Undergraduate Management & Entrepreneurship Degree Program

What is Management?

Management in all business and human organization activity is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.

Because organizations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system. This view opens the opportunity to 'manage' oneself, a pre-requisite to attempting to manage others.

Expectations of Management & Entrepreneurship Graduates

Graduates in management & entrepreneurship are expected to have a well-rounded exposure to accounting, marketing, finance, economics, business law, and computer applications, and are expected to be skilled writers and public speakers. Students are trained in human resource management, and have the opportunity to study and practice leadership, motivation, and team building. They study and apply entrepreneurial skills, concentrating on the management of innovation, the development of new markets, and controlling a growing operation.

Students are exposed to the challenges of managing a venture in today's global economy, with pressing cultural, ethical, and environmental issues. The program emphasizes integration of a broad set of skills and the need for managers to be adaptable. Current opportunities are broad. Some students choose to start their own businesses, while others are employed in small entrepreneurial firms, mid-size companies, or large international corporations. Many graduates have found positions in nonprofit organizations and in government.

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