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Christ Gomes, a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, tells students how to prepare for a management career.


Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center



Business today moves faster than ever. The global competition is intense, the escalating change in technology is ruthless, and the pressure to retain key people is exceedingly high. This type of environment facilitates faster decision making, faster implementation, faster growth, or faster collapse. Therefore, the College of Business Management and Marketing Department has compiled a many courses to teach students how to use resources to achieve an organizations goals. Management majors receive training to understand the world of business and develops a set of tools to be successful in any of the following areas: Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship, or Supply Chain Management. For many careers, a bachelor's degree is sufficient, but employers also like ideal candidates to have 1-2 years of work experience.


Degree Requirements

In order to provide our students with a well-rounded education in management, we institute the following requirements:

  1. 39 completed credit hours for the University Studies Program
  2. 33 completed credit hours for the Common Body of Knowledge
  3. 24-30 completed credit hours for a major in Management
  4. 18-24 completed credit hours of Free Electives

*For a more detailed Degree Requirements Form, click here.


Academic Engagement

As an AACSB accredited school, the College of Business houses a wide variety of professional fraternities and student clubs. The Wyoming Beta Nu Chapter of the professional fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, located in BU 162, is the premiere fraternity for business professionalism. This fraternity is open to all students in any major who is wishing to build their professional network and transition easily into their respected career. Much like other professional fraternities, Alpha Kappa Psi has a large student engagement and provides unique networking opportunities, career events, and fundraising events to increase student - employer interaction.


Professional Opportunities

With the ever increasing and faster moving business world, management professions will become increasingly important to guide an organization to success. Whether it is product development, market research, sales, or consumer behavior management major's background knowledge of the business world helps them guide companies to reach their goals. Many individuals who major in management can find employment in diverse arenas such as: human resources, marketing, advertising, executive positions, and sales.

Here are a couple career highlights:

Top Executive

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities for companies and organizations. The requirements for each position vary widely depending on industry, but many top executives have a bachelor's degree and a considerable amount of work experience.

The current job outlook for top executives is expected to grow 11 percent from 2012-2022. Candidates seeking top executive positions can expect to face very strong competition for these positions as the employment growth rate will depend heavily upon the industry (Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2015).

Human Resource Manager

Human resource managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff, consulting with top executives on strategic planning, and serve as a link between management and employees. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for most positions, yet more advanced positions may require a master's degree. Each candidate should also possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

The current job outlook for human resource managers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2012-2022. As new companies form and expand, human resource managers will become imperative to oversee and administer their company's programs (Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2015).

Sales Manager

Sales managers direct an organization's sales teams. They set goals, organize and analyze data, develop training programs for their sales representatives, and develop close relationships with vendors. For most positions, a bachelor's degree is sufficient, but most companies also look for a candidate with work experience as a sales representative.

The current job outlook for sales managers is expected to grow 8 percent from 2012-2022, but this projection will also depend on the growth or contraction in the industry that employs them (Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2015).

Management Analysts

Management analysts (management consultants) introduce new ways to improve an organization's efficiency. By analyzing data they advise companies on ways to make their organization more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

The current job outlook for management analysts is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012-2022 as the demand their services will grow as organizations continue to seek new ways to improve efficiency and control costs (Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2015)

Other Options

For further career exploration visit, What Can I Do With This Major? This excellent resource helps students find employment related to their area of study.

You can also explore the Bureau of Labor Statistics' publication, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, for other career options, statistics, and information concerning specific career paths.


Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, who also authored the Occupational Outlook Handbook, has projected that there will be a 12.5 percent growth rate for business and financial operations between 2012-2022.



Starting salaries will vary depending on the size and type of employer, location, coursework, and experience.

  • UW undergraduate 2014 average starting salary: $42,865.21
  • National undergraduate 2014 average starting salary: $46,830.00 (NACE Salary Survey/ January 2014)

Christ Gomes, a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, tells students how to prepare for a management career.

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