We've all heard of time-management. We know what anger-management is. We may even have seen the movie. Those types of management are directed toward ourselves. Each of us is the manager of our own time and behavior. Those who fulfill the role of manager on the job must coach themselves while managing others. Good managers don't do all the work themselves. They allocate resources, empower their subordinates, develop skills in others, and serve as the head cheerleader. They make things happen by asking questions, encouraging critical thinking, and motivating the team to discover solutions. Rather than manage people, really excellent managers manage resources that challenge others to achieve and grow. That's the right stuff of which emerging leaders are made.
MTSU alumnus Petar Skobic, Management major, connected with ALDI stores at a career fair and started work as a district manager. After stints in Murfreesboro and Birmingham, Ala., he relocated to New York in 2011 where he works as purchasing director. In two years, Petar will move to Batavia, Ill., where he will become a corporate buyer for the company. “I had a great experience at MTSU and wouldn't have traded my professors with anyone,” he says.
Every fall semester the Department of Management sponsors “Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity for Management, Marketing, and Business Administration majors,with 25 to 30 employers who visit MTSU. Every spring, the Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) career fair hosts area employers who meet with students majoring in Management, Marketing, or Business Administration. Both events allow students to ask questions, explore career paths, and form mentorships.
The Management program at MTSU provides the foundation for students to successfully pursue many different career paths. Examples include
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Undergraduate minors are available in Management and Marketing, and the department participates in interdisciplinary minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies.
The Department of Management offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Management; students may choose from three concentrations: Organizational Leadership, Social Innovation and Not-for-Profit Management, or Supply Chain Management.
Graduate students can earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), with courses offered in management, marketing, business administration, human resources, and operations. An M.B.A. with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management is offered in conjunction with that department. A Certificate in Health Care Management also is available.