About the B.S. in Management & Industrial Relations
The Management and Industrial Relations major prepares graduates to enter the workplace as supervisors, operations managers, human resources technicians, and start-up entrepreneurs. The program prepares students to take advantage of opportunities in the global job market. Research, special project, and independent study permit each student to fit the major to their personal interests, values, and aspirations. The operational issue, as well as broad management policy concerns, are emphasized, assuring the relevance of studies to a student’s starting position and readiness for growth in any organization, domestic or global.
The program offers flexibility in the selection of electives to fulfill the major requirements. After completion of required courses, the student may elect courses in small business and entrepreneurship, advanced operations management, human resource skills and programs, labor law and conflict management, to complete the major. Students following an entrepreneurial studies track, for instance, would take courses in small business, advanced operations management, and labor law; and complete an independent study focused on the preparation of a comprehensive business.
- Learn how to work effectively with people in an organization
- Learn the management principles necessary to pursue entry-level positions
- Learn how to effectively communicate
- Develop an understanding of organizational processes