Our management program builds on a core business curriculum. Students learn principles of accounting, business, economics, finance and marketing in addition to management. When they graduate, they have a thorough understanding of how to make organizations work efficiently and effectively.
The management major doesn’t focus on just one or two areas. Students learn about the challenges and requirements of many functions within organizations.
This program emphasizes:
- Human resources management
- Management information systems
- Operations management
- Organizational behavior
- Production management
- Strategic management
Courses incorporate hands-on projects for real companies. In the Finance Lab, you solve problems through case studies and simulations. In fact, all upper-level courses are taught in the lab using the latest software tools. Summer research grants pay you to work with a faculty member on your own projects. W’International travel seminars introduce you to new cultures and experiences that can build your understanding of international business.
Entrepreneurs, small-business owners and multinational corporations all rely on effective management techniques to stay afloat. A business management degree prepares our majors with those skills.
Leaders who motivate employees and inspire excellence are an asset to companies. A management degree prepares you to effectively head departments in any organization.
Graduates also can step into roles as human resources staff or corporate recruiters. Understanding what employers want and employees need, they can find and attract top talent. Management majors have the financial know-how to choose the best deals for insurance and other employee benefits, too.
Urban planning requires organizational, logistical and communication skills. Management students have the know-how to take charge of city projects or assume community development roles. They can also oversee local recreation programs, parks and other such initiatives.
Companies need people who can handle money, tracking what goes out and what comes in. Smart financial managers can help their employers cut costs and increase profits by making sound business decisions.
Project managers contribute to company success by increasing efficiency. They assign people to tasks, track workflows and meet deadlines.
Managing the Future
A business management degree prepares our students to contribute to an organization’s success. To learn more, contact the department to speak to a management professor.
Management majors at Wingate earn either a BS or BA degree. The BA degree requires intermediate second-language courses, while the BS degree has more math or lab science credits. Students may also minor in management.
THE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLANS ARE STANDARD TEMPLATES FOR HOW A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT (8) CONSECUTIVE FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS. THERE IS VARYING FLEXIBILITY IN THE EXACT COURSE SEQUENCE DEPENDING UPON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CIRCUMSTANCES, MAJOR CURRICULUM AND COURSE AVAILABILITY. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR FACULTY ADVISOR FOR COURSE SEQUENCING, DEGREE PLANNING AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEGREE PLANNING.
Dr. Peter M. Frank
The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.