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:

I've had three great internships, the first with The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the second at  Sherwin-Williams, and the third with Marathon Petroleum. These internships gave me the opportunity to actively apply the materials from the management specialization courses in the workplace. Serving as the  president of the Management Department's student organization, the Global Management and Leadership Society, also allowed me to use my classroom learning and hone my leadership skills. As president, I  connected and networked with other high caliber students, successful faculty members, and business people from the local community.  My experiences in the management department's courses, the student organization, and my internships have been very valuable. I'm proud to be a graduate of the management specialization.

Ashley Lochtefeld
2014 Management Specialization's Outstanding Senior

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I joined the management specialization. The specialization has opened doors that I never thought possible. The coursework brought out my leadership talents, enhanced my communication skills, and encouraged a strong work ethic. I've had some of the best years of my life, making friends that I will never forget and having opportunities to network with very influential business people. The specialization gave me the foundation for a successful career.  I've accepted a job offer to be a supervisor in Kohl's Distribution Center and look forward to enjoying going to work every single day.

Patrick McFall​
Class of 2014

I transferred to BGSU after attending a community college for two years and was really nervous about being a non-traditional student at a larger university. I decided to specialize in management in order to give my five-year old son Camerin and my two-year daughter Kennedy the life they deserve. Despite being a non-traditional student, I didn't feel out of place. I excelled in the coursework, made some terrific friends, and developed strong leadership skills. I enjoyed all of my management specialization courses and had the pleasure of working with really great professors that truly care about my future. I’m excited about being  hired as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Pontoon Solutions in Toledo, Ohio.

Kristen Coy
Class of 2014

I took courses while working in my family's business, Abco Services, which is the largest fleet maintenance company in Northwest Ohio.  The management courses have given me tremendous insight into working with, motivating, and leading my team, many who are older and more experienced than I am. By specializing in management, I have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities--and most importantly the confidence--- to work with my team to tackle whatever challenges our company may face in today's global market.

Matthew Zimmerman
Class of 2014

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