People with business knowledge and experience are the mainstays of organizations. They help assure that clients get the products and services they seek and that the organization makes enough profit to stay in existence. One of the exciting aspects of a business career is constant change in the marketplace. A major in Business Administration, Finance, Management, or Marketing will help prepare you for this exciting world.

Business administration-management graduates work in general management, human resources, and training and development.


The mission of the Management Program is to develop and enhance students' ability to effectively engage in interpersonal, leadership, process and decision making activities in diverse organizations.

Learning Outcomes

A management graduate will be able to

  • Manage conflict using knowledge and skills that will allow them to identify conflict situations and implement a situation appropriate resolution at the interpersonal and organizational level.
  • Motivate themselves and others using knowledge and skills that will allow them to recognize personal and situational factors that motivate people and use their understanding of the dynamics of those factors to motivate people to achieve personal and organizational goals.
  • Influence using knowledge and skills that will allow them to apply influence in team and managerial situation, and use tools and techniques that enable effective influence.
  • Make decisions using knowledge and skills that will allow them to articulate the difference between problem solving and decision making, define needs and opportunities, demonstrate the ability to get to the root causes and develop the appropriate responses to needs and opportunities, include ethical consideration and creativity in decision making, identify and use relevant data to solve management and organization problems and effective implement decisions.

Career Opportunities

Management graduates may pursue the following careers:

  • Office systems manager
  • Business manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Executive director
  • Quality control manager
  • Department manager
  • Operations manager

Business Administration faculty members have graduate degrees and experience in the business world. They are active in research in human resources, product pricing models, securities valuation and international competition. Faculty advise students in the selection of appropriate courses, career considerations, finding an internship, learning about overseas study programs and conducting independent research projects.

Darryl Miller, Management and Marketing Chair

Charles Corcoran, Finance Chair

Management Faculty

Marketing Faculty

Finance Faculty

College of Business and Economics Faculty & Staff

Contact Us

College of Business and Economics
715-425-0707 (fax)
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
124 South Hall
410 S. Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022-5001
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