Department of Management

Welcome to the
Department of Management

Management is the applied discipline that concerns how to get things done with and through people. A typical breakdown of management functions would be:  planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.  In various management courses, students learn how to perform each of these functions.  In addition, managers serve in informational, decisional, and interpersonal roles.  In their informational roles, managers tell employees about what needs to be done to advance the business.  Much of this role is done over the telephone and face to face.  Then managers are called upon to make decisions about scarce resources.  This involves how to allocate resources to accomplish the business’s objectives.

Often, business decisions must be made without complete information or in situations where there is a great deal of uncertainty as what will happen as a result of the decision.  Last, the manager speaks for his/her department or unit.  This may include communicating to top management or perhaps communicating to newspapers or television.  As is clear from the description above, management is a demanding career, but it is also very rewarding for those who are good at it.  For students who want a major that is focused on skills and knowledge that are real world and lead to a real job, the Management Department has offerings for you; we give students the tools they will need to enter into and succeed in this fascinating and challenging career.

The Department of Management
at the Bryan School offers the following programs:

BS in Business Administration
BS in International Business
Disciplinary Honors in Management
Business Minor (Non-degree)