Management students acquire the skills to manage and lead innovation, either in existing companies or their own entrepreneurial ventures, while gaining valuable expertise in teamwork, professional communication, change management, human resources, and problem solving. Many students interested in management choose to select one specialization from another disciplinary area to broaden their management skills.


Management is a skill needed in every business structure. Our graduates are prepared for positions in retail, banking, insurance, public agencies and more. Consider where you could be in only four short years:

  • Working as a manager in human resources at a large corporation
  • Specializing in internal communications for a government organization, like the FBI
  • Taking an entrepreneurial approach and running a small business, or starting your own

Management Specializations



Sustainability in Organizations

  • Economics of Sustainability (3)
  • Managing Sustainable Organizations (3)
  • Environmental Policy (3)

Managing People & Teams

  • People and Teams in Organizations (3)
  • Human Resource Practices & Tools (3)
  • Seminar: Leading Organizational Innovation & Social Responsibility (3)


  • Entrepreneurship (3)
  • Venture Creation (3)
  • People and Teams in Organizations (3) or
    Human Resource Practices & Tools (3) or
    Consumer in the Marketplace (3) or
    Product Development & Innovation (3) or
    Integrated Marketing Communications (3) or
    Contemporary Brand Management (3) or
    Managerial Economics (3)

Student and Alumni Testimonials


Amanda Bauer (Transferred to PhilaU) 
Major: Management, minor: Fashion Merchandising '12

“Studying management helped me understand the big picture of how a business is run and prepared me for a career in any aspect of business. Management is a valuable major because it gives you a broad knowledge about business and allows for flexible career opportunities after graduation. I learned where my skills were strongest in business, which allowed me to focus on a more customized career path. Management teaches students teamwork, which is a necessary and sought-after skill in any career and industry once you are out of school.

“I’m finishing up an internship at QVC in the email marketing department. I assist project coordinators in the email campaign process by managing the status report, creating promotion codes, and performing quality assurance (QA). Studying management improved my teamwork skills, which are extremely valuable because I work with a team of coordinators and communicate on a daily basis with other QVC departments company-wide. As a management major, I also learned about company structures, communication, and collaboration. All of this helped me in transitioning from the collegiate world to QVC…. I’m looking ahead and interviewing for full-time positions in the retail and fashion industries.” 


Julianne Allman Major: Management, minors: Marketing & Pre-MBA
Expected graduation: Spring 2013

“I think that management is a great major because it allows you to solidify leadership skills and qualities, and it helps you choose the industry in which you’d like to work. If you're unsure of what you want to do when coming into college, management helps to broaden your choices and helps you learn about career paths you may not have been aware of before.

“Spring 2012 I studied abroad in Rome, Italy. I was also able to travel to London, Paris, Barcelona, and various stops around Italy. It was an incredible experience, and I would suggest it to anyone because it’s a once in a lifetime chance. I've met people who were unsure of studying abroad in college, and later, after graduating, regretted missing the awesome opportunity. It's a great way to meet many new faces, to learn about yourself, and to realize how fortunate we are as students. Spring break 2013, I will also be traveling to India with the MBA program, and I am really looking forward to that. I would also suggest that to students.

“[I am interning with] Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit national organization that provides low-income and homeless children with the essentials they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play. I am able to use my leadership skills that I learned as a management major in working toward a greater cause. I work with and lead groups of volunteers from schools and corporations. Some of my duties include training and explaining various jobs and activities to volunteers.

“Students should take advantage of anything they might even consider doing so they don't regret it later in life. Make good connections through extracurricular activities, clubs, and groups….

“After graduation, I am continuing with my MBA here at PhilaU. I plan to find a full-time job that would start after graduation, and I also plan to work as I earn my master’s so that I can continue to build my skills throughout work and school. Industries I would like to work in as I work my way up the career ladder include non-profit management, hotel/resort management, and travel.”

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