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Department ofManagement

This major is designed to develop a student's understanding of management as both an art and a science along with those administrative skills necessary for positions of leadership and responsibility. All management majors will complete the core course required of all Business Administration majors. These courses include accounting, economics, statistics, management, marketing, finance, operations management, information systems, management science, legal environment of business, and business policy and strategy.

The courses in the management major include Human Resources Management, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation Management, Collective Bargaining, Employment Law, Advanced Human Resources Issues, Organizational Behavior, International Business Operations, Organizational Development, and Comparative International Management.

What careers are available in management?

Any organizational function requires planning, organizing, leadership and control. Whenever a group of people are involved in goal attainment, management is needed. Banks need managers, large service and product companies need managers, governments and institutional groups need managers and small business needs managers. Management is a particularly good choice for people who have varied or broad interests and see themselves accomplishing things through participation with others.

What will I study?

All management majors will complete the core course required of all Business Administration majors. These courses include accounting, economics, statistics, management, marketing, finance, operations management, information systems, management science, legal environment of business, and business policy and strategy.

The courses in the management major include Human Resources Management, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation Management, Collective Bargaining, Employment Law, Advanced Human Resources Issues, Organizational Behavior, International Business Operations, Organizational Development, and Comparative International Management.

What educational opportunities are available outside the classroom?

Many of you are already working for a business or other institution. When your work gives you the opportunity to be responsible for events, activities and other peoples' output; you become involved in a real world management experience. In addition, the management faculty, together with the career advantage staff, will assist you in finding a practical work experience that will compliment your studies.

What other opportunities are associated with a management degree?

Graduate Study

Many students will continue their education by enrolling in a Master's of Business Administration Program. In addition, master's programs are available throughout the region in a variety of more specialized fields, such as Human Resources, Hospital Administration, Hotel and Hospitality Management, International Studies, etc.

Student Organization

The Society for Human Resource Management.

Scholarships & Awards

In additional to the various scholarship opportunities available to all students at Old Dominion University, management majors may compete for scholarship programs sponsored by SHRM, outstanding student awards, a Wall Street Journal award, and private scholarships.

International Study

Management majors may study abroad and gain credit by enrolling in MGMT 463.

Can I minor in management?

Yes, the Department offers a minor for students majoring in other disciplines. Fifteen hours of management course work is required.

For further information

Paul Champagne

Professor
  • Ph. D. University Of Massachusetts