Learning takes place using active and engaged teaching methodologies that are hands-on, traditional lecture, online, and hybrid formats. Students will be encouraged to solve real-work problems using problem-based learning and participate in experiential learning activities.
What will I study?
The Management program enables you to understand how organizations operate in the contemporary global environment. You will acquire an understanding of the external environment of business and how it affects the internal activities of an enterprise. Drawing on management theories as well as current business practices, you will develop knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable you to assume positions in a wide variety of industries and organizations. The BA curriculum places special emphasis on personal ethical accountability and corporate social responsibility.
In addition to management courses, students majoring in Management will learn about other business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, law, marketing, management information systems and operations management and explore how to combine different resources (human, information, technology, knowledge or materials) strategically to achieve the mission and goals of an organization. Communication, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed in managerial roles are emphasized across the curriculum.
Why choose Management at SHU?
The courses in the Management major are taught by knowledgeable and experienced professors who are active not only in the classroom but also through research, policy advising and consulting. The Management faculty interacts closely with students inside and outside the classroom and provides personal attention to students and their learning needs. Our faculty members collaborate with both domestic and international academic institutions and professional organizations, serve on boards of directors, and provide consulting and training to numerous organizations.
Additionally, our faculty research and publish in some of the top management and human resource publications. Our research ranges from case specific analyses to large international studies which span globally. Many of our faculty have doctorates from some of the top business schools in the country as well as corporate experience which helps put scholarship into practice.
Will I have internship opportunities?
Yes, every student majoring in management has the opportunity to work in a business or management internship to learn the rigors of the business environment and prepare for a successful professional career. You will work with a faculty coordinator of internships and the Career Development Office to obtain a desired position. A typical internship requires between 10 and 20 hours of work experience per week over a semester. Some internships are paying, while others are non-paying. The internship experience is recorded and assessed in a portfolio. At the conclusion of the internship, you will re-evaluate skills, career goals and career development needs in light of the experience. You must complete all sections of the portfolio and submit it to your faculty advisor in order to receive credit.
Companies our students have interned with include:
What our my career opportunities with a Management degree?
Here are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree:
- Working in a variety of managerial or non-managerial positions in profit or non-profit organizations from different industries
- Becoming a human resources, marketing or international business professional
- Starting a new business or running a family business
- Working in operations management
- Creating business strategy as a strategic business partner
- Preparing yourself for pursuit of graduate studies in business or other disciplines
Companies our graduates have secured full-time positions with include:
What graduate schools have your students enrolled in?
Will I have research opportunities?
The Department of Management encourages its students to work with faculty members as research assistants where they can learn about cutting-edge research in a number of our specialty areas. Additionally, students are able to pursue their own research under the supervision of a faculty member. Some of the research projects include:
- Female Entrepreneurs: Are Networks or Mentors More Important?
- The Emergence of Hedge Funds: A Short History
- Work Life Balance and Stress
- Ethical Leadership: What is it?
What co-curricular activities are available?
The Business Management Club endeavors to create and provide an academic and social environment for students interested in business. Members participate in a number of activities including Junior Achievement, and learn how to teach business to K-12 students in the area in exchange for up to 3 credits. The Management Club works with Junior Achievement to provide students with opportunities to engage in experiential learning. We also offer various extracurricular programs through our Internships and Experiential Learning and The Welch Experience programs.
What facilities and resources are available to students?
Students have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art digital technology in the newly built Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center.
Will I be able to study abroad?
Yes, to learn more about our study abroad opportunities available to students, visit our study abroad website.
Are there special admission requirements?
No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare the Management major when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.