In the world of business, managers are a critical. Effective organizations require leaders who understand and can shape organizational culture, can adapt to or inspire change, can identify and implement effective strategies, and are capable of coordinating and facilitating the efforts of others to accomplish organizational goals.
The Department of Management at the David Eccles School of Business delivers an undergraduate management degree designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of leadership, and a broad conceptual understanding of the challenges managers and leaders face in the 21st century. A degree in management gives you the advantage you need to succeed in competitive business environments.
In the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, as a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in management, you will choose from one of four possible degree plans: the Bachelor of Science in Management; the Bachelor of Arts in Management; the Bachelor of Science in Management – Honors; or the Bachelor of Arts in Management – Honors. Each degree requires a minimum of 122 credit hours, including general education and university Bachelor degree requirements, lower- and upper-division core business courses, and a variety of major-specific courses that examine the theoretical frameworks and practical applications for exploring and explaining human behavior in the workplace.
Leadership and management curriculum are engrained into the core coursework of all of our top-notch MBA programs. All students — whether you are shifting careers through our full-time program or are a top business leader enhancing your skills through one of our professional programs — gain a rich set of skills to add value to any firm.
Many of our students — undergraduates and graduate — are motivated by an in-depth exploration of organizational leadership, and demonstrate an interest in developing the skills to inspire, motivate and lead others to accomplish organizational objectives. As management always involves people, our courses emphasize the most recent theories concerned with human behavior, along with current, innovative practices that cultivate leaders who can adapt to rapidly changing business climates. Our graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles that are essential in tackling the myriad professional challenges of tomorrow, as well as the uncertainty confronting organizations today.
Professors in the David Eccles School of Business don’t simply teach from a textbook. Our faculty members are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and the quest for innovative approaches that solve real-world problems and keep them at the forefront of business knowledge and trends. Management professors share their expertise and their commitment to innovation in the classroom and students reap the benefits.
Our management professors have received numerous teaching awards including the Marvin Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award, the Brady Superior Teaching Award, the Doctoral Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award.
Each semester, a few lucky students will be accepted for this unique opportunity on the basis of their previous academic record at the University of Utah, successful completion of MGMT 3680, as well as the strength of the learning expected in the newly acquired internship or recent promotion in a current position.