Department of Managerial Studies

Contact Information: 
Campus Location: 2203 University Hall (UH), Undergraduate Programs: 1118 UH 
(312) 996-2700 
Entrepreneurship:, Management:

Department Head, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim

The Department of Managerial Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Management.

BS in Entrepreneurship

The field of entrepreneurship provides knowledge of new venture opportunities, methods for creating and growing enterprises, and the role of entrepreneurship and young or smaller firms in economic development and the world economy. The program will help prepare students to create their own ventures, work in professional sectors that serve small or young businesses, or contribute significantly to the success of businesses in which they are employed.

BS in Human Resource Management

The BS in Human Resource Management prepares students to hold positions in a broad range of areas such as recruiter, benefits manager, trainer, job analyst, compensation analyst, and diversity manager.

BS in Management

The field of management is concerned with the effective organization, development, and administration of business and other organizations. Students receive both theoretical and practical preparation for a variety of responsible managerial and specialist positions. The degree program in management emphasizes analytical thinking for effective decision making and broad preparation for leadership positions. In addition, students are also able to choose among four concentrations depending upon their interests and career focus:

  • Leadership and Managerial Competencies
  • Management Consulting
  • Managerial Logistics

Employment opportunities include general management positions in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries; staff positions in human resources management and industrial relations departments; and management positions in transportation and physical distribution.


See Academic Honors in College of Business Administration section.