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According to Rakesh Khurana of the Harvard Business School, management is one of the most powerful but invisible of American institutions. If you ask them, senior executives in accounting firms, banks, manufacturing organizations, consulting firms, retail organizations will tell you management is the key challenge they face on a day-to-day basis. Our management major will be your first step in a career that will make you think strategically, honing your natural leadership skills with respect to managing people, learning to analyze firm strategies and industry dynamics, and understanding the evolving global environment in order to solve multi-faceted business challenges. 

Choices in Courses and Careers
Our management curriculum combines courses in managing human capital, firm strategies and industry analysis, and legal, ethical and global domains, helping students neatly complement their functional training in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, retail management and supply chain management. In the short-term, our management courses prepare students to outperform competitors in interviews leading to entry level jobs where employers seek well-rounded students who have functional, as well as managerial skills. In the long-term, we prepare students for lasting career success in professional positions, enabling their smooth transitions from functional positions to executive and leadership positions. The management preparation received at Whitman is also advantageous for those students who join leadership development or management-training programs at multinational corporations, investment banks, accounting and consulting firms that serve global organizations.

Clubs and Connections
Whitman’s many clubs, such as Delta Sigma Pi and SU ENACTUS, expand the students’ base of knowledge and introduce them to additional resources through programming and events. A myriad of networking and learning opportunities, such as speakers and panel discussions, are valuable both in preparing you for the responsibilities of a career in management and in making career connections.

Real-World Readiness
The Whitman management program offers many avenues for you to test your knowledge and skills in real-life situations such as industry internships, industry speakers and career exploration trips. The experiences in and out of the classroom will prove significantly advantageous in your search for employment and will equip you to positively impact the bottom line of any company.

Here is a sampling of the kinds of internships and jobs our management majors have had:

Pfizer – Business Analyst Intern
Synchrony – Enterprise Operations Intern
Disney College Program – Intern

Synchrony – Business Leadership Program
Bloomberg – Financial Products Analytics
Condé Nast – Sales Planner