Student are prepared to work in fields including:
  • general management
  • human resource management
  • management of small businesses
  • management in nonprofits and government services
  • management in retail, restaurant and health care industries

Here’s what our students say about the management specialization:

Kirsten EtzingerBefore coming to BGSU, I enjoyed leading others in group settings and knew that the management specialization would help me grow as a leader in the workplace. I have gained valuable knowledge in the management courses, ranging from leadership, change management, global studies, and supply chain. I am grateful that I was able to apply the skills that I learned in class to real situations through my internship at Cedar Point, where I was promoted to a supervisor in Event Operations Management. Without my management courses at BGSU, I would not have had the skills and confidence to lead my team of 24 associates effectively. The management specialization has already opened many doors for me in the form of contacts and experience, and I cannot wait to see the opportunities the management specialization will provide me with in the future.

Kirsten Etzinger
Class of 2023

Alexander JonesI knew I wanted to go into business entering college but had no idea what I wanted to specialize in. After my Intro to Business class, I made the decision on a management specialization, and it was the best thing that could have possibly happened to me. As someone who struggled with communicating to others and taking leadership positions, I can truly say that through my classes I have performed a 180. I served in Student Ambassadors and Peer Leaders in high leadership positions and have learned to communicate and network with so many prestigious Alumni. Not only have I been able to implement my skills in the college but also outside with my internships at Catawba Island Club and Columbo Foundation. I would not be in the position I am today if not for the great teachings and support from the management staff and faculty!

Alexander Jones
Class of 2023

Kate SpinelliWhen I first came to BGSU I wasn't sure what business specialization I wanted to be, after a couple of my first business classes I fell in love with Management and Supply Chain Management. Specializing in management has let me improve my leadership, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. I have had the opportunity to have multiple leadership positions in different organizations on campus with Supply Chain Management Association, Dance Marathon, and Student Engagement. From these involvements I got my internship through PittMoss LLC. The faculty and staff in the management department have always been so helpful and encouraging. I am so appreciative that I chose to specialize in management and cannot wait for the opportunities I will have in the future from it!

Kate Spinelli
Class of 2023

Management specialization students learn how to:

Recognize the effect of global issues on organizational and management practices.
Apply general human resource management principles and techniques.
Attract and engage talented employees to meet organizational goals.
Successfully lead organizational change and development initiatives.
Effectively communicate and work with diverse co-workers.
Understand ethical issues in decision making.
Develop and lead successful work teams.

Program features include:

Internship Opportunities
Numerous Scholarships Available
Service learning projects with a variety of organizations
Experiential learning  and professional development activities
More than 50 companies recruit for Management positions on campus each year

Updated: 01/23/2023 12:36PM