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To succeed in today’s ever-changing business world, organizations are constantly seeking employees who can solve complex problems, make savvy decisions, and lead others. As a management major, you will develop capabilities essential to becoming a manager who can do just that! You will have opportunities to develop a broad set of valuable skills essential to motivating employees, managing processes, managing information, and thinking strategically. As a management major, you will be able to demonstrate your qualification for a well-paid management position in a range of industries by building knowledge pertaining to general management, human resources management, management information systems, and supply chain management.


Management positions are projected to grow up to 14% by 2026.  Individuals with a strong skill set to manage people, processes, and financial resources will have many opportunities available to them. 

Common job titles include:

  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Medical/Health Services Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Team leader


Management majors at Youngstown State University have the opportunity to build their technical and leadership skills through various WCBA student organizations. Specific organizations related to Management include ENACTUS, Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization, Students in Information and Supply Chain Management, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

All business majors are strongly encouraged to complete internships. Internships are career-related work experiences that enable students to apply their knowledge and skills in an organizational setting. In the WCBA, internships that are approved for academic credit must be paid. Completing a career-related internship markedly improves a student's job prospects upon graduation. 

For more information, visit the Williamson College of Business Administration.

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement Met through MATH 1552 (see Business Tool Courses)
Arts & Humanities (6 SH)
PHIL 2628Business Ethics Arts & Humanities required for major3
Arts & Humanities Elective3
Natural Science One Science Class must include a lab7
Social Sciences (6 SH) Met through ECON 2610 and ECON 2630 (see Business Tool courses)
Social & Personal Awareness6
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
MATH 1552Applied Mathematics for Management4
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
ECON 3788Statistics for Business and Economics 13
To enroll in upper level business courses students must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and successful completion of all business tool courses.
All Upper Level Business Classes must be complete with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit
BUS 3715Principles of International Business3
BUS 3700Business Analytics3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
MKTG 3702Business Professionalism1
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3761Management Information Systems3
MGT 3789Operations Management3
MGT 4850Strategic Management and Leadership3
MGT 3715Employee Relations3
MGT 3750Managing Individuals in Organizations3
MGT 4801Leadership in Business and Society3
MGT 4881Project and Quality Management3
Students will take 3 classes from one of the following tracks: Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Management or General Management.
Management Information Systems Track (9 SH)
Social Media and E-Commerce
Systems Analysis and Design
Database Management Systems
Supply Chain Management Track (9 SH)
Supply Chain Management
Scheduling and Inventory Management
Seminar in Logistics
General Management Track (9 SH)
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety
Employee Relations
Managing Workplace Diversity
Compensation and Performance Appraisal
Selection, Training, and Development
Strategic Human Resource Management Corequisite: MGT 4845
Nonprofit Leadership
Financial Management and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation
Entrepreneurship-Small Business Financial Management
Entrepreneurship-Business Plan Development
UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS ELECTIVE Select four classses (12 SH) of upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MKTG, MGT 3000-5000 LEVEL) 12
Total Semester Hours120-122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1552 Applied Mathematics for Management 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours14-16
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
GE: Natural Science 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
GE: Arts & Humanities 3
 Semester Hours15
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 3788 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 3
MKTG 3702 Business Professionalism 1
GE: Lab Science 4
Non-Business Elective 2
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
MGT 3750 Managing Individuals in Organizations 3
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
BUS 3700 Business Analytics 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
Upper Level Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 4801 Leadership in Business and Society 3
BUS 3715 Principles of International Business 3
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
Upper Level Management Track Course 3
Upper Level Business Course Internship Recommended 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
MGT 4881 Project and Quality Management 3
MGT 3761 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 3789 Operations Management 3
Upper Level Business Elective 3
Non Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
MGT 4850 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
Upper Level Management Track Course 3
Upper Level Business Elective 3
Upper Level Management Track Course 3
Non Business Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-122

ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, Busines Tool and upper level business courses (ACCT, ADV, BUS, ENT, FIN, MGT, MKTG) must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

To enroll in upper level Business courses students must have successfully completed ENGL 1550, ENGL 1551, PHIL 2628, CMST 1545, all Business Tool courses AND have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.

  1. Develop communication skills to succeed in managerial and leadership roles;
  2. Lead high-performance teams in an organizational setting;
  3. Decision making under risk and uncertainty;
  4. Address significant problems and opportunities in an organizational setting;
  5. Motivate employees to excel in their jobs;
  6. Leading organizational change.