The 24-hour management minor provides students a foundational understanding of the theories and principles that are important for anybody serving a supervisory role. Merriam-Webster defines management as the act or art of managing: the conducting or supervising of something (as a business). Coursework in the minor includes both the theoretical underpinnings of managements as well as practical skills that managers need to run organizations effectively. For more information, please visit the undergraduate catalog.
This is an ideal complement for students in a lot of majors such as business administration, ministry, social work, psychology, recreation and leisure management, political science, art, and music. Managerial skills are in high demand both in the private and public sector as well as among the nonprofits. Students will gain fundamental knowledge and acquire basic skills in the management area that will augment their major, thus making them more marketable and increasing their potential in the workplace. It will also position students better for future career changes.
Program strengths and emphases
The theoretical perspectives and the practical hands-on experience provided by the management coursework give students the best of both worlds. The vast amount of electives that students can choose from affords much flexibility for them to fit the minor into their program of study.