Knowledge of management issues has always been and will continue to be important. All companies, regardless of the location or industry, need to be managed and have managerial positions. IU Southeast faculty work with students to develop the tools to analyze situations, think critically, effectively communicate, motivate others, and engage in creative problem solving.

Management is the act of working through others to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Managers must be able to plan, organize, lead, and control. These actions may involve motivating, budgeting, communicating, leading a team, disciplining, strategizing, or rewarding, all in the effort to help the organization run as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Concentration Requirements

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General Management Concentration (24 credit hours)

Required Courses (18 credit hours)

  • BUS-D 300 - International Business Administration
  • BUS-W 301 - Principles of Management
  • BUS-W 430 - Organizations and Organizational Change
  • BUS-Z 440 - Personnel - Human Resource Management

Must take one course (3 cr. hrs.) from the following two courses:

  • BUS-W 320 - Leadership and Ethics OR
  • BUS-W 311 - New Venture Creation

Must take one additional course (3 cr. hrs.) from the following list:

  • BUS-W 311 - Second course from BUS-W 311 OR BUS-W 320 - BUS-W 320
  • BUS-M 405 - Buyer Behavior
  • BUS-P 330 - Project Management
  • BUS-P 430 - Total Quality Management
  • BUS-A 310 - Management Decisions and Financial Reporting
  • BUS-K 330 - Contemporary Topics in Information Technology

Required electives

Any two (six credit hours) 300/400-level Business or Economics courses outside of Management (BUS-W). Cannot be satisfied by internship, professional pratice, or BUS-M 300.

A course cannot count in both the 18 Management concentration hours and the 6 required elective hours for Management.


A Management concentration prepares students for careers in many areas of Management and many different types of organizations. Some examples include:

  • Administrator
  • General Manager
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Small Business Owner
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Team Management

For more detailed and extensive information regarding careers involving this major, please refer to the Career Development Center.

Useful Resources

Professional and Student Organizations

Useful Resources

CEO Express!: Provides links to newspapers, magazines, newsfeeds, custom news, online television news, software downloads and reviews. For CEOs who have or want to create a web site, this site offers resources for workshops and exhibitions, online strategies with custom links, intranet/internet solutions, and much more.

Corp Tech: Provides monthly reports on the level of employment for high-technology industry in US. 45,000 company profiles (print and electronic), free employment trend reports, and links to literally thousands of companies.