MBA Management Specialization

The MBA in Management is designed for students who wish to develop the interpersonal and management skills needed to advance to levels of leadership in their companies, as well as develop a long-term perspective and value system which will serve them their entire careers. Students in the program will improve their skills in managing people and organizational systems, build their leadership capabilities, and become well versed in team building and employee motivation. The program builds knowledge of how business strategy affects organizational interaction with the marketplace and how to structure the workplace to enhance organizational growth and productivity.

Course Offerings Emphasize

• An approach to classroom instruction that fully engages the student in the learning process
• Concentration on knowledge and skill sets that are practical and useable
• A global perspective that emphasizes ethics and long-term sustainable business practices
• The use of team-based teaching and learning

It is Our Goal that Our Management Majors Will

• Receive solid conceptual grounding in management disciplines
• Develop competencies to become highly effective individually and with others
• Develop and demonstrate these competencies with hands-on learning, including work on real-world consulting projects and service to the community
• Undergo rigorous assessment of their overall accomplishments
• Enter a fast track to successful and rewarding careers

Our expert faculty combine scholarship, business experience and teaching excellence to help students become more aware of the challenges that face global business leaders and develop the tools, competencies, and long-range mindset needed to meet these challenges. Our management curriculum emphasizes a strategic orientation towards managing people, leading individuals and organizations through times of change, and work on actual HR/OD consulting projects. We also promote the values of ethical leadership and sustainable business practices.

Career Opportunities

An MBA in Management can be used to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities. Those already employed in technical areas of business can use their management degrees to pursue managerial and leadership tracks in their companies. Students can also use their applied knowledge to pursue careers in management consulting or in mid-to-upper level managerial positions.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements* (10 Credits)

Required Courses

MGMT6621 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGMT6633 Leadership and Change Management
MGMT6640 Leadership Development Project
MGMT6112 Managing Sustainability

Elective (Select One)

MGMT6625 Managing a Healthy Workforce
MGMT6700 Negotiation and Conflict Management

*Students specializing in Management are required to take MGMT7012 Management Capstone as their capstone course

Learn More

Contact Dr. Gwen Jones, Chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, at for further information on the academic features of this program. Contact the Graduate Business Advisors with questions regarding the overall MBA program and admissions policies.