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Great managers have never mattered more.

In a fast-paced, global and complex world, organizations need leaders to keep them productive and competitive. The management major will help you become one of these leaders who works with others to effectively create and implement ideas.

Our combination of a strong liberal arts foundation and a highly relevant professional education prepares you to dig deeply, critically and analytically when confronted by a world of business problems and opportunities.

If you enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people, taking a leadership role, coordinating with others to identify and accomplish common goals or solving challenging organizational problems, then management is the major for you.

Program Highlights

Required core management courses address the micro issues of organizational behavior, negotiation, conflict resolution and human resources, balanced with the macro issues of organizational design and strategy.

In addition to these management basics, management majors tailor their management focus by choosing three major course electives from among a number of options including:

  • International Business Management
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Leadership and Teams
  • IT Applications in Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Selected Topics in Management

Program Requirements

Suggested course sequence:

Freshman Year
First Semester
ECON 101 – Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I
History and Cultural Change breadth course
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology breadth course

Second Semester
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
Creative Arts and Humanities breadth course
PSYC 100 – General Psychology
Natural Sciences and Technology breadth course with lab (4 credits)
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I (Financial)
MATH 201 – Statistics I
MISY 160 – Business Computing
Creative Arts and Humanities breadth course, History and Cultural Change breadth course or foreign language
Sociology course

Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II (Managerial)
MATH 202 – Statistics II
MISY 261 – Business Info Systems
Creative Arts and Humanities breadth course, History and Cultural Change breadth course or foreign language
COMM 212 Oral Communications In Business or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations and Problem Solving

Junior Year
Fall semester
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Service & Operations Management
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
Free elective

Spring semester
ACCT 352 – Business Law & Social Issues
BUAD 421 – Human Resources Management
International course requirement
Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth course
Free elective
Senior Year
Fall Semester
Management major course
BUAD 422 – Designing Effective Organizations
ACCT, BUAD, ENTR, MISY, or FINC elective
BUAD 423 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Free elective

Spring semester
Management major course
Management major course
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth course
Free elective

Career Opportunities

The bachelor of science in management prepares students for careers in business and industry, in public or private corporations, as well as in government and non-profit organizations.

The Lerner College’s Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services Office, your Department of Business Administration advisor, and the University of Delaware Career Services Center all work with you to build your portfolio of internships, study abroad and other experiences.

Top companies recruit heavily from the University of Delaware, coming from throughout the North East region and beyond to recruit our graduates. Students enter organizations with job titles that include project manager, account manager, human resource analysis consultant and management consultant. Management majors join all types of organizations, large and small, domestic and international.

Honors in Management
The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.

The honors degree requires:

  1. All requirements for the B.S. in management
  2. All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree

The Honors credits in the major must include at least six credits of BUAD and/or FINC courses. They may include required courses from other Lerner departments.

Admissions Information

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