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The Department of Management and Marketing prepares future leaders to be effective in the competitive, dynamic environment of business with a special emphasis on sustainability, international business, entrepreneurship, and business ethics. The department offers bachelor's degrees that provide you with the tools you'll need to successfully understand our ever-changing business world.

The Management of Human Resources major is an experiential program designed to help students learn how to develop and manage the human capital of an organization. More organizations are moving toward an understanding that employees are a resource that can be developed into a distinct competitive advantage to ensure organizational success, sustainability, and reputation. Students will be prepared to create policies and practices for effective recruitment, socialization, training, development, compensation, performance management, career planning, and employee relations. Moreover, this major will help employees understand the core purposes of the area of human resource management, which are: (1) recognize the potential of individuals for and within an organization and (2) structure a positive, supportive, constructive work environment that will enable employees to work at their optimal capacity and achieve organizational goals. Students in this major will be prepared to work in a variety of human resource capacities and in other key positions related to employee management, and will understand principles for facilitating others success.

Marketing is a societal process and a set of organizational functions for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, and for managing relationships in ways to benefit local and global stakeholders. Marketing majors are employed in a wide variety of industries and governmental agencies where understanding and managing customer relationships are critical. Students find jobs in market research, advertising, public relations, professional selling, non-profit marketing, product management, retailing, digital marketing, and brand management.

The Professional Sales major prepares students to manage business clients of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, this major provides business students with coursework and opportunities to equip themselves with essential knowledge and skills required to begin professional careers in sales. Careers in sales offer independence, ample financial reward, personal growth and opportunities for rapid advancement within organizations. Students that pursue a degree in professional sales will be challenged with industry engagement opportunities such as internships, and sales competitions. Students experience rigorous classroom experiences designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed during the first years of their sales careers including: oral and written communication skills, selling techniques and networking, the use of sales technology and customer information, and sales pipeline management.

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