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From the sciences to the arts, management is an indispensable skill. Professional managers oversee complex processes and teams of people in many different fields, making a Management minor highly valuable, no matter your major. With expert faculty who provide mentorship and customization within the McDaniel Commitment, you can discover how McDaniel College’s Management minor will enhance your individual major and career plan.

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Why McDaniel for your degree in Management?

McDaniel College’s Management minor integrates courses in business, communication and writing, economics, and more to teach strategies for management in all career paths. From macro to micro, managers think about every detail to keep their teams and systems functioning.

The study of management focuses on four essential functions of planning, organizing, controlling, and leading in organizations, which is why it complements a wide variety of other academic disciplines including psychology, theatre arts, health sciences, criminal justice, and more.

If you're thinking of going into large-scale supply chain work, founding a small business, becoming a director or producer, or working as a chief operating officer, knowledge of management techniques will support you for years in the future.

Pathways to Success: A Career in Management.

Students with a minor in management can explore a wide range of career opportunities and graduate school options that capitalize on their foundational knowledge in management principles. These options encompass various management-related roles across industries, such as project management, human resources, operations management, and business analysis, which often offer competitive salaries and growth potential.

Additionally, for those looking to further their education, pursuing a graduate degree in business administration (MBA), management, organizational leadership, or a related field can enhance their skills and open doors to more advanced and specialized positions in the corporate world, academia, or entrepreneurship.

Management Occupations Median Annual Wage

Management occupations have the highest annual wage among all the major occupational groups tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021).

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Special Opportunities: Graduate School Partnerships

If you are looking to pursue an advanced degree, McDaniel offers partnerships with some of the top MBA programs in the country. With preferred admission and accelerated degree programs, you will be well on your way to a promising career in Management. 

McDaniel undergraduate students who decide to pursue these new degree options would apply in their junior year and would complete two graduate courses during their senior year.

Graduate School Partnership Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 Program Provides Option to earn Joint Degree

Through a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, McDaniel students have the opportunity to earn a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree from both institutions.

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Graduate School Partnership Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Preferred Admission to Four Master’s Degree Programs

McDaniel College and Duquesne University have formed a new partnership that gives McDaniel undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration department, as well as eligible alumni, preferred admission to four master’s degree programs at Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

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Career Services: Preparing for 21st Century Careers

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PUT YOUR IDEAS TO THE TEST Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge, part of the Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, invites students from any major to develop and pitch business plans for an innovative solution to a real world problem. On the evening of the competition, pitches are judged by a panel of real-life entrepreneurs and students get the chance to win start-up cash for their business ideas.

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Become Successful Interviewing Day Jobs, internships and career contacts

Interviewing Day is a chance to get valuable face-time with regional employers. Many are even McDaniel alumni who landed their current jobs at Interviewing Day when they were students on the Hill. If that's not enough, faculty and staff will help you prep your resume, cover letter, and techniques to navigate networking and interviewing.

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120+ EMPLOYERS TO CAMPUS EACH YEAR Career Services Meet Representatives From Every Industry

The Center for Experience and Opportunity encourages students to maximize their potential by taking advantage of the many resources we have available. With career coaching, alumni mentorships, and networking directly with a wide range of employers at on-campus job fairs, information sessions, and internship fairs, we are dedicated to helping students realize how they can turn their passion into a profession.

Distinctive Courses

KIN 2265 - Leadership & Professional Growth

The focus of this course is to foster the understanding and practical application of leadership. This will be accomplished through the use of affective and cognitive approaches. With the premise that the greatest leadership comes from “knowing thyself”, there is a strong emphasis on personal growth as it relates to core concepts of leadership.

BUA 2214 - Principles of Management

An introduction to the management function, focusing on the theory and fundamental concepts of management including planning, organization, leadership, and control. The class reviews the evolution of management thought, function, and practice and stresses current approaches and emerging concepts. Several case studies and a research project supplement the required text and lecture contents.

COM 3150 - Organizational Communication

An examination of the communicative practices employed by organizations in their internal and external activities. Topics include: historical and current approaches to the study of organization communication; the development and application of theory to organizational communication problems; research methods used to evaluate organizations and their communicative practices.

Management Program Requirements

The McDaniel Commitment in Action

The McDaniel Commitment — a series of opportunities guaranteed to all students — provides enhanced mentoring and coaching, and ensures every undergraduate student completes at least two meaningful experiential learning opportunities.

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Lori Hockley Meet the Faculty

Lori Hockley is a lecturer in Business Administration who teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and management. She holds a Doctor of Management from University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University College); and a Master of Business Administration and bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's College. As coordinator of Business major internships, she's your go-to contact for off-campus professional experiences.