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Management

Bachelor of Science in Business

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Program Intro

Management majors mean business. They effectively lead, coordinate and communicate innovative solutions in all aspects of an organization.

Skilled managers are always in demand. This is one the reasons that, as a good manager, you can expect great compensation and opportunities to move across companies if you wish.

Department of Managerial Studies

The Management program is proud of placing its graduates in positions of responsibility throughout Northwest Indiana. Our multi-functional approach to coursework allows you to discover different business areas at the same time. You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills as you explore these different aspects of business.

Curriculum Overview

To earn the business degree in management you’ll complete management-major courses with focuses including organization theory and design, entrepreneurship and employee innovation, managerial decision analysis, logistics and quality management.

Kick off your journey with general education courses and a first year experience class while getting involved in the PNW community.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
  • MA 15300 – College Algebra

 

Acquaint yourself with the foundations of the management field by completing several business core courses.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 20000 – Second Year Seminar in Business
  • Any approved Gen Ed Humanities course
  • ACC 20000 – Introductory Accounting

While enriching your knowledge of business foundations, dive management major courses.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 30000 – Third Year Seminar In Business
  • FIN 31000 – Financial Management
  • BUSM 36000 – Production And Operations Management

Complete required courses, choose the electives that most interest you and prepare for your future business career.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 40000 – Fourth Year Seminar In Business
  • BUSM 45000 – Strategic Management: Capstone
  • ISM 48700 – Knowledge And Decision Management

Highlights

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, a management degree is among the top five business specialties employers seek.

In our program, you’ll gain insights into management theories and firsthand experience with cutting-edge management practices that will enhance your personal and professional growth.

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Outcomes

As a Management major, you’ll become a visionary leader who inspires and motivates your team to embrace your organization’s vision and goals. You’ll learn how to encourage others, incentivize them to take responsibility and hold them accountable for their jobs.

Career Paths

This program prepares you for a range of careers, including:

  • General manager
  • Business development manager
  • Management consultant

 

Employers

Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:

  • NIPSCO
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • Fifth Third Bank

Accreditation

The management major is one of the three majors offered by PNW’s Department of Managerial Studies at the College of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

As an honor student double-majoring in management and accounting, I received a job offer from one of the “Big Four” accounting firms before graduation.

Kathryn Orr
Management and Accounting, Valparaiso

Meet the Faculty

Tantatape Brahmasrene

Tantatape Brahmasrene, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance and International Business

Teaches finance, international business and management; presents papers at conferences; publishes in refereed journals; currently serves on Promotion; and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion committees.

Wei He

Wei He, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Strategy

Dr. Wei He is an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy in the College of Business. He also serves as the Management Program Coordinator in the Department of Managerial Studies.

Minoo Ashoori

Minoo Ashoori, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

She is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and the Marketing program coordinator. Her research focuses on Behavioral Economics and has published in distinguished journals and received several grants.

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