Welcome to the Management Department

Do you want to be a leader, a problem-solver, and a visionary? Do you want to learn how to manage people, projects, and resources effectively? Do you want to explore the diverse and dynamic world of business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should major in management. Management is the art and science of getting things done through others. It is a skill that can be applied to any industry, sector, or organization. Whether you want to start your own business, work for a multinational corporation, or join a non-profit, management will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. Majoring in management will also open up many opportunities for your personal and professional growth. You will develop critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and ethical decision-making skills. You will also network with peers, professors, and industry experts who can help you achieve your goals. Don't miss this chance to shape your future and make a difference in the world. Major in management today!

Why Study Management at Radford

Outstanding faculty: Ready to unlock your full potential as a strategic thinker, problem solver, and change agent? The Management department–led by a team of renowned professors who are industry experts–offers a dynamic curriculum that blends theory with real-world application. From mastering the art of effective communication and negotiation to honing your skills in strategic planning, organizational behavior, and decision-making, our comprehensive program prepares you to lead with confidence and impact.

Real-world learning opportunities: It's not just about classroom learning! Our department provides abundant opportunities for experiential learning, internships, and collaborative projects, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real business settings and build a robust professional network.

State-of-the-art facilities: You'll have access to cutting-edge technologies and industry partnerships that enrich your learning experience and give you a competitive edge in the job market. Within 6 months of graduation, over 83% of our students obtain a job or get admitted to graduate school.

A focus on social issues: In the Management department, we celebrate diversity and foster a supportive and inclusive community. You'll be part of a vibrant cohort of ambitious and different-minded peers, engaging in stimulating discussions, team-based activities, and cultural exchanges that broaden your perspectives and enhance your leadership skills. Our graduates leave with the skills and perspectives needed to help develop organizations that achieve high levels of performance while making a significant difference in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Management Concentrations

The Management Major offers students the opportunity to develop the competencies and leadership skills needed for success in a wide variety of in demand careers.  Students can gain general management skills or specialize in entrepreneurship, human resource management, or data analytics.  In all cases, the students have the opportunity to engage with experienced faculty dedicated to student success. 

The management major provides students the opportunity to develop the high demand competencies required to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve high levels of performance. These competencies include many of the job skills forecasted to be most in demand in the future. These include highly valued soft skills such as communications, change management, leadership, professional development, planning, influencing, decision making, problem solving, people development. It also includes some of the fastest growing career areas in business including innovation and design thinking, supply chain management, operations management, artificial intelligence, data analysis and presentation, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurship. As a result, management majors are highly sought after by employers in a wide variety of industries for a wide variety of jobs. To select the general managment concentration, click here.

Our Management degree with a concentration in Human Resources is designed to provide students the skill sets needed to address current issues within the human resources field and to provide students who want to work as professionals in human resources management the opportunity to obtain industry recognized certification. To select the human resources concentration, click here

Our Management degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship provides students the opportunity to learn the skills and mindset needed to effectively create, own, and manage their own business or to act as intrapreneurial leaders within existing organizations. To select the Entrepreneurship concentration, click here

Alumni Testimonials

Entrepreneurial Highlander, Lee Bradshaw. 

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The College of Business and Economics and the Department of Management is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than one third of U.S. business schools, and only about 5 percent worldwide, have achieved business and/or accounting accreditation from AACSB.

 

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