Office of Undergraduate Programs, 215 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-2361.
Natarajan Balasubramanian, Pamela Brandes, Donald Cardarelli, Ravi Dharwadkar, Dennis J. Gillen, Lisa Knych, Catherine Maritan, Kira Reed, Dan Rice, Lynne Vincent
The major in management prepares students for professional positions that involve both macro and micro organizational processes and systems in corporations and their environments. Many Whitman students desire to join management training programs at multi-national corporations or the professional consulting firms that serve these global corporations; and others will go on to law school or another professional school. The major in management will give students the content and the context to develop the skills and perspectives to become managers and leaders in their chosen organizations and professions. Students are often attracted to the major because of its focus on the specific theory and practice of managing people and organizations.
The management major serves as a logical complement to other technical majors at Whitman and across campus. The knowledge and practices developed in the required courses allow graduates to analyze and use all the organizational processes and resources necessary to manage their positions and other employees. The diverse but focused interests of the department faculty provide the multiple foundations needed to develop the integrated sets of skills and perspectives to manage in today’s corporations and their complex environments.