Management Major


At Western Michigan University, a distinguished faculty and support staff offer high quality curricula. Instruction is delivered through high-impact practices in learning platforms that meet the needs of contemporary learners. In the Department of Management, the management major builds upon the variety of business skills you learn in pre-business courses. This major provides advanced learning in three core competencies that are of great demand in the business world:

  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

Employers note that these are critical skills they seek out in both current employees and job applicants. The management major at WMU uniquely prepares you to interact with peers, subordinates, supervisors and clients with enriching experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Be part of Haworth College of Business management major and explore, examine and develop the skills needed to navigate through the dynamic business world. 

Active learning

Through the management major, you will have real-world exposure to business challenges and the opportunity to problem solve to reach solutions.

During every academic year, our students contribute more than 8,000 hours of assistance to nearly 30 entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profit organizations seeking insight on growth opportunities. Additionally, our majors collaborate with a number of professional organizations in southwest Michigan, including the Small Business Development Center, the Service Corp of Retired Executives and a variety of municipalities. 

management major coursework

Management major coursework

Required courses:

  • MGMT 2500—Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 2520—Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 2750—Analytical Foundations
  • MGMT 3010—Project Management
  • MGMT 4010—Project Leadership or MGMT 4020—Leadership in Business Organization

Three required electives:

Management majors enjoy flexibility in their studies by choosing three elective courses from more than 25 possible courses offered by the Haworth College of Business, including study abroad! Talk to a management major advisor about how you can tailor your elective choices to your personal, academic and career goals.

For more information on course requirements visit the WMU catalog.

Career placement

Through the management major, you will build many of the most sought after skills of top recruiters at a variety of small, medium and large firms across the for-profit, not-for-profit and public administration sectors.

A survey of recent graduates indicates that 95% of management majors are actively engaged in either employment or graduate education. Our majors acquired positions such as customer relations specialists, district managers, management trainees, product development analysts and logistics specialists.

Our graduates are employed by outstanding companies such as:

  • C.H. Robinson
  • Consumers Credit Union
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Quicken Loans
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Target
  • Whirlpool


If you have questions about the management major and its career options, contact:

Dr. Robert Landeros
Office: 3396 Schneider | (269) 387-5802
Email Robert Landeros