In today’s global and dynamic environment, we depend on the effectiveness of organizations for our prosperity and welfare. Managers play a crucial role in running effective and efficient organizations. Our management program prepares students for this challenge by training and educating them in fundamental concepts and practices in strategic, operational, international, behavioral, and legal aspects of management. The program provides students with an exciting and diverse experience and a variety of options. Students with a broad interest in management can select a general management concentration, while students with more specific interests can focus on human resources management, operations and supply chain management, entrepreneurship, legal studies, or entertainment and tourism.
Managers give direction to organizations by developing goals and objectives, providing leadership and deciding how to use organizational resources to accomplish those goals. Managers perform four vital functions: planning – the formulation of goals an strategies; organization – arranging and structuring organizational resources; leadership – motivating and inspiring the organization's human resources; and control – measuring and maintaining progress toward organizational goals. A key focus in management is on managing people, the core of any organization.
Management majors are eligible for a number of awards and scholarships that include: the Gus Berger Award, Orange County APICS; the H. Peter Guertin, Orange County APICS; the Outstanding Management Student Award; the Outstanding Senior Award for Scholastic Achievement and the National Human Resources Association Orange County Affiliate Scholarship. For further information, call the Department of Management at (657) 278-2251.
The Department of management sponsors the student clubs: Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), Behind the scenes (BTS), and Entrepreneur Society (ES). These clubs crate opportunities for management students to join others in enhancing and advancing their management education and career. SAM is associated with the Orange County SAM, which provides the opportunity for students to interact and network with professionals in the field and receive assistance in the job-hunting process. Behind the Scenes provides its members with Resume Workshops and Mock Interviews in order to help them prepare for careers in this exciting, face-paced, and competitive industry. The Entrepreneur Society helps prepare students interested in learning more about the hands-on side of business and those interested in starting their own business.
Academic advisement can be obtained in the Business Advising Center located in Mihaylo Hall 1201. Students can find out about admission requirements, course information and graduation requirements. For more information and specific hours, call (657) 278-2251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.