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Management focuses on getting things done. Managers directly support the efforts of other people in business and organizations, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling activities. Managers focus on achieving the goals of the business or organization while being accountable for performance results.
High-performing managers are good at building working relationships with others. They help co-workers and employees develop skills, foster teamwork, and create a work environment both satisfying for employees while pursuing the business or organization’s goals. Many of our management majors also double major in human resource management or complete the certificate in human resources.
Organizations and companies of all sizes from all industries require educated and skilled managers to meet their goals while building a welcoming work environment for employees. You will need grounding in strategic management, strong leadership skills, and organizational change.
We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through experiences with local organizations. You will learn from our award-winning faculty and work on significant projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.
Our Organization Effectiveness Lecture Series hosts expert speakers that focus on leadership, organization development, and innovation in business. The event teams up with local businesses and organizations with more than 100 attendees annually.
"When I realized I was transferring from University of Virginia, I was looking for a school that has a great business school. My search narrowed down and WSU was the best choice I could have made. I chose the Management and Human Resource Management double major because of the great reputation they had. Being AACSB accredited says a lot about the quality of faculty, staff and students. I was also impressed by the accomplishments of College of Business students in national competitions. My personal belief is that there are not enough good managers out there.
"This past school year I was the President of the Human Resources and Management Club. I led the HR Club to earning a superior merit award from The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the seventh consecutive year. I also led the Management Club to place second in the nation for small chapter performance from The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM). For the past three years I have been on the Management Student Advisory Board providing the Management Department with student input for improving the Management and HR programs."
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in human resource management.
When you complete the program, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in management. The first two years of the program ground students in the essential, concrete skills needed as business students while the final two years focus on management skills.