The management curriculum helps prepare students for careers as managers and supervisors in goods-producing and service enterprises. Students obtain a solid grounding in management of systems, personnel and quality. The integrative focus of the program also provides excellent preparation for graduate-level studies in law, urban and regional planning, public services administration, and health care administration.

Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling all that encompasses human, material and financial resources in an organizational environment. A management degree means that you have learned the concepts of getting things done through others within organizations.


Your freshman through junior years will be largely confined completing the OSU baccalaureate core and the Business Core (see Requirements.) These courses are required of all business students. Management program courses start your junior year. Students should review the management major-specific requirements

Enrichment Activities

Participating in management-specific "enrichment" activities enables you to expand your understanding and build your skills beyond the classroom. The Management Club hosts a variety of functions that put you face-to-face with potential employers and in the company of fellow management students and faculty. Being active in Management Club and other College of Business activities helps increase opportunities for finding a job after graduation.