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The Management major at UW-Eau Claire provides students with a broad skill set that is useful in a wide array of possible careers. The program emphasizes communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and analytic abilities. The annual salary range for an entry-level management trainee with a bachelor’s degree is $36,300-$52,500.

Certifiably talented

Management majors complete certification exams as part of their degree requirements, which makes them more competitive in the job market. Human Resource students and Operations/Material Management majors must take and pass one professional certification examination (SHRM or APICS) prior to graduation. Few, if any campuses, have this as a requirement or prepare students to take the exams, setting UW-Eau Claire a head of the rest.

Business consulting

In Small Business Consulting, students provide business consulting services to actual Chippewa Valley small businesses. Student teams, working under expert faculty supervision, develop comprehensive business plans that include an overview of the business opportunity it faces, and the related marketing, operational, financial and management strategies it needs to employ.

Innovative classes

You can expect innovative faculty and classes at UW-Eau Claire. In a class required for all College of Business majors, students compete in a management strategy simulation known as “Sim Super Bowl.” This class is taught by management faculty and is not replicated at any other university. Another class, Community Leadership, allows students to earn service learning credit while taking on a civic project.

Student organizations

UW-Eau Claire has excellent business student organizations: APICS-the Association of Operations Management, is one of only 7 chapters in U.S. to receive “Platinum” designation five years in a row. At the annual Student Case Competition a UWEC APICS team succeeded in developing an innovative inventory storage and picking system that was practical and cost effective. Another organization is the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Management (comprehensive major; requires no minor)

Areas of concentration

- General Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Human Resource
- Operations/Materials




Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a mark of quality achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world.

Did you know?

Our Entrepreneur Program is one of the most comprehensive programs in the state. Faculty and area business people help students develop their own business plans. Graduates can even compete for start-up funds through the Blugold Angel Fund.

Suggested freshman curriculum

- University Writing
  on placement exam
  For test out options, see
  Blugold Seminar/test-out
- Principles of
  microeconomics and
- Short course in calculus
- Statistics
- Introduction to
  psychology or sociology
- Physical education/
- General education
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Special admission requirements

You must be formally admitted to the College of Business before you can take junior and senior level management and business courses. Most students apply for admission at the end of their sophomore year. Check the College of Business admission requirements.

Our graduates

Typical positions held by our graduates include retail manager, job or inventory analyst, purchasing agent, labor relations specialist, employee benefits and compensations specialist, operations manager, entrepreneur/business owner, and human resources officer.
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Places you’ll find recent graduates:

- Human Resources
  Assistant, Kroll Ontrack,
  Eden Prairie, MN
- Retail Supply Planner,
  Harley-Davidson, Inc.,
  Milwaukee, WI
- Executive Team Lead,
  Target Corporation,
  Mankato, MN
- Director of HR,
  Curt Manufacturing, Inc.,
  Eau Claire, WI

Department contact information

Dr. Kristy Lauver

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.