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Managing people is the tip of the iceberg in business. Organized and motivated managers can keep every aspect of an operation running smoothly and efficiently. Day-to-day operations are as important as a plan for the future.


Is a degree in Management for me?

Whether you plan to work in cybersecurity or supply chain logistics, strong managers have several qualities in common. A degree in management will hone your abilities in: leadership, communication, critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, problem solving, and more!


What will I learn as a Management major?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in management is designed to provide graduates with the fundamental personal, interpersonal, conceptual, and technical knowledge and skills they need to manage organizational operations and resources effectively. All students are expected to master a variety of business communication forms and to develop basic behavioral competencies necessary for those who intend to plan, organize, lead, and control the work of others in an organization. Management students must also analyze complicated business problems and become adept at using both quantitative and qualitative decision-making techniques. Likewise, current and historically important theories of organization and human work behavior are studied so that students acquire a context for understanding the complex and dynamic processes occurring in contemporary organizations. Required courses in the management major place an emphasis on learning that should facilitate long-term development as a management professional.


Phi Beta Lambda

Professional Business Leaders or Phi Beta Lambda prepares today’s members to become tomorrow’s future business leaders. PBL gives you the opportunity to win awards, make friends, and prepare for a career in business.  Activities in PBL can complement your academic experiences and give you an edge in your future career. PBL's State and National Conferences offer a variety of activities to build personal and professional skills, including unique career development programs, business tours, workshops, and more.

Alumni Spotlight

"My undergraduate degree in management from NKU was an excellent foundation, and helped me find a successful career path that matches my strengths in helping organizations and their people prosper and grow. Today I am an experienced Human Resources Director with demonstrated contributions working globally in the consumer goods industry.”

Nicole (Salisbury) Zube

Nicole (Salisbury) Zube, 04’
Senior HR Director, North America Talent
Kellogg Company

Reasons to Consider this Major

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026.
  • Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.


Teresa Huddleston
Academic Coordinator, 
(859) 572-6582

Career Paths

Graduates in this major have a variety of career options such as:

  • Facilities Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Property, Real Estate and Community
  • Association Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager