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.
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:
- All requirements for the B.S. in management
- 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.
Suggested Course Sequence
Human Resources Track: Junior & Senior Year
Business Leadership Track: Junior & Senior Year
Within 6 months of graduating, for the class of 2022, 95% of Lerner’s management graduates are employed (earning a mean starting salary of $57,135) or pursuing further education. For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.
Some of the top employers of Lerner’s management graduates include:
- Bank of America
- Capital One
- JPMorgan Chase
Job titles of recent graduates with a management degree include:
- Account Executive
- Business Owner
- Client Service Business Analyst
- 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.
- Lerner Professor Researches How Streaks Motivate Us - Building up a streak can be a powerful motivator, and nobody knows this better than app developers. UD researcher Jackie Silverman explores this phenomenon in recently published research.
- Lerner Student Reaghan Vasilenko Earns UD’s Seitz Award - Vasilenko receives the award which recognizes a UD first-year or sophomore student in good academic and disciplinary standing who exemplifies the “We Are Blue Hen” values of respect, openness, innovation, engagement and mentorship.
- What I Love About My Major: Management - In this video, Lerner management majors Matthew Guckenberger, Michael Tucker and Regan Riley talk about their favorite classes, their future career goals and more.
- Lifelong Lerner: Alayna Hernandez - A native of Hockessin, Delaware, Alayna Hernandez is graduating from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics as an honors management and marketing double major with a minor in psychology.
- Lerner Alum Smith Goodrich Recognized By Honors College - UD Honors and Lerner alumna Courtney Smith Goodrich has a set of ground rules for how she carries herself in her professional and personal life. They have guided her for almost 30 years in corporate America.
Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.