When students earn an undergraduate business degree in management, what they’re really pursuing is an education in how to help people and their organizations become more successful. No matter what discipline students pursue, they will work with other people and likely end up managing some of them, whether it’s a small team for a short-term project or larger groups of people. Management is a skill that is relevant regardless of industry or other areas of expertise, which is why many students choose it as a second major or as a minor.
Management: Bachelor's Degree
The study of management prepares men and women for positions of leadership in profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Management curriculum focuses on the nature and capabilities of human and other resources, as well as how the manager plans, organizes, staffs, coordinates, and evaluates those resources in an organization and its environment.
Management Degree Program
Students who elect to major in management can choose from one of three concentrations: Human Resource Management, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Leadership.
Program Overview: Which Management Concentration Should I Choose?
Management Degree: Human Resource Management Concentration
The Human Resource Management Concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in human resource-related occupations. Among issues and areas addressed are management-employee relations, quality of work life, compensation and other reward systems, organizational staffing, and training and development. The Human Resource Management track emphasizes the importance of integrating individual goals and organizational objectives.Eight-Semester Degree Plan
Management Degree: Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration is suggested for students who are interested in starting and/or operating a small business or independent company after graduation. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship focus provides excellent preparation for students wishing to obtain a highly integrated view of business operations.Eight-Semester Degree Plan
Management Degree: Organizational Leadership Concentration
The Organizational Leadership Concentration prepares new students for leadership positions within organizations. Among the topics explored are employee motivation, how to manage power and influence within organizations, developing effective teams, managing diversity, organizational transformation and change, and globalization.Eight Semster Degree Plan
View a listing of all undergraduate management courses offered by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.View Courses
The Department of Management offers a minor for students desiring more knowledge of management to assist them in their careers.Learn More