Build the leadership skills and knowledge you need for a successful career guiding teams of professionals through today’s rapidly changing global business environment.
Degree Type: BS

Being an excellent manager requires more than just people skills. The best managers combine leadership skills with knowledge, analytic capability, critical thinking, and a firm ethical grounding. They also have strong planning and decision-making skills, which help them to make critical choices that shape the future of companies and individuals alike.

The CBU Management degree will help you to become one of these leaders by helping you to develop each of these skills and more. Course options include explorations of international business, leadership in an increasingly diverse world, and internships that will help you build real-world experience.

You’ll develop a keen understanding of how organizations work, and how leaders influence their trajectories. You’ll study various theories of leadership and develop your own unique leadership style. And you’ll learn how to manage various kinds of resources, especially the most important resource: your colleagues and team members.

What You’ll Study

The Management major requires 121 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, business core courses, and courses in:

  • Organizational behavior and management
  • Leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Quantitative methods of management

You will also complete a management project.

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All companies need great managers to succeed. This means that whether you’re putting your skills to work to manage individuals or data, to oversee complex operations or the building of teams, a number of roles will be available to you.

  • Operations supervisor
  • General manager
  • Program coordinator
  • Business analyst
  • Personnel recruiter
  • Territory manager

Our Graduates

CBU graduates have successful management careers at a variety of companies, including:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Nestle Purina
  • IBM
  • FedEx
  • Enterprise
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Caesar’s Entertainment

Is Management for You?

Management students often share similar mindsets and ways of thinking. If you identify with some of the skills and interests on this list, a career in management may be a good fit for you:

  • Building and leading teams
  • Decision-making
  • Analyzing community needs
  • Problem-solving
  • Program development

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