Management Major

Western Michigan University's management major prepares graduates to become effective and ethical managers by focusing on five core competencies:

  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Leading people, teams and groups
  • Communication
  • Quality management and process improvement
  • Ethics

Check out additional resources about the management major from the career center.

Explore the program requirements for the management major.

What can I expect from a management career?

Managers engage in numerous activities and provide one of the most critical functions to organizational success—decision making.

  • Professional activities: planning, directing, coordinating, project management
  • Possible professional positions:
    • Management trainee
    • Entrepreneur
    • Sales representative
    • Branch manager
    • Consultant
    • Facility planning
    • Hotel or restaurant manager
    • Buyer
    • Research analyst
    • Store manager
    • Purchasing manager
    • Insurance underwriter

Check out the resources related to this major from the career center.