Requirements for the Management Studies Concentration

Management Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offering a contract concentration in Management Studies that can be earned in conjunction with any academic major.

The Management Studies Concentration is arranged by individual contract.

The concentration includes:
(1) a five-course program of study;
(2) two Experiential Learning requirements
(3) Career Preparation (two informational interviews, vocational vision, course and skill reflection, resume, practice interview, and networking participation).
(4) a LinkedIn Profile

I. Course Requirements

Students meet with a member of the Management Studies faculty to develop a five-course program of study which includes three core and two elective courses. Core courses for the Management Studies Concentration include Economics 121, Management Studies 225 and 251. Electives include an additional management studies course and an approved course from another department on campus or a study abroad program. The following handout provides a list of accepted Management Studies Concentration Electives from outside the department.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all of the five courses. These five courses cannot be taken S/U. The student must also declare the Management Studies Concentration with the Registrar.

II. Experiential Learning

The Management Studies Concentration includes two required experiences in which the student can apply management or financial principles to real world problems. These are:
1. A required internship or approved significant work experience and
2. An experiential learning activity (second work experience, volunteer, entrepreneurial, or leadership experience, etc.)
See Sample Experiential Activities here!
The Piper Center for Vocation and Career provides a variety of resources and support to assist students with these requirements.

III. Capstone Requirements

Students are required to attend the Capstone Project Workshop and complete a capstone project in their senior year to get started on the career planning process, identify career options and access opportunities. Working closely with the Piper Center and Management Studies faculty, students will complete the following activities that will be uploaded on Moodle:
1. Develop a Vocational Vision
2. Provide a synopsis of two required informational interviews and experiential learning activities
3. Develop a robust, professional LinkedIn profile
4. Complete a mock interview with Piper Center staff
5. Participate in one of the following Piper Center programs (Highly Recommended)
6. Provide a Coursework and Skills Reflection
7. Upload a resume that has been reviewed by a Peer Advisor and/or a Coach in the Piper Center.
The following handout provides specific requirements for the completion of the Management Studies Capstone 2016-2017-1.