In today’s fast-paced global marketplace, business managers must think strategically while successfully adapting to new business practices to stay ahead of the competition. They must be technology savvy with the knowledge and confidence to create a cohesive, responsive and efficient team. Specialized skills and a solid grasp of complex business concepts are needed to manage people and organizations. If you are interested in becoming a manager, honing your natural leadership skills, learning how to adapt within fluid environments and developing strategies for solving multi-faceted business challenges, the Whitman management major may be right for you.
Whitman’s management curriculum combines human resources and organizational behavior, strategic management and legal courses to develop the knowledge and skills students will need to analyze processes and manage people within any company.
What’s more, the myriad opportunities to experience management in real-world settings sets Whitman apart from other business schools. From learning “soft skills” through the Goodman IMPRESS program to helping to run a real firm through Consurtio, Whitman students learn inside and outside the classroom.
Whitman’s many clubs, such as the Consulting Club and Whitman Women in Business, expand students’ base of knowledge and introduces them to additional resources through programming and events. A myriad of networking and learning opportunities, such as speakers and panel discussions, are valuable both in preparing students for the responsibilities of a career in management and in making career connections.
The management major pairs well with all of the other Whitman majors, as well as degree programs at the School of Information Studies or the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
In 2015, the average base salary for Whitman management graduates was $58,167. Top employers for Whitman management graduates include Accenture, CBS, Dick’s Sporting Goods, FactSet, General Electric and Zenith Optimedia.
Management is a broad business degree that can lead to many career opportunities, from management positions in virtually any company in any industry to human resources. Those who excel in management have excellent leadership and strong communication skills. To attain the highest levels in the field, an MBA is preferred.
Meet a Management Major/Faculty Member
Meet some of our students, faculty and alumni in the management program:
- Kevin Lynch MBA ‘17
- Logan Margolis ‘16
- Spencer Herbst ‘14
- Camila Perez ‘15
- Ravi Dharwadkar, department chair
- Don Cardarelli, professor of management practice
- Will Geoghegan, assistant professor of management
To learn more, visit our website and find out what a management major can do for you!
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