Undergraduate Management Major

B.S. in Business and Economics Management

Undergraduate Management Major Overview

Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve goals together, often in organizations. The Management major introduces management principles, theories, and experiences to students who want careers in management; who want to be leaders in organizations, small or large. The Management major at Lehigh University, featuring renowned research scholars and educators, is designed to give students the knowledge and abilities required to succeed in Management Consulting, Human Resources and Organizational Management, emphasizing the development of skills in diagnosing business problems, formulating solutions, and effectively communicating recommendations.  We take the perspective that beyond just intelligence and technical skills, what differentiates effective managers is their understanding of the human side of business: They develop and coach individuals and teams, and they ensure individual and group behavior positively influences an organization’s performance and structure. 

The Management Major offers a choice of two distinctive tracks, which emphasize valuable managerial skills that are sought out by employers, such as conflict resolution, negotiation, decision-making, and leadership.

  • Managing Human Resources:  This track prepares students to work as human resource professionals or in management consulting organizations or to broaden their interpersonal skills.
  • Management Consulting: This track prepares students to enter careers in Management Consulting by preparing them to diagnose business problems, formulate solutions and effectively communicate recommendations.

The management major is comprised of 5 courses (15 credits).  All management majors are required to take MGT 342: Managing in the International Organization. Each track requires 4 additional courses as indicated below.

The requirements for each of the four tracks in the Management major include:

Managing Human Resources Track

  • MGT 333: Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 342: Managing in the International Organization
  • MGT 328/SCM 328: Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • MGT 363: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Plus 1 course chosen from the following:
  • ECO 235: Labor Economics
  • MGT 314: Small Business Consulting

Management Consulting Track

  • MGT 314: Business Consulting Practicum
  • MGT 306: Decision Making and Problem Solving in Business
  • MGT 342: Managing in the International Organization
  • Plus 2 courses chosen from the following:
  • ACCT 330: Accounting Data and Analytics
  • BIS 348: Predictive Analytics for Business
  • FIN 328: Corporate Financial Policy
  • MGT 328: Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • MGT 333: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 363: Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • MKT 319: Development and Marketing of New Products
  • MKT 326: Marketing Analytics in a Digital Space

For full description of these courses, please visit the course catalog.

For more information, please contact Professor Naomi Rothman, Director, nbr211@lehigh.edu.