Specialized skills and concepts are needed to manage people and an organization. The management major in Whitman combines courses in personnel and organizational behavior along with strategic management and legal courses that prepare students to guide organizations and the people within them. The knowledge and practices developed in the courses allow Whitman graduates to analyze and use all the organizational processes and resources necessary to manage their positions and other employees.

The major in management prepares students for management and professional positions that involve both macro- and micro-organizational processes and systems in corporations and their environments. Many Whitman students desire to join management training programs at multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, or the professional consulting firms that serve these global corporations.