Expanding your understanding of the business world and preparing you to influence it.

Management Major

Organizations need leaders—people who can effectively manage organizations and the people in them, as well as develop and implement strategies that will lead to success.

Gain the knowledge and skills managers need to deal with contemporary challenges including leading and motivating people, decision making, developing strategies for competing in the global economy, balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders in complex, legal, political, and ethical environments, and leading change.

The Management major curriculum has been designed to provide the courses and experience that employers seek. With a core that is strongly rooted in understanding organizations, ethics, and strategy, you can further develop your skills with a concentration in leadership studies or human capital management. The Smeal human capital management concentration has received approval by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Careers in Management

Career opportunities are many and diverse; Management majors find positions in all industries including professional services and consulting, consumer products, insurance, manufacturing, banking, retail, and more. You will find Management alumni in positions in consulting, leadership development, human capital management, business analysis, and customer service management, among many others.

Management Degree Requirements and Sample Schedules