Management and Leadership

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Dr. Matthew McGowan
Department Chair

Engage Business and Society

As a Management major, you will learn about getting things done through people.

Opportunity to Innovate

The Management major offers the analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills needed to meet the challenges of management in commercial and non-profit organizations.  Business students apply theories learned in the classroom through assignments and projects that emphasize interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills.

You will enjoy many co-curricular and cooperative learning experiences including the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), Phi Chi Theta – a business and economics fraternity, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Women in Business (WIB).  Students also work closely with faculty on research and other projects.

“There are many ‘isms’ in business that come from simply interacting with people in the field.  I continue to use them on a daily basis was able to learn many of those techniques as an undergraduate and such as: building relationships, having integrity, being accountable, giving accurate accounts, giving to the community, seizing opportunities, and being empowered.” – Vannesia Darby, ’12

Impact the World

Management and Leadership graduates experience a 95% placement rate. Recent graduates have entered management or consulting positions and joined companies such as:

  • Accenture
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Motorola
  • Rolls Royce
  • Hewitt Associates
  • AT&T
  • Boeing
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center