Management involves creating and maintaining a competitive advantage, requires winning customers, motivating employees, and managing organizations in new and unique ways. Effective management of human potential and creativity is the foundation of a successful business strategy.

The Iowa State University management program helps graduates develop effective interpersonal skills, foster decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking, and familiarize themselves with a variety of business environments. The skills developed can be applied to a career in personnel management, organizational behavior, production, international and small business, healthcare, government agencies, financial institutions, telecommunications, hospitality, education, entrepreneurship, and organizational leadership.

Sample Job Titles for Management Majors

  • Assistant Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Management Trainee
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Area Manager

Companies that Hire Management Majors

  • Wells Fargo
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Target
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“I decided to major in management because I really like the communication and people side of an organization. I love that within the management program we are able to take a variety of classes that cover a range of topics which include ethics, diversity, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, international management, and even human resource management.”

Brylee Groskreutz, '17 Management

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