The management degree
provides students with the knowledge and specific skills required to develop and lead a global workforce. A business administration minor
is available for students not pursuing a major in the College of Business.
Management is more than planning, organizing and controlling resources; it is the direction of human effort in all facets of business, industry and government. Students in the program consult with local businesses and non-profit organizations as part of a semester-long project. In addition to helping organizations solve real-life problems, students gain vital skills on how to assess organizations' operations and competitive environments.
In addition to general business concepts, the program provides an additional focus on global organizational behavior, international business and human resource management. Electives may be chosen from accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, international business, information technology management and marketing.
Management majors have held internships at Bank of America, Raymond James Financial, Walt Disney World, and the Port of Tampa, to name a few.
Alumni from the program are employed in management, consulting, and human resource staff positions by Citigroup, Jabil Circuit, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tech Data, TECO Energy, and Verizon, among others. Furthermore, graduates of management often enroll in prestigious graduate and law schools.
Topics of Study
- models for effective leadership and management
- strategic and operational planning, including the development of organizations' vision and mission statements
- assessing how corporate cultures and organizational structures support or impede attaining the organization's vision and mission
- how to identify, prioritize and address business opportunities and problems
- leading and managing the organizational changes necessary to achieve the organization's vision and mission
- defining the roles for ethics and social responsibility within the context of the current business environments
Management students are encouraged to join UT's chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, the international business administration fraternity that sponsors programs in professional and community development. The local chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Society for International Business are open to management students, as are eight other campus professional business organizations. Qualifying students are also invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society for AACSB accredited schools.