Business leaders and big picture thinkers
Management professionals must successfully navigate the numerous challenges businesses face in a modern economy. We’ll teach you the strategies and critical thinking skills necessary to assess an organization’s unique operational needs. And you’ll learn how to be an effective and efficient leader in one of two specialized tracks: human resource management (HRM) and operations and supply chain management (OSCM).
You’ll learn to assess an organization’s unique operational needs and how to apply a variety of management strategies to ensure greater efficiency. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and you’ll hone those skills during group work and with cultural awareness and behavioral courses that train you to lead a diverse team of employees.
Through an array of internship opportunities, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in a professional setting. And our job fairs and alumni networking events will introduce you to representatives from throughout the business world including prominent management consulting firms like Deloitte, Bain and KPMG. Additionally, you'll leave with a meaningful portfolio of applied projects, giving you an advantage as you embark on your career.
“One of my course requirements was to participate in an international experience, so I chose to go to Delhi, India for a month-and-a-half with an organized group. There, I learned about a variety of community health projects while gaining cultural competency skills that I can now apply to the classroom and my career in health care management. Coming from a small town in New Hampshire, I would have never imagined I would have the opportunity to do something like this before arriving at Quinnipiac.”Dori Horne ’17, MBA ‘18
International business major Adem Ceylan ’16, MBA ’17, first learned about supply chain management in a course he took while studying abroad in Turkey in 2014. The experience prompted him to pursue a minor in supply chain management, a decision that would ultimately set the stage for his future.
Thanks to department contacts, Ceylan secured an internship for Hubbell Inc., an international electronics manufacturer. The knowledge and abilities he showcased left an indelible impression on the company. After completing his MBA — again, with a focus on supply chain management — he was offered a position as a sourcing agent and project coordinator at Hubbell, and the company now recruits regularly at the Quinnipiac campus career fair.
“Every one of my supply chain classes helped prepare me for that internship,” Ceylan said. “The regular advice I got from the professors in the management department helped immensely.”
In his time at Quinnipiac, Ceylan worked with his classmates to develop a Supply Chain Analytics Club, as well as bring a student chapter of APICS, the premier international association for supply chain management, to the campus. He hopes that current students will continue his efforts.
“I truly believe that clubs like this, coupled with relationships with professional organizations will give our future students a leg up against the competition,” he said.
“I'm grateful to Quinnipiac for introducing me to life-long friends and giving me experiences that now shape the way I think and live my life. I make it known how proud I am to be a Bobcat because of all the joy and memories Quinnipiac has left me with over the years.”Tyler WalshManagement '17, MBA '18
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Ensuring smoothness and efficiency
In the Operations and Supply Chain Management track, students learn to identify, analyze and fix any tactical and operational issues that companies and organizations of all kinds may be facing, thereby maximizing savings and overall profitability.
By examining complex information and interpreting raw data, analysts mitigate waste in every segment of their employer’s supply chain. Their expertise preserves an efficient daily transition of goods and services from point of origin all the way to point of consumption. They enjoy careers as inventory and supply managers; sales and operations planners; and logistics and fulfillment officers, among many others.
The power of a professional network
We work closely with the New Haven Chapter of APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management. APICS is the nation’s leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence and innovation.
In addition to connecting with a global network of 45,000 supply chain professionals, students who join APICS have access to a lengthy list of professional resources and other opportunities to expand their knowledge of the field, accelerate their development and kick start their careers. These include:
- Local and online educational events
- Access to cutting-edge APICS research reports
- A members-only job board, mentor center and career resources
- Case competitions
- Complementary registration to local chapter events and the APICS annual conference
“I now work for Hubbell Inc. full time as a life cycle coordinator in their operations department. I truly believe that it is because of all the information I learned and experiences I gained at Quinnipiac that led me to this job. I now find myself every day at work referring back to something I learned in a supply chain class or from talking to a professor.”Joseph Boninti '16, MBA '17
We teach the skills and provide the connections
Management students keep their future careers in sight at all times, and start compiling a meaningful portfolio of applied projects as soon as they begin their studies. They also have access to an array of career enhancing resources, including a powerful internship network and student groups such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Learning about global business trends cannot be confined to a single classroom – time zone. Thanks to study abroad and immersion trip opportunities, students may experience management practices utilized by businesses both large and small all over the world, and make international perspective and cultural immersion a central part of their education.
Taking the national stage
Locally, regionally and globally, our students put their skills and knowledge to work. They organize and execute the yearly student-run Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum; bring valid business ideas to life in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE); and regularly take part in numerous campus-based and national competitions.
Learning across the disciplines
We regularly host Meeting of the Minds, an interdisciplinary roundtable event that examines important business and societal topics. This invitation-only event brings the brightest young minds from all business programs together with students from engineering, biomedical sciences, occupational therapy and others to analyze and discuss a range of relevant topics.
At the Meeting of the Minds, you’ll learn firsthand how your discipline overlaps with others, and how to leverage combined perspectives to approach and offer solutions to significant and complex issues. Past events have covered such topics as environmentally sustainable management practices, the convergence of business and public health practices and the relationships between technological advances and public safety.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Management Curriculum
Students majoring in management are required to complete 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|MG 301||Group and Virtual Team Processes||3|
|MG 302||Human Resource Management||3|
|MG 321||Decision Making for Managers||3|
|MG 335||Project Management||3|
|MG 402||Management Senior Seminar||3|
|Select 15 credits||15|
|Select one of the following:||15|
Complete Human Resource Management (HRM) Track
Complete Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Track
Complete General Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) Track
|MG 306||Staffing: Recruitment, Selection and Placement||3|
|MG 311||Advancing Employment Relations||3|
|MG 345||Training and Development||3|
|MG 355||Compensation and Benefits||3|
|IB 352||International Management||3|
|May substitute any Management (MG) elective (not included in MG core) in place of one of the five courses above. If MG 488 Internship is selected, must be in HRM area.|
Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Track
|MG 340||Supply Chain Logistics and Technology||3|
|MG 341||Service Operations Management||3|
|MG 342||Supply Chain Analytics||3|
|IB 345||Global Supply Chain||3|
|Select one Management (MG) elective (not included in MG core)||3|
|Requires completion of five courses from Management (MG) level 200 or higher (not included in the MG core)||15|
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of management program graduates:
- 2017-18: 60
- 2016-17: 58
- 2015-16: 41
- 2014-15: 42
- 2013-14: 26
Student enrollment in management in 2017-2018: 217
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for management program graduates: $56,500