Management

A path to success

Management is the process of coordinating organizational resources--land, labor, capital and information--to meet a goal. It is the force that unites everyone in an organization and sets everything in motion.

As a management student you will learn to...

  • provide multiple factors that go into creating and promoting an ethical organizational culture.
  • identify common reasons why employees often resist organizational change and recommend specific methods / options for managing change.
  • demonstrate an understanding of key elements of the vision process.
  • identify differences between groups and teams in terms of interdependency of members and reward structures
  • identify group decision making processes, including decision-making failures (e.g., groupthink) and outcomes.
  • apply knowledge and skills learned across all functional business areas when developing firm strategy.
  • address the role of distinctive competencies and product/process alignment in formulating a strategic response to changes in the external strategic planning environment.
  • provide multiple factors that go into creating and promoting an ethical organizational culture.

Management entrepreneurship emphasis majors will also be able to...

  • identify new business opportunities and begin search for a business model to determine potential viability.
  • complete all aspects of a business plan.

Management human resources emphasis majors will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and competency in the core areas of HR.

Management operations and supply chain management emphasis majors will also be able to...

  • critically evaluate the strategic implications of alternative process designs.
  • identify the purpose of each element of the production planning hierarchy.  

Careers in management include retail management, human resource management, employee benefits and compensation, inventory control, purchasing, retail buying, labor relations, operations management, and business ownership.

Comprehensive Management Majors

60 credits/no minor required

General Management 
The general management program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and a broad background of major-specific coursework in management and business. The program also helps students develop communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by organizations seeking to employ managers.

Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurship emphasis in the management program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core and a broad background of major-specific coursework in business and entrepreneurial studies. The program also helps students develop communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by organizations seeking to employ managers.

Human Resource Management 
The human resource management emphasis within the management program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and major-specific coursework in management, HR and business. The program also helps students develop communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by organizations seeking to employ HR professionals.

In order to graduate with a degree in HR management from UW-Eau Claire, students must past the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. In order to apply for the SHRM-CP exam, students must 1) be in the final year of study in their HR degree program, and 2) have completed a minimum of 500 hours of relevant HR experience. Qualifying relevant HR experiences include internships in HR, HR work-study assignments, directed HR work-related projects, directed HR research-related projects, supervised independent study in HR and part-time or full-time work in HR. 

Operations & Supply Chain Management 
The operations and supply chain management emphasis within the management program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and major-specific coursework in business, and production and service operations management. The program also helps students develop communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills, which are highly valued by employers.

Management Minor

27 credits

Gives students an overview of management principles and practices. The minor is available to all College of Business students except those majoring in management.

Entrepreneurship Minor

29 credits

Gives students an overview of the entrepreneurship process. The minor is available to all College of Business students except those majoring in entrepreneur management.

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