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What is management?

One of the most important skills any professional can possess is the ability to effectively manage and lead others. Every day you will be faced with a rich mixture of unique challenges that will require you to broadly understand management issues, legal and ethical problems, human resources as well as strategic or environmental pressures.

Why management at OSU?

This degree develops students’ interpersonal skills, so they are prepared to handle a variety of organizational problems. Through the Human Resource Management Association, Sports Management Club and Net Impact Club, students meet with industry professionals, participate in competitions and connect with faculty. Research opportunities are offered in the Behavioral Research Lab, while also providing credit for internships and study abroad programs that enhance student development.

Career paths

A Management major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.


Major options

Students with a major in management have the opportunity to specialize their coursework on these concentrations:

  • Business Sustainability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Non-profit Management
  • Sports Management

Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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