The Management major and minor prepares students to engage in responsible decision-making. Graduates take the lead in managing projects at the organizational and operational levels. Being an ethical manager in today's business world involves managing the business organization by building a strong sustainable organization and fostering cooperative relationships with the government, the community, labor unions, non-government organizations, and other external social forces. Duquesne's comprehensive management program prepares students to take a managerial role in any business organization, of any size, and in any industry.

The Management major provides students with a large number of potential career paths. Nearly every area of business seeks individuals trained and able to manage people, projects or the organization. Coupled with a solid background in a functional area, positions are available in retail sales management, financial services management, purchasing management, and information systems management, as well as human resource management positions. Many entry-level positions are offered by business organizations for management trainees, seeking individuals with a solid background in the various management skills: decision making, managing personnel, projects or the organization. Certain industries or services seek managers for positions such as government staff managers, compliance managers, health service managers, and human resource managers.

The Management major is designed to be an excellent companion with any other major or minor offered within the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. The courses in the Management major complement the functional areas of study offered by other business school areas of study, such as Marketing, Information Systems and Technology, Finance, and Accounting. Students who are completing another major only need to complete the six required courses for a major in Management; the two elective Management courses are satisfied by the courses completed in the student's other major.

Business Core Courses

BUAD 103/103L Innovation Experience 3 credits
ISYS 184 Business Info Systems 3 credits
BLAW 251 Business Law 3 credits
ISYS 284  Data for Decision Making 3 credits
BUAD 110 Internship Prep Practicum 0 credits
STAT 285 Business Statistics 3 credits
ACCT 214 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 201 Prin of Microeconomics 3 credits
MGMT 261 Mgmt & Org. Behavior 3 credits
BUAD 210 Career Preparation Practicum 0 credits
MKTG 271 Marketing and Business Development 3 credits
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 202 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 credits
SCMG 267 Supply Chain Operations 3 credits
FINC 313 Business Finance 3 credits
MGMT 262 Global Insights 3 credits
MGMT 368W Business Ethics & Global Citizenship 3 credits
MGMT 499W Strategic Management 3 credits
Total credits   48 credits

Management Required Courses 

MGMT 364W Critical Managerial Decision Making 3 credits
MGMT 365 Global Business, Government and Society 3 credits
MGMT 366W Behavior in Organizations 3 credits
MGMT 451 Foundations of Leadership 3 credits
MGMT 456 Strategic Project Management 3 credits
MGMT 460 Strategic Human Resource Management 3 credits
Total credits   18 credits

Management Elective Courses 

Students must complete two elective courses. 

(Note: both elective requirements may be dropped for students pursuing a second major or minor within the School of Business.)

MGMT 452  Leadership in Teams 3 credits
MGMT 455  Sustainable Enterprise 3 credits
BLAW 461  Employment Law 3 credits
MGMT 462  Social Entrepreneurship 3 credits
MGMT 463  Honors Thesis in Management 3 credits
BUAD 401  Business Administration Internship 3 credits
Total credits   6 credits

Management Minor

Students can earn a minor in Management by completing:

  • MGMT 261 Management and Organizational Behavior (from the Business Core)
  • Plus four additional MGMT courses at 300 level or higher.