2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog


S. Hji-Avgoustis, Chairperson


Modern organizations need competent managers who can address emerging issues in a global economy. Dealing with global competition, ethical issues, and diverse work groups is increasingly important in the managerial decision process.

Entrepreneurial management majors learn to prepare for the challenges involved in new venture creation and small business management. The program is designed to help students understand risk and develop an entrepreneurial perspective by overcoming challenges and achieving success.

Human resources management majors learn the theory and practice behind analyzing and solving the problems of hiring, training, evaluating, leading, and motivating people. The major emphasizes practical education, internship and immersive learning.

Hospitality and Food management majors are prepared for management positions in the hospitality industry with a focus on (1) convention and event planning, (2) food and beverage management, and (3) hotel operation. The program offers students a blend of theory relating to management and customer services and practical experiences in the field through internships.

Residential Property management majors prepare for the challenges involved in the oversight of a variety of property types by understanding the needs and requirements of the users, the investors, and the governing agencies. As students prepare for onsite and corporate-level positions, their learning is enhanced through internships, immersive learning experiences, and mentorship by an advisory board of real estate industry leaders.

Business Administration majors can potentially launch a career in any industry, from retail to manufacturing, construction to consulting.

The department also offers minors in entrepreneurial management, food management, foundations of management, hospitality management, organizational communication, and residential property management.