Management Major Overview
Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management in a global economy comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization, all the while keeping other cultures and norms into account. Management operates through various functions, often classified as planning, organizing, staffing, leading/directing, and controlling/monitoring and motivation. A formal, accredited international business degree prepares students to compete in the growing global market. The survival of American companies is dependent on the ability to expand into new markets, and to do this they must be open to change and to learning the needs and wants of their international customers. Companies are looking for professionals who understand the importance of global reach.
The Management major focuses on the areas of negotiations, cross-cultural management, international trade, and other important issues occurring in the global environment. With an industry-centered focus, our management curriculum is constantly updated to help prepare future leaders.
Management careers are found in a variety of industries, as good management is essential to all businesses. The work of a business manager involves planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of a company. Often individuals are trained or specialize in a functional area such as accounting, marketing, finance, or human resources. Managers oversee the work of others by building cooperation and performance among workers.
Managers must play a variety of roles, and have a solid understanding of what makes a good leader and decision maker. They must have strong interpersonal skills, as their positions typically involve coordination and interaction with employees. They also handle, share, and analyze information, and make important decisions.
Students are taught not only how to be effective managers, but also how to be effective leaders. Management graduates are working as advertising account executives, hotel managers, insurance brokers, entrepreneurs, market research analysts and more.
Rutgers Business School students graduate with a strong business foundation and are well prepared to enter the job market.
- Advertising Account Executive
- Branch Manager
- Credit Manager/Loan Officer
- Insurance Agent/Broker
- Inventory Control Specialist
- Market Research Analyst
- Property Manager
- Purchasing Agent
According to the 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, bachelor’s degree candidates in management received offers averaging $45,000 to $55,000.
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
This major is managed by the Department of Management & Global Business (MGB).