What is Management?
Managers formulate the policies and direct operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. Nearly every organization worldwide employs managers. A degree in management prepares you to lead and communicate with people in a professional role. Jobs are available in almost every industry worldwide for managers with strong leadership qualities.
Through classes taught by experienced faculty and a hands-on approach to management education, the Division of Management & International Business in the Michael F. Price College of Business gives Management students an invaluable set of tools to start their business careers. Students take required courses in human resources plus production and operations management. They then choose four electives from a long list of courses including legal issues for managers, organizational behavior, leadership, supervision skills and negotiations. One of these courses must have primarily international content (e.g. international human resources, international business or cross cultural management.) Doing so helps the Management student compete more effectively in the global economy.
So, what's my degree?
A Management student graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Advanced degrees include Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy. Students can also minor in Management.
Do my interests fit?
Management students typically have interests in:
How can an OU Management degree help me?
The Management degree is the most flexible degree in Price College. This major prepares students to work in an extremely wide range of firms including for-profit, non-profit and governmental organizations. It is also an excellent preparation for a graduate professional curriculum such as Law or Health Care as all of these fields require the practitioner to run an office or organization.
What courses will I take?
Students take required courses in human resources plus production and operations management. They then choose four electives from a long list of courses including legal issues for managers, organizational behavior, leadership, supervision skills and negotiations. One of these courses must have primarily international content (e.g. international human resources, international business or cross-cultural management.) Doing so helps the Management student compete more effectively in the global economy.
How can I get involved?
Depending on a student’s interests, there are specialty management-related clubs such as American Production and Inventory Control Society student chapter, Sports Management Club and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Student Chapter. Students also can participate in Price College-wide clubs such as Delta Sigma Pi and the Student Business Association.
Wait, I can have a minor?
Yes. The minor requires courses in human resources plus production and operations management and two additional elective courses.
How can I study abroad?
Visit the Steve Dolman Family Study Abroad Office webpage to learn more about the many courses and locations available to business students.
What makes our Management program unique?
The Division of Management has an award-winning faculty who have published nationally in leading academic and business journals. Both full-time and part time, professional faculty members have the practical work experience to give students a perspective of what business practices are like in the field. A variety of internship opportunities in local firms exist as well that may be eligible for course credit.
What kind of career can I pursue?
- Manufacturing companies
- Advertising firms
- Retail corporations
- Consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Colleges and universities
How much will I make?
Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree.
What have our OU graduates done with their Management degrees?
- Manager, Atlantic Aviation
- Operations Manager, Mi-Sher
- Fleet Specialists
- Leadership Consultant, Beta Theta Pi
- Management Trainee, Dillard’s
- Senior Sales Representative, IBC Bank
- Operating Owner, The Woods LLC
- Credit Manager, Wells Fargo Financial
- Transportation Manager, BNSF
- District Manager, Aldi Inc
- VP of Technology Development, Fusion Recruits
The Michael F. Price College of Business has been accredited since 1926 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Price College is ranked in the top 12 percent of AACSB International’s accredited undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Michael F. Price College of Business
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