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.
Academic advising is strength of the college. A professional advisor in the College of Business and Economics advises freshman and sophomore students. After students have selected a field of emphasis and are formally admitted to the college, they are assigned a faculty advisor in that area.
Our student organizations, the Business Association, the Finance Club and the Society for Human Resource Management, are active and generate student/faculty professional and social interaction.
The UW-River Falls Business Association, Society for Human resources management, Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary are some of the clubs and students organizations on campus associated with this major.
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.
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