Why Study Management?
Management majors run businesses. They effectively plan, lead, coordinate and communicate to guide others in developing improvement to all aspects of an organization’s work. Managers are adaptable, with strong roots in analysis complemented by solid communication skills that help them drive success in the business world. You may begin a career in a small department, using your skills and learning to develop your department into a top performer and earning a more responsible management position. As you grow your wisdom, you may one day be directing the entire enterprise.
A manager works inside a business with the job of getting people to do what needs to be done so the business to succeed in its Goals. Regardless of the height of your position as a manager, you coordinate and motivate people to embrace the organization’s goals and vision. You train and coach your people to accept responsibility for their work and you hold them accountable. As a manager, you must meet performance goals, maintain efficiency and deal with performance problems, regardless of their origins. As a general manager with experience, you may become a leader of the people in an organization, as well as being the driving force for Social Responsibility in the organization’s actions.
Skilled managers are always in demand. Good managers can expect great compensation and opportunities to move within and between companies, if wanted. The best top-level managers are among the highest paid people in the world because they are worth it. Typical senior titles include Chief Operating Officer, Division President, President and CEO.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
Our Purdue Northwest B. S. Business, major in Management, delivers a multi-functional approach to coursework, allowing you to discover an array of different business areas. You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills as you explore these different aspects of business.
Areas of Study
Corporations and organizations of every size recognize the excellence of Purdue Northwest’’s programs and seek to employ our graduates. Several have national or worldwide profiles, such as: PepsiCo, White Lodging. ArcelorMittal, Horseshoe Casino, Kellogg, World Bank. Some graduates begin in corporate management rotational programs, as account executives or as project managers.
- Department Head
- Assistant General Manager
- General Manager
- Corporate Senior Executive
Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB).
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- Human Resource Management
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The College of Business offers several scholarships.
- The Future Leaders Scholarship
- The Study Abroad Scholarship
- The Dean’s Scholarship
This award-winning club is affiliated with the national SHRM organization and provides professional development opportunities and information on various careers in management and human resources. Students participate in a variety of community engagement activities and develop their leadership skills through projects and club management. Students have the opportunity to network with professionals locally, regionally, and nationally.
The club is open to all students in the College of Business.
- BUSM 35100 – Organizational Theory
- OBHR 43100 – Human Resource Management
- ISM 31100 – Management Information Systems
- BUSM 35300 – Organization & Environment
- BUSM 33300 – Total Quality Management
- ECON 41900 – Managerial Economics
- ISM 32500 – Logistics
- BUSM 41100 – Entrepreneurship & Employee Innovation