Management is a wide field of study and practice. As such a variety of professional opportunities abound for management graduates. People with management expertise are in demand in nearly every type of organization from business firms to non-profit and public agencies. At UW-River Falls, students can specialize in general management, international business, human resources management or operations management. They can find employment in organizations from small local companies to large multinational corporations. The management program will help students develop skills in conflict management, motivation of self and others, teamwork and decision-making.
There is a wide variety of specializations within management. Graduates may find employment within the fields of international business, human resources management, operations management, operations, research, retail management or wholesale management.
Students within the marketing option take the courses comprising the business administration major such as accounting, economics, statistics, organizational management, finance, operations and strategic management. Beyond this they take courses in human resources management, ethical leadership and international business. Students may also choose elective courses such as small business management, decision making, operations research, business process management, managing workplace diversity or an internship in management.
Business Administration introduces students to all aspects of business. A variety of professional opportunities abound for business administration graduates. Business expertise is in demand in every type of organization, from small local companies to large multinational corporations to not-for-profits. Moreover, there are opportunities in all parts of the world if one is seeking international business experience.
The department offers a wide variety of management internships and encourages students to engage in at least one. Management students can use study abroad opportunities to perform undergraduate research on management topics.