Management (B.S.)

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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. Plus, with the option to specialize in human resources, you can tailor your studies to align with your career aspirations.

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.

What I Love About my Major

In this video, UD Lerner College students majoring in management discuss why they chose their major – why it is unique and opportunities they’ve had that will prepare them for their careers

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Program Highlights

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

Students opt for either the general management degree or the human resource management concentration.

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 – First-Year Writing
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
PSYC 100 – General Psychology
Natural sciences & technology breadth course with lab

Sophomore Year
First Semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
MISY 160 – Business Computing
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change or foreign language course
SOCI course from social and behavioral sciences

Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
COMM 212 Public Speaking & Professional Presentation or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations and Professional Development

Human Resources Concentration: Junior & Senior Year
Fall Semester, junior year
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Service & Operations Management
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
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
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Free elective

Fall Semester, senior year
Management elective
BUAD 422 – Leading Businesses Through Change
Free elective
International course requirement
Free elective

Spring Semester, senior year
Management elective
BUAD 431 – Emerging Topics in Human Resources
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
BUAD 429 – Special Topics in Management
Free elective

General Management: 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
Professional elective
Free elective

Spring Semester, senior year
Management elective from BUAD 386, 421, 424, 429, 430, 431 or 444
BUAD 426 – Leadership & Teams
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Free elective

Career Opportunities

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.

Top Employers

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

  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • Deloitte
  • Citi
  • NBCUniversal
  • 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.

News

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  • 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.

Admissions Information

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