Management Major Overview
Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve goals together, often in business organizations. The Management major introduces management principles, theories, and experiences to students who want careers in management; who want to be leaders in organizations, small or large.
The Management major at Lehigh University, featuring renowned research scholars and educators, is designed to give students the knowledge and abilities required to succeed in Management Consulting, Human Resources and Organizational Management, as well as those required to embark on an Entrepreneurship and Innovation trajectory, emphasizing the development of skills in diagnosing business problems, formulating solutions for markets and firms, and effectively communicating recommendations.
We take the perspective that beyond just intelligence and technical skills, what differentiates effective managers is their understanding of the human side of business: They develop and coach individuals and teams, and they ensure individual and group behavior positively influences an organization’s performance and structure.
Career Opportunities for Business Management
The Management Major offers a choice of three distinctive tracks, which emphasize valuable managerial skills that are sought out by employers, such as conflict resolution, negotiation, decision-making, and leadership.
- Managing Human Resources: This track prepares students to work as human resource professionals or in management consulting organizations or to broaden their interpersonal skills.
- Management Consulting: This track prepares students to enter careers in Management Consulting by preparing them to diagnose business problems, formulate solutions and effectively communicate recommendations.
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation: This track prepares students to launch new and/or innovative solutions for markets and firms, and develops an entrepreneurial mindset.