Can you major in this program? Yes
Can you minor in this program? Yes
Emphasis within the major: management and leadership theory, behavioral science
Popular second majors: psychology, business law, communication studies
This program offers students theoretical and practical knowledge.
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The management program at Stetson University is anchored in the behavioral and social sciences and might best be described as an "applied behavioral science" program. Management majors receive a solid foundation in management and leadership theory as well as theoretical and practical knowledge in applied behavioral science. Students learn to integrate theory into the practical aspects of management and leadership.
Skills in problem solving, human relations and leadership give management students an edge in building careers in a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail firms, consulting services, technology, law and government.
A Distinctive Program
The management program is distinguished by its focus on hands-on, experiential learning oriented to learner-centered learning and development. The program places increasing focus on the leadership development of students, and many classes emphasize cutting-edge orientations to leadership and management in a changing, global organizational reality.
Academics and Research
Facilities and opportunities
The department is part of the School of Business Administration. Management classes are designed to afford students the opportunity for applying theory to their own learning and life/work experiences. Management majors and minors have a wide variety of unit courses from which to craft a major or minor. Students have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in class, work in teams, make decisions about class goals, manage conflict and further engage in the work of management.
Preparation for graduate study
Graduate education frequently requires that students be self-directed learners who can work effectively in teams to solve problems and cases. The distinctive nature of the undergraduate learning experience in management prepares students for a smooth transition to learning practices used in many graduate programs ranging from the M.B.A. to the study of law.
Awards and Recognition
Diverse professional backgrounds and academic qualifications of the management faculty offer students a broad knowledge base and insights into advanced management practices. Faculty include:
- William Andrews, Ph.D., University of Georgia; international and strategic management, entrepreneurship, venture capital studies
- Robert Boozer, D.B.A., Mississippi State University; organizational behavior and theory, psychological typology in organizations, organizational politics
- Jon Carrick, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; strategic management, international business
- Nick Maddox, Ph.D., Florida State University; organizational change, managerial ethics and futurism, creativity and innovation, leadership
- Carolyn Mueller, Ph.D., University of South Carolina; international and strategic management, cross-cultural management, short-term study abroad programs
Students are encouraged to take part in the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience. Each year undergraduate scholars are selected in a university-wide competition for grants to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project.
Undergraduate awards and honors
Students have the opportunity to receive the E.C. Furlong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Management. Students can also receive the Monique Forte Outstanding Management Student Award. Management majors in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class can stand for induction into Beta Gamma Sigma.
Beyond the Classroom
Students may take MGT 398 as an internship course counting toward their general elective requirements. The course can be repeated more than once for those who seek college credit for multiple internship experiences. Our students have interned with Frontier Communications, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Science Center, Brown & Brown Insurance Companies, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Target Stores, Marriott hotels, Dillard's stores, NASCAR, United Way and various government agencies.
Graduates of the management program work or have worked for Sea World, Universal Studios-Orlando, Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, U.S. Secret Service, CSX Railroads, DreamWorks Animation and IBM. Some of our graduates work in human resources functions within large organizations while others have started their own entrepreneurial ventures.