity to develop HR-focused knowledge and skills in the areas identified by the profession as most critical, such as compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, employee and labor relations, employment law, human resource information systems (HRIS) and measurement of HR, planning and talent management, recruitment and selection, and training and development.
Students who want to work in human resources management will likely take managerial roles in areas such as training/development manager, human resources recruiter, employee relations specialist, employee selection manager, and employee benefits administrator.
The major in Supply Chain Management offers students an opportunity to develop skills to work in career positions such as supply chain analyst, buyer, planner, inventory control specialist, production scheduling analyst, logistics coordinator/analyst, and capacity management specialist.
The major in Business Administration offers preparation for general business careers for students who do not wish to choose a specific area of study in business.
The major in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers students preparation for successful venture creation and implementation and provides opportunities for them to acquire the necessary operational knowledge to start a new enterprise and to study business communication, marketing, finance, management, economics, accounting, and information systems from an entrepreneurial perspective.
Minor programs of study within the department include Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, and Not-for-Profit Management. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minor in Business Administration. A course may not be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.
Requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree and the Master of Science in Management degree with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Organizational Leadership and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.