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    What it's like to be a Management Major

    July 26, 2016

    There are many majors out there especially in the College of Business, from accounting to finance to management. They all are similar and different in their own way but what would it be like to be a management major?


    Classes as a Management Major

    The first two years are pretty standard for every student. Getting an opportunity to get your general courses that everyone has to take out of the way and make sure you get a chance to see various different subjects.

    Although if you are undecided or trying to figure out your interest in the college of business pay attention to the beginning courses in management such as Legal Environment of Business as well as management and organization.

    After that you start to get specific into your major, in the case of management there are a couple of things you can expect if you choose that major and any concentrations you decide to focus on.

    You’ll still get an opportunity like every business major to get a feel for the different disciplines in the College of Business but after the second year you’ll start to get specific in your major.


    Concentrations as a Management Major

    If you attend the University of Wyoming you can pick from four concentrations in which you can focus your study as a management major.

    The Management Consulting concentration prepares students to be capable of managing different processes and people, so that they can work in both large and small organizations, or consult with organizations about these issues. This concentration prepares students to work in for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, or in government organizations.

    The Entrepreneurship concentration in the Management major is designed to assist students who wish to start their own businesses. The concentration also provides students with exposure to issues involving family firms such as governance, succession and interpersonal relationships as well as innovation and change in existing organizations.

    The Human Resource Management concentration will allow students to learn how to manage organizations’ human capital. Students will be prepared to develop and implement policies and practices for recruitment, socialization, training, development, compensation, performance management, career planning, and employee relations.

    The Supply Chain concentration in both the Management and Marketing majors involves the planning, control, and coordination of materials and services from raw materials to customers. Course work will prepare students for managerial positions in the manufacturing and service industries in areas of purchasing, operations, logistics, and customer service.


    Organizations to join if you’re a Management Major

    Depending on the school you attend there are different organizations that will be able to help you earn the degree and meet fellow management majors.

    Organizations such as the Supply Chain Student Association (S.C.S.A.), Women in Business, and Alpha Kappa Psi (the professional business fraternity) are all great organizations to join if you are looking at management and to help create a fast network of friends.


    Life as a Management Major

    Once you get your degree in management you can do a lot of things with the degree and go into just about any industry. Depending on your focus you can go into H.R., Sales, analytics, supply chain and or just about anything that requires management skills. Overall this is a great degree to possess if you enjoy working with people and are looking for a degree that is applicable to a large array of businesses.

    Since management is such a broad major with a lot of opportunities to do a variety of positions the job outlook for this major is can vary. However on average the projected growth of this field ranges from 5 percent to 19 percent. From Sales Manager to Management analysts, human resource managers and more the market for management will always be there.


    For Additional Information

    If you want to more about the life of a management major, the courses you’ll need to take and the resources available to you as a student at the University of Wyoming check out the College of Business page!