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About the Major
Management majors choose a concentration in general management, human resources management or entrepreneurship. They study leadership, consulting, negotiation, organizational behavior, and training and development. They learn how to be decision-makers and problem-solvers.
Jobs in Management
- Store manager
- Human resources officer
- Business analyst
- Operations or production manager
- Business owner or entrepreneur
Management Involves Leading People, and Much More
Working at a Target store in St. Louis during high school, Maddie Mitchell admired the human resources officer. “Whenever we had an issue, we went to her, and she helped us figure it out. She was just there for everybody.”
So as Mitchell looked for a university in a warm locale, majoring in management with a concentration in human resources at the Mitchell College of Business seemed perfect. Earning a Mitchell Scholarship sealed the deal.
Human resources appealed to her as “a good mix of numbers and people.” She soon realized the complexity of that mix. “In management, you aren’t just learning about people and managing them, but you also do delve into the numbers side or the marketing. I learned the importance of having something that you’re strong in besides just managing people.”
“I learned the importance of having something that you’re strong in besides just managing people.”
Mitchell loved her professors’ real-world knowledge. “Some of them still do consulting in their industries. Just hearing stories about what they do and their experience always got me more excited about what I’m planning on doing.”
Between classes, she put her studies into practice at a local restaurant, where her part-time job included training new hires. “I learned good ways to go about teaching and giving feedback and coaching people.” Eventually, she would like to work at a staffing agency that supplies workers for businesses in a variety of industries.
Human resources involves balancing the needs of a business and its employees. That’s not easy. Fortunately, Mitchell said, “I love challenges. I hate being bored.”
Did You Know?
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2019 to 2029, more than a half a million management jobs and positions will be added to the market.
- The Mitchell College of Business‘ Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides resources to support student interest in entrepreneurial leadership.
- Mitchell College of Business students have had internships with companies including Austal USA, Ingalls Shipbuilding, USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, The SSI Group, Pilot Catastrophe Services and Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. Many interns receive full-time job offers after graduation.
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