General Management Major

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What is General Management?

Management has traditionally been about planning, organizing and leading. It still is, but it has also become much more than that. Management means working through others to accomplish goals. Today’s managers are people-oriented, creative, adaptable – strong communicators who deal effectively with rapidly changing environments, work successfully with small and large teams, live and work by principles of ethics and social responsibility, and are aware of our responsibility to the environment.

As a general management major, you will have a broad background in all areas of management and maximum flexibility to choose courses that fit your personal and career interests. In addition to the required courses, the major includes six 3000- or 4000-level Management electives.

Why complete a General Management major?

Many choose the general management major because it provides a comprehensive understanding of management that can take them anywhere. Others choose it because of the opportunity to design their own programs. Some plan to start their own businesses. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, then a broad-based understanding of business will position you to succeed.


What courses will I take in a General Management major?

What can I do with a General Management major?

Learn more about a career in General Management

What programs offer a General Management major?

When you apply to the U of L for admission, you apply to a program (degree or certificate) and a major. A General Management major is available in the following programs:

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