Great managers have never mattered more.

In a fast-paced, global and complex world, businesses need excellent managers to keep them productive and competitive.

The management major combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a hands-on professional education that prepares you to think critically, creatively and collaboratively when solutions are needed for challenging problems in business.

If you enjoy taking a leadership role and working with diverse groups of people to help them accomplish goals and improve organizational effectiveness, then management is the major for you.

Program Highlights

Study Tailored to Your Interests

Our faculty work hard to help you understand what it takes to be an effective manager. You learn how to be successful when negotiating and resolving conflict with others. In addition, the major gives you flexibility because you can focus on the area of management that’s most relevant to your career goals. You can choose between Business Leadership and Human Resources.

  • The Business Leadership track includes courses that focus on leading change in businesses and understanding different approaches to leadership and team dynamics.
  • The Human Resources (HR) track includes courses that provide a broad understanding of the functions of HR (such as recruitment, selection and training) as well as how to prepare HR management for the future of business.

You’ll also choose elective courses from a number of options including:

  • International Business Management
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Selected topics in Management
  • Consulting and Project Management
  • Small Business Management

Honors in Management

The honors program 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.

Program Requirements

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year
First Semester
ECON 101 – Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I
History & cultural change breadth course
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
 
Second Semester
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
PSYC 100 – General Psychology
Natural sciences & technology breadth course with lab (4 credits)
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I (Financial)
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
MISY 160 – Business Computing
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change or foreign language course
Sociology course
 
Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II (Managerial)
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
COMM 212 Oral Communications In Business or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations & Problem Solving
Human Resources Track: Junior & Senior Year
Fall Semester, junior year
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Service & Operations Management
BUAD 423 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change breadth or foreign language course
 
Spring Semester, junior year
ACCT 352 – Law & Social Issues in Business
BUAD 421 – Human Resources Management
Management elective from BUAD 386, 424, 429 or 444
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Free elective
 
Fall Semester, senior year
Management elective from BUAD 386, 422, 426, 429 or 444
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Professional elective
International course requirement
Free elective
 
Spring Semester, senior year
Management elective from BUAD 386, 424, 429, 430 or 444
BUAD 431 – Emerging Topics in Human Resources
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Free elective
Free elective
Business Leadership Track: Junior & Senior Year
Fall Semester, junior year
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Service & Operations Management
BUAD 423 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change or foreign language course
 
Spring Semester, junior year
ACCT 352 – Law & Social Issues in Business
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Management elective from BUAD 386, 421, 424, 429 or 444
Free elective
Free elective
 
Fall Semester, senior year
Management elective from BUAD 386, 421, 424, 429 or 444
BUAD 422 – Leading Businesses Through Change
International course requirement
BUAD 426 – Leadership & Teams
Free elective
 
Spring Semester, senior year
Management elective from BUAD 386, 421, 424, 429, 430, 431 or 444
Professional elective
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Free elective

Career Opportunities

After graduating in 2019, 98% of Lerner’s management graduates were employed (earning a median starting salary of $48,000) or pursuing further education. For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.

Top Employers

Some of the top employers of Lerner’s management graduates include:

  • Bank of America
  • Capitol One
  • Deloitte
  • Hello Fresh
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase

Top Jobs

Job titles of recent graduates with a management degree include:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Owner
  • Client Service Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Technical Recruiter

Visit the Career Outcomes of Lerner management students to see more top employers, job titles, salaries and locations.

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Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid