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Explore the management bachelor's degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Learn what it takes to effectively lead employees, create a healthy work culture and grow a business with a management degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Part of the AACSB accredited business school, the management program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to unite employees and accomplish a common goal and mission. Through unique assignments and projects, you'll learn specific methods for managing change, developing strategy, avoiding toxic decision-making practices, identifying effective reward structures and maintaining an ethical organizational culture.

Graduate with real-world experience, too. UW-Eau Claire prides itself on providing students with resume-building and experiential learning opportunities. Join one of 20+ business student organizations, compete in regional and national competitions, study abroad and take on an internship. It's through these experiences that you'll learn fundamental management skills, including communication, teamwork, critical thinking, analytical and leadership. 

Because of the broad-based nature of the program, graduates go on to pursue management in a wide variety of fields, including financial, retail, manufacturing, operations, information systems, hospitality, healthcare and more. 

2018 Global X-Culture Conference and Symposium in Italy.

Blugolds among finalists in global competition

A highlight for many management students is participating in UW-Eau Claire's Cross-Cultural Leadership course, which requires students to participate in the annual X-Culture competition. The semester-long project pairs UWEC students with other students from around the world, challenging them to solve a real-life problem global businesses are facing.

Among the 5,500+ students worldwide who participated was UWEC management major Andrea Gonzalez, whose team scored in the top 0.3%. Andrea recently returned from the project symposium in Calgary, Canada, an invitation-based event that rewards 150 finalists for their contributions. 

“Participating in X-Culture has helped me understand the importance of intercultural communication and experiences," she said. "It has also helped me with my job search. In every interview I’ve had, I’ve spoken about this project and each time, the employer is very impressed and curious to hear more."

Management degree scholarships

Management majors have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships offered through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. For example, the Enterprise Management Scholarship awards $1,250 to a sophomore, junior or senior management major who is involved in relevant student organizations. In addition to the management-specific scholarships, you are also welcome to apply for the other general business scholarships available to all College of Business majors.

Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.

To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your management degree.

Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.

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Quick facts

Management program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Offered: in person
  • Campus: Eau Claire
  • This major does not require a minor.
  • This program is also available as a minor. 
  • Students majoring in this program will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. 
Additional management majors
Student organizations
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
  • Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)
  • Collegiate DECA

Accreditation information

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Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.

Why management at UW-Eau Claire?

Experiential learning. As a management major, you will have the opportunity to learn by doing through study abroad, career fairs, competitions and student clubs and organizations. By learning outside of the classroom, you will discover new ways of thinking and make valuable connections. 

Interdisciplinary education. In addition to an in-demand degree, you'll also gain skills in a variety of disciplines. Explore topics in human resources, supply chain management, operations management, accounting and business writing. This wide range of knowledge and experience will set you apart from other job candidates.

Internship opportunities. Management students are highly encouraged to participate in internships — some of which even count for credit. These experiences can help you get your foot in the door at places where you might be interested in working. 

Connection to local employers. Annual on-campus Career Conferences and a Client Communication and Management Career Fair bring potential employers right to you. These events are excellent opportunities to network and submit your resume for current and future job openings. 

Expert faculty and individualized learning. Our knowledgeable and supportive faculty prepare graduates to be effective managers. They know exactly what employers and organizations are looking for and how you can best set yourself up for success. Small class sizes allow you to form meaningful relationships and gain an even more personalized education.

What can I do with a management degree from UWEC?

Because of the broad-based nature of the management bachelor's degree, you'll learn an array of techniques and best-practices that can be used in a wide variety of career paths.

Where are management degree alumni now?

Management careers

Getting involved in student organizations on campus, networking with my peers and superiors, attending all Career Conferences and having an internship all lead to my success.

Abby Kielman Management

Management bachelor’s degree program curriculum

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 management and business. A required professional development program will also cover topics in career planning, professional image, interviewing, etiquette and networking. 

What classes do management majors take?

Your classes may cover topics like: 

Learn more about the comprehensive management major in the UWEC course catalog.

Learn more about the management minor in the UWEC course catalog.

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Department information

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