The mission of the management emphasis is to offer business students a curriculum that will prepare them to be effective managers; to equip them with critical thinking skills which will provide them with the knowledge to manage organizations and work with employees; to learn development skills to effectively lead people and manage projects; and to be valuable contributions to their organization and society.

Within the management emphasis, students gain extensive knowledge of basic business practices, focusing on coordinating efforts of people in order to accomplish goals & objectives, by using available resources effectively & efficiently. Critical thinking skills are instilled in students so that can better understand various theories and concepts involved in becoming a successful manager. Real-world examples & case studies are used to help students make the transition from the classroom into the corporate world. There are opportunities for students to participate in state wide Business Plan Competitions, international trips, & to achieve high recognition through CAPSIM Business Strategy Simulation.

A degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in management will allow students to move into the corporate world in many different areas. They will have the foundation to allow them to manage human resources, the operation of a business, and move up the career ladder successfully. Students from Concord who have had an emphasis in management have gone on to become Human Resource professionals, pastors, to work for the federal government, to be expatriates, and to be entrepreneurs in a variety of fields, both in the United States and internationally.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2016-2026 with median salaries roughly $100,790.

In addition to the Assurance of Learning Goals for the Business Administration Program, the management emphasis identifies the following learning objectives:

Identify the elements of organizational systems Interpret group and individual behavior in organizations including diversity, attitude, communication, job satisfaction, personality, perceptions, decision making, and motivational theories MGT 305 (I)

MGT 306 (M)

Explain the role of human resource management Evaluate human resource problems and determine appropriate solutions MGT 305 (I)

MGT 308 (M)

Describe the elements of  operations management Analyze and apply project management, forecasting, and the ten strategic operations management decisions BGEN 335 (I)

MGT 441 (M)

Explain the role of information systems Demonstrate the use of information systems to analyze and solve business problems BGEN 222 (I)

BGEN 311 (M)

Introductory Level (I) Mastery Level (M)