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Management & Economics
The management major reflects the reality of management today - a field of study and action that is fundamentally multidisciplinary, drawing theories and models from disciplines such as economics, mathematics, sociology, political science, and psychology. Built on a broad conceptual background, the discipline of management focuses on the processes by which an organization's resources are allocated and coordinated, for the purpose of achieving goals. Dedicated to creating value for the organization, the effective manager will have technical, as well as communication skills an the ability to make ethical decions in the face of uncertainty and difficult problems.
The management major provides graduates with a general understanding of business principles supported by a strong background in the liberal arts. Management students learn concepts and theories, as well as skills and tools necessary to manage responsibly in a complex society. The comprehensive liberal arts foundation teaches students to think critically, be problem solvers, and communicate well. In their management courses, students develop further competencies in writing, quantitative analysis, ethics and social responsibility, leadership and teamwork, international/multicultural issues and technology.
This integrated management degree prepares students to participate effectively and ethically in the constantly changing business world. Graduates will be strong management generalists prepared for a wide range of careers in business or not-for-profit organizations.
Strategic Management focuses on developing and implementing strategies that reflect the interests and concerns of a range of stakeholders. Students use tools and knowledge from other courses to assess company performance, identify problems and possibilities, and develop strategies and action plans, taking into consideration issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and social responsibility.
In their management internship, students apply theoretical knowledge to a practical setting. The course provides them with the opportunity to gain experience in their chosen career and to make a contribution to the organization in which they complete their internship. In addition to working at their internship site, students attend seminar sessions that deal with theoretical, practical, and ethical aspects of work.