Management Program Details

Is Management for Me?

What Is Management?

If you think managers are bossy, hierarchical beings, forcing their subordinates to work away 24/7, you’ve got the wrong idea of what management truly is. We don’t blame you. The media oftentimes portrays managers as ruthless villains or senseless fools putting their hands in the business of others and slowing down workflow. We would like to challenge your perception of management.

Good management is the secret sauce to success. People are a company's greatest asset. If employees are not thriving, the external appearance of the company will be hurt and ultimately sales will decrease. Managers are responsible for one thing: productivity. Without a productive system in place, and without productive employees, work will not be accomplished and the company will fail. Managers implement a variety of tactics and strategies in order to optimize production both through “things” and “humans.”

Why Major in Management?

It’s marketable. Every organization requires various kinds of managers.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a need for managers  is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024, which will result in 500,000+ new jobs.

It’s fulfilling. Managers have the potential to positively impact those they are leading. Empowering people to live to their fullest potential is a daily occurrence for managers; thus, resulting in managers, too, feeling inspired and empowered.

It's flexible. Retail management, construction management, management information systems, office management, plant management, and human resource management are just a few of the career paths management students can pursue. Majoring in management gives you great career flexibility upon graduation and onward.

Is Management for Me?

In order to really like management, a person must have a passion for people and efficiency. High attention to detail is necessary; you are constantly keeping everything in line and optimizing production. Here are a few skills and attributes that will benefit you as an manager:

  • A sharp, analytical mind
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to cast a vision and lead well
  • Computer literacy
  • Efficiency focused

Why Study Management at JBU?

Experienced faculty. JBU’s management professors have years of real-world management experience in public, private, and governmental entities. They love guiding students, and are passionate about learning alongside them.

Employment opportunities. Our alumni are successful! In fact, it's not uncommon for our students to get multiple offers from large organizations all around the world.

Christ-centered education. We believe business is more than profits. We believe managers should uphold ethical standards when leading employees. We will teach you how to use your skills in a way that’s honoring to God and prepares you for secular attacks on Christian employees, while teaching you how to respond in a way that reflects Christ’s redeeming love.

Opportunity to Change communities. You will have the chance to change communities for the better through the JBU business club ENACTUS (Entrepreneurs in Action). You will create innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing social issues, making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Management majors lead ENACTUS project teams, implementing the practical skills they learn in the classroom.

Through JBU's Management major, you will be prepared for a career as a professional manager in corporations, public institutions, not-for-profit organizations and small business.  In addition, the Management major provides a foundation for those who want to pursue graduate degrees in business and public administration, law, and the social sciences.  The JBU curriculum gives you a broad exposure to the functional areas of business, the environments in which organizations must operate, and knowledge of important behavioral dimensions of government.

Click here for course requirements: Management Course Requirements