Management Department
Cameron Hall

Management Class, photo: UNCW/Jamie Moncrief

Why major in Management, and which option is best for you?

Entrepreneurship and Business Development (EPD)

The Entrepreneurship and Business Development option is designed to prepare students for effective new venture creation and management, and careers with existing businesses possessing an entrepreneurial focus. Entrepreneurship students are challenged to pursue development of their own business ideas and opportunities or seek employment with emerging ventures as a form of apprenticeship before starting their own businesses.

Human Resource Management (HRM)

People are a company's greatest asset, and managers should take proactive steps to keep their workforce satisfied and motivated. The HRM option equips students with the skills needed to maximize the efforts and productivity of human resources through recruitment and retention, organizational design, training and development, diversity, performance management, and assessment. The HRM option provides courses recommended by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) to sit for the national certification exam.

Management and Leadership (MLD)

To be effective organizational leaders, managers need the capability to plan and implement strategies for success. The MLD option prepares students for control of the competitive behavior and integrated activity of complex business organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on ethical decision making, global perspective, interpersonal capabilities, environmental analysis, business forecasting, resources assessment, leadership skills, goal setting, and corporate governance.