Management professionals formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies — or chart their own path by pursuing new ventures as entrepreneurs. Management majors develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills while learning management concepts. Degree options include innovation and entrepreneurship, business law, human resource management or sport management. Organizations do not manage themselves, and the skills necessary for good management are not inherent – they must be learned and developed over time.
Our approach heavily emphasizes hands-on experience. To succeed in an increasingly competitive international arena, students must be able to apply the knowledge they gain in class to an organizational setting. Our program focuses on the development of skills in managing people and facilitating effective organizational change. To that end, our students have successfully competed in the Love’s Cup for many years fro prize money.
The Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup is a statewide undergraduate and graduate business plan competition designed to encourage students to act upon their ideas and talents in order to produce tomorrow’s businesses. This competition is aimed at simulating the real-world process of entrepreneurs creating a business plan to soliciting start-up funds from potential investors. Students involved in this competition gain access to networks of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, team building opportunities, business planning skills and media exposure.
TU’s management program offers innovative courses in organizational behavior and human resource management as well as experiential learning opportunities, case studies and computer-based simulations.
Management students gain practical experience through internships that involve working in either for-profit or not-for-profit organizations for course credit. Internships are viewed as an integral part of a student’s education. The management program is designed to educate students in all areas of business—accounting, economics, finance, marketing, international business and computer information systems—because the management profession involves interaction with all these areas.
International business programs complement the management major. Students meet with corporate leaders during spring break trips to cities such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, Brussels and London. TU has partnerships with a number of universities in various parts of the world and students can also participate in summer internships abroad.