Major in Management

Use business principles to solve complex issues—in the corporate, government, or nonprofit world

With a major in Management, you’ll graduate with leadership skills that you can take with you inside corporate board rooms, to committee meetings with elected officials, or to budget hearings on behalf of a government agency.

You’ll study many of the same topics as in a business management major but with a special focus on the public and nonprofit arenas. You'll also have opportunities to explore global issues in management by studying abroad in France or Bavaria.

Our recent graduates have landed management positions including:

  • Area Operations Manager,, Inc.
  • Sales Associate, Fidelity Investments
  • Business Development Consultant, Oracle Corporation

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AUDIO, SPEAKER 1: I chose the O'Neill School because of my major. I want to study management to start my own business someday.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 2: I'm looking at potentially a career in the nonprofit sector. A large foundation for a university or for a hospital. I'm a double major with Management and then Nonprofit Management.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 1: O'Neill is special because it's a very diverse environment. It's a very great place to learn a whole variety of topics.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 2: I think the Management major is best described as how to lead people and how to inspire organizations to continue to do better and to continue to serve your community.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 1: Management in O'Neill gets the people out of the problem, like it deals with the relationships and the people in the business.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 2: After getting involved with organizations on campus- you know, I'm a big member in the Indiana University Dance Marathon. That led me to the Nonprofit major. I think the O'Neill Nonprofit major takes a look at the fundamentals of nonprofits and how to, you know, better fundraise, how to better, you know, inspire communities, and then also analyzes issues that they're going to be facing in years to come.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 1: O'Neill had so much variety when it comes to like courses and different majors. I think it was the best choice.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 2: To me, leading for the greater good is making sacrifices for the betterment of a team, a community, of an organization.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 1: I think it means to make a bigger impact outside your success. It's about making a positive impact in the world.

AUDIO, SPEAKER 2: And inspiring the next generation to continue to do better.

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“One benefit of a management major is the variety of job opportunities it can lead to. Management skills are needed in industries in all three sectors—private, public, nonprofit—including advertising, healthcare, insurance, hospitality, human resources and manufacturing.”

—Cheryl Hughes, Senior Lecturer

Program learning goals

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1.1 Explain current theories and models, and techniques and practices of management

1.2 Apply management theories and practices in case studies or similar ways

1.3 Explain and apply human resources management theories and principles

1.4 Explain the legal and ethical environment impacting organizations and exhibit an understanding and appreciation of the ethical implications of decisions

1.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of globalization and diversity in modern organizations

1.6 Communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing

2.1 Lead by using team building skills and facilitating collaboratives behaviors in the accomplishment of group goals and objectives

2.2 Work effectively, respectfully, ethically, and professionally with people with different organizational roles

2.3 Work effectively, respectfully, ethically, and professionally with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender and other backgrounds

3.1 Analyze management scenarios and construct and select viable solutions to solve organizational problems using data

3.2 Analyze the information content of organizational processes and use information technology to make decision

3.3 Apply analytical tools such as management science, statistical modeling, or performance management

4.1 Read, interpret, and create financial statements, budgets, and accounting reports

4.2 Analyze budgeting and financial information to make management decisions