Management

Management Concentration

Equipping Students With the Tools to Lead

A management concentration prepares you to work with people in a variety of contexts. While other business disciplines focus on tasks for business, management focuses on how to motivate others to accomplish these tasks efficiently and effectively with high quality results. You will learn how to manage projects, work with teams, implement changes, and be an effective leader.

Why Management

In organizations today, managers provide the leadership, guidance, and motivation to achieve success. Coursework in Management enables you to develop the analytical skills necessary for effective decision-making and business policy development. In this program, you will develop your leadership abilities through a deeper understanding of social, cultural, economic, and regulatory environments as they pertain to business management.

The tools used by managers include:

  • Strategic decision-making
  • Staffing
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational change management

Coursework is offered in these areas and will prepare you for a successful career in management.

A graduate with a concentration in management may work in a variety of positions. Here are just some of the opportunities:

  • Management Consulting
  • Retail Management
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management

This is not an exhaustive list but gives an idea of just some of the opportunities for someone with a management education.

Overview

By meeting with your faculty advisor and creating a plan of study this will allow you to finish your degree in a more timely manner. For help with planning your courses, please see your faculty advisor.

The EIGHT foundation courses need to be completed and the college gpa guidelines need to be met to become a full major.

For a complete list of classes within the management concentration, download the PDF icon  PLANNING SHEET-MGMT


Management Concentration degree planner

Applying for Graduation:

When you get close to graduation, you will need to submit the PDF icon Major Evaluation Request form-MGMT to the Management Department Manager, at cristina.nelson@wwu.edu.

There is no need to first consult with your faculty advisor before you submit the Major Evaluation Request form to the department to complete your Major Evaluation for graduation.  The Department of Management, not your faculty advisor, approves your Major Evaluation needed to graduate.  Faculty advisors are available if needed to assist with planning your remaining quarters.

After the department reviews and completes your Major Evaluation it will be emailed to you to turn in electronically with your Degree Application that can be found on the Registrar's website. Please keep in mind during busy times it may take up to 10 working days for Major Evaluations to be completed.  

You then submit it, and the required ‘Degree Application Form’ to the Registrar's office and they will bill your student account for the required application fee.