- Offered as:
- Graduate program
The management major has been developed for students interested in pursuing a career as a professional manager. In addition to learning vital management skills such as planning, organizing, leadership, and organizational control, students will gain marketable skills by choosing one of two tracks.
- The human resource management (HRM) track provides skills in areas such as selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, and compensating employees.
- The innovation and change (I&C) track provides skills in areas such as managing innovation in networks and teams and managing organizational change processes.
Specialization tracks available
- Strengths of the program
- Four full-time advisors are available to assist in students' academic planning.
- WSU's Carson College of Business is among only 2% of business programs worldwide whose programs are fully accredited by AACSB International (the world's foremost business accreditation) at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
- All business and courses are in a centralized, state-of-the-art building with wireless computing capability throughout.
- Learn from internationally recognized professors. Management faculty are ranked among the top 20 for published research output.
- WSU's management faculty form close relationships with students, bring current research into courses, and provide career guidance.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For students in management
Students qualify for scholarships from the Carson College of Business and the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship.
- Campus organizations and activities
Management students are welcome to join any of eleven student clubs that are affiliated with the Carson College of Business.
- Internships and career placements
A wide variety of internships are available for juniors and seniors for a summer, semester, or full academic year.
The Carson Center for Professional Development provides numerous options for students to develop personal and professional skills that go beyond academics, and to seek internships and jobs.
WSU students can benefit from career fairs that bring recruiters to campus and the region each year to talk about opportunities. The University also maintains a database of organizations seeking student interns.
- Careers in business management
A major in management prepares students for work in manufacturing, service, for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations.
Typically, graduates start in entry-level positions that can include (but are not limited to) management-training programs, supervisory positions, section or team leaders, or junior management positions.
Graduates have accepted jobs at large organizations such as Battelle, Boeing, Boise Cascade, Enterprise, Ferguson, Microsoft, and Weyerhaeuser. They have also accepted jobs at smaller organizations, gone into family firms, or started their own business.