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Are you a leader? Do you have strong interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy planning and organizing? Do you like to implement plans? Are you a problem solver? Then you should consider a major and career in management. Excellent managers are the foundation of all successful businesses and organizations. Managers are responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and directing organizations.

You can prepare for a management career by majoring in management, one of five business majors offered by Eastern Illinois University?s School of Business. EIU?s School of Business is student-centered and fosters relationship-driven learning between students and faculty. Management students in the School of Business can reach their potential through a variety of learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. All management and business classes are taught by faculty members ? not graduate students ? using collaborative and project based learning as well as more traditional teaching methods. Management majors may choose to complete a concentration of courses in International or Human Resource Management.


General Management, Human Resource Management, International

Four Year Degree Plan

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation


Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

A major in management provides the opportunity for a variety of management careers such as: Working within a large corporation or other organization where managers specialize depending on the unit or department in which they work; Owning or operating a small or family business that requires a variety of managerial responsibilities; Focusing on human resource management, including responsibilities like employee recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, and compensation; Working in the business world for several years and then pursuing a graduate degree such as the MBA with the goal of becoming upper-level executive.

Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates

Heartland Dental, North American Lighting, Sherwin-Williams, TQL, Walgreens, GEICO, Enterprise, State Farm, Banks

Student Professional Organizations

Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Society for Human Resource Management

Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Groups and Teams, International Business

Media Links

Management, Lumpkin Hall 4025
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