Today’s manager must make effective decisions in the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in an increasingly complex, diverse, and dynamic environment.
Students are not permitted to complete both the minor in management and the business administration major with an emphasis in management; they must choose one or the other.
In establishing the undergraduate minor in Management, ODU faculty anticipated three types of students to be drawn to courses in administration:
- Students who wish to learn about the management of organizations as a way of preparing for a career in business;
- Students preparing for careers in other fields that require some knowledge of management; and
- Students who expect to go on to graduate work in management who wish early guidance and undergraduate work appropriate to this career objective.