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Management (MGT)

For information, please contact the chairperson, 989-774-3193, 200 Smith Hall;

Management is decision making with respect to the allocation of an organization’s physical and human resources toward the achievement of specific objectives. Although management as a field of study is most often associated with business administration, its subject matter can be applied in a broad range of settings from the management of one’s own personal resources to those of social, governmental, educational, health care, and religious organizations.

Why Study Management?

Management study is recommended for those individuals who desire the knowledge and skill to influence others and develop business processes that can positively influence organizational productivity. The principles of management can be effectively applied in a broad range of group, organizational, and societal settings. Students of management are trained to be decision makers, problem solvers, and leaders.

Management at CMU

A program of study in management can be pursued through completion of one of the five majors or through a minor, which can be individually designed to complement the student’s interests. All programs emphasize development of analytical tools that assist in effective decision making and problem solving. A General Management major is available to those students who desire a broad base of knowledge and combines coursework in each management discipline. The Human Resource Management major provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, develop, and maintain a productive work force. The International Business major was developed in response to today’s rapidly expanding global business community. A foreign language requirement and international experience are included in this program. The Purchasing and Supply Management major prepares students to identify global sources for supply, establish logistics and support systems, design vendor evaluation systems, and more. A Management minor is available for students who are pursuing a degree other than business administration yet wish to obtain a foundation in management principles and practices.

The Faculty

Mahmood Bahaee, Misty Bennett, John Bunch, Ashley Cooper, Darel Hargrove, Sandeepkumar Jagani, Hyungu Kang, Kevin G. Love, Alexandra MacDougall, Amy McGinnis, Van Miller, Luis Perez-Batres, Michael J. Pisani, Eugen Popa, Jeff Rightmer, Chelakara Subbaraman, Tomas Thundiyil, Vincent Whitelock, K. Michelle Yang

The Programs

General Management Major

Human Resource Management Major

Management Minor, B.S. in B.A.

Management Minor, BA, BAA, BFA, BS degrees

Purchasing and Supply Management Major (Interdepartmental)

International Business Major (Interdepartmental)