Management is a broad field that focuses on the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of an organization's resources where the ultimate objective is to ensure that the organization achieves and sustains a competitive advantage. The Management Major can be earned through three different tracks of study with distinct career outcomes. The Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (LOE) track prepare students to create value within existing organizations by managing business opportunities that foster new revenue growth. Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness career outcomes include corporate management trainee programs, project-based work, consulting, and general management. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) track give students the content and skills for creating and managing new, early-stage, and high-growth organizations. This track prepares students for opportunities in start-ups and growth businesses, and family-owned firms – including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The Workforce Analytics (WA) track combines data analytics and evidence-based practice to help managers effectively leverage the workforce. Career options in this track include business analyst, workforce analyst, workforce consultant, survey analyst, and assessment analyst. A common thread throughout the Management Major is the development of important professional skills including data-driven decision making, problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership, and communication. All students in each track are strongly encouraged to complete an internship.
What is Management?
Managers motivate and coordinate people in order to achieve organizational goals. Management involves the critical functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Professional managers think strategically and work with others to lead organizations or departments to successful outcomes.
High School Preparation
High school students should follow a college preparatory curriculum and take their high school’s recommended courses in Math, English, and Foreign Language. Appropriate electives include any business courses, as well as courses in computer software applications and written and oral communication. The Haslam College of Business further encourages all high school students to 1) explore international business issues and opportunities, 2) participate in student organizations and clubs, and 3) volunteer in their community.
How do I Major in Management?
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have multiple options in pursuing the study of management as their undergraduate major.
Management Major, BS in Business Administration – Collateral Option
Management Major, BS in Business Administration – Integrated Business and Engineering Program
Management Major, BS in Business Administration – International Business Concentration