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The management program provides the skill and knowledge for students who will assume leadership roles in business. This program prepares them for various managerial positions. Students choose from one of four areas of emphasis in management: hospitality management, human resource management, international business and small business/entrepreneurship.

Career Profile

A graduate with a degree in management has many career options to choose among, including operations manager, project manager, employment manager, industrial relations supervisor and director of public relations. A degree in management is also an excellent foundation for anyone interested in owning a small business or pursuing independent entrepreneurial ventures.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

BCOR 199 Introduction to Business CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications HIST 101 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1600 SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology MATH 126 College Algebra

Senior Year

ACCT 331 Managerial Accounting HRMG 470 Conflict Management BCOR 380 Business Ethics RELG 102 Introduction to World Religions PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The College of Business and Economics has held continuous accreditation by AACSB International since 1954. This accreditation assures students and prospective employers that the College’s programs adhere to the highest standards of excellence in nationally recognized business programs. Of the more than 2,000 business programs in the country, 530 hold AACSB business accreditation.

Alumni Profile

Edward C. Bright

This Summersville, W.Va., native answered the call of entrepreneurial adventure as a teen, when he launched a fishing bait business. He earned a degree in business management from WVU in 1960, where he gained leadership experience as president of his class, the Inter-Fraternity Council, and his fraternity. While still in college, he started a business photographing churches for Christmas cards. When he graduated, he and his brother expanded this business into Bright of America, an international fund-raising graphics and marketing firm with 500 employees and over $20 million in sales.

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