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Management

Good Starts HereThink that management skills only apply to business?  Think again.  The same range of skills needed by corporations are needed in the public and nonprofit sectors, as well.  Student majoring in Management through SPEA develop skills needed to manage projects and people, and study the factors that contribute to operations in the public sector: labor relations, community development, urban problems, budgeting, and much more.

What's the difference between SPEA's Management major and its other "Management" fields of study, like Public Management and Environmental Management?

Our Management major is very broad.  Students can choose from a wide variety of coursework to build the plan of study that best fits their needs.  They can concentrate on some subjects or keep a wide perspective.

What's the difference between SPEA Management and business management?

Great question.  Business management tends to have a strict focus on the private sector--on corporate arenas.  SPEA Management focuses on the public and nonprofit sectors--on government, from local to federal, and nonprofit organizations.  You may also encounter coursework dealing with the environment, with health resources, and with domestic and international policy.  Many of the skills are the same, but the focus is different.  Still--these skills prepare our students to work in the private sector if they choose, and to develop careers that weave through the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

What coursework do I need with a Management major?

Major Courses for Management for students matriculating to IUB summer 2012 and before

Major Courses for Management for students matriculating to IUB fall 2012 and later

Important to Note: In Summer 2011, IUB implemented new General Education requirements.  Students already admitted to IUB prior to summer 2011 (even if they were not yet admitted to SPEA) will continue to follow our existing degree requirements; requirements for students admitted to IUB summer 2011 and later will utilize the new requirements that take the new campus GenEd into account.

General Education Requirements for students matriculating to IUB prior to summer 2011

General Education Requirements for students matriculating to IUB summer 2011 and later

What kind of a career could I expect with a Management major?

SPEA is fortunate to have a dedicated Office of Career Services to help you plan your career after SPEA.  Take a look at what real SPEA students have gone on to do with a major in Management!