Management

Business is changing in every way, shape, and form. But as some things change, others remain the same. One thing that never changes is the need for creative and efficient management—of people within an organization, of the organization itself, and of the organization in the global marketplace.

You’ll learn about all three as a Management major at Smeal. Our curriculum provides the knowledge and skills that general managers need to deal with contemporary challenges, such as those related to leading and motivating people, designing organizational structures, and balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders in a complete political, legal, and ethical environment. Students focus on the competition within an industry and determine their company’s position in the global business landscape, tackle human resource problems n case studies of real companies, and make business presentations, along with dozens of other real-world classroom experiences.

Management is for those interested in helping people achieve more in their jobs, thinking of the long-term consequences, and considering the moral and ethical implications behind business decisions. Because our curriculum provides a broad and versatile base, we encourage Management majors to supplement their studies with courses in areas such as marketing, finance, and supply chain and information systems.

Many of our alumni work in human resources, retail management, or consulting, or start their own small companies. The foundation you will acquire as Management major can take in virtually any direction you desire.