Management

Learn to run a business from the ground up. Develop the skills needed to make a difference in organizations, teams and communities with a management major or minor. Courses can equip you to excel as a leader in operations management, human resources, sustainability management and more.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major, Minor On Campus 122 (18 for minor)

Why Study Management at Wilkes?

The management program at Wilkes will equip you with the skills to excel as a leader in operations management, human resources, sustainability management and more. You will develop communication,  critical thinking and leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. Your first year will involve collaborating with your peers to conceptualize, design and operate your own business in the Integrative Management Experience course, and you will leave the program with hands-on internship experiences in the field.

Curriculum      Admission Requirements

What Will You Learn as a Management Student?

  • You’ll gain a working knowledge of organizational and leadership concepts in management, including staffing, operations planning, directing commercial operations and ethical decision making.
  • You’ll develop critical thinking, persuasive communication and teamwork in collaborative experiences, skills necessary to succeed in executive and managerial positions.
  • You’ll learn to synthesize fundamentals of finance, accounting, business law, marketing, economics and management to make effective decisions at a corporate level.
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Program Highlights

Integrated Management Experience

Start building management and leadership experience in your first year during the Integrated Management Experience course, where you’ll collaborate with your peers to conceptualize, design and operate your own business.

Internships

Get experience in the field and learn to apply concepts from the classroom to your career. Recent internship opportunities include Pepperjam, Montage Mountain, the Scranton/WIlkes-Barre Penguins, Enterprise and LSEO.

Personal and Professional Development Program

Personal and Professional Development courses over four years prepare students for the professional world through self-reflection, networking and other opportunities.

100%

of students complete at least one internship before they graduate

100%

of Sidhu students launch a business their freshman year

4

years of the Sidhu School's exclusive Personal and Professional Development Program

Facilities

The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is housed in the beautiful 80,000-square-foot University Center on Main. The $3 million state-of-the-art facility includes the Cardell Financial Center, which connects students to the finance world with state-of-the-art technology that provides real-time data and news. Located on the first floor of the University Center on Main, the center features 12 Bloomberg trading terminals, four personal computers, a projector, and two LCD monitors.

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Careers & Outcomes

Management continues to be a high-demand field. Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026, resulting in about 807,300 new jobs. Job opportunities can be found in industries such as healthcare, IT and government.

Popular Careers

  • Consultant
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Supervisor
  • Program/Project Director
  • District Manager
  • Project Manager

Recent Employers

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ITT
  • KeyBank
  • Nestle
  • PPL Solutions
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • ADP
  • CytexOne Technology

I have constantly been impressed by the amount of opportunities there are at Wilkes to improve my life and career. I gained confidence in my ability to lead, take the initiative and build relationships. My professors were always invested in my future as much as I was. I would recommend Wilkes’ management program to anyone who wants their class time to translate to real-world experience.

Michael Palladino - Management

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