The Management Program
Successful organizations know how to manage people and resources efficiently to accomplish organizational goals and keep those goals in tune with changes in the external environment. Management specifies the coordination and integration of work activities with and through other people. Management understands the four major functions of business management (i.e., planning, organizing, leading and controlling), and how individuals, teams and program managers implement strategies effectively, efficiently and ethically.
The McKenna School management department is one of the only departments in the United States to offer students in-depth training in Operational Excellence and cutting edge training in Management Information Systems.
What Can I Do With a Degree in Management?
McKenna School management majors have obtained jobs in a wide variety of occupations (e.g., banking, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits and government) as noted in the Internships and Careers section. In addition, graduates have pursued advanced degrees in law, public administration and business.
- In addition to human resources management and project management, the management major features Operational Excellence infusion with application to the service and manufacturing industries. The program is strongly linked to the McKenna School’s Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence, which runs a cooperative program for OE minors.
- The McKenna School offers SAP Business One certification. SAP’s comprehensive business software suite is utilized by thousands of prominent world class companies such as Kennametal Inc., Heinz Corporation, KPMG, Latrobe Specialty Metal Co. Siemens.