Management

Management

Did you run a lemonade stand as a kid? Do you like team activities like school sports? Do you find yourself in leadership positions in extracurricular activities such as student government? Every organization (from Apple to Amazon to the American Red Cross) needs good managers and a degree in management will provide a solid foundation for future success in any industry you choose.

About

Management is about how to get things done with people and teams to reach organizational goals. Management students learn important analytical, communication and influence skills to motivate others. 

Why Management is in Demand:

  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers consistently ranks management majors among the highest paid business graduates at the bachelor's degree level.
  • Management majors are excellent candidates for graduate school and professional studies.
  • According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for management analysts are projected to grow faster than the national average from 2012 to 2022. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • Strong written and verbal communication, critical thinking, leadership and time management are valued skills in any career.

Is it for me?

Are you:

  • Hard working?
  • Willing to challenge yourself?
  • Open-minded?
  • Interested in managing people and helping them be their best?

Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Management

1.
Gold standard accreditation.   The Kania School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest standard of achievement for business schools around the world.
2.
Dedicated faculty.   Interaction between students and faculty members is a valuable part of the learning process. It’s less about lecturing and more about engagement. Scranton professors are facilitators in classroom discussions and bring practical as well as academic experience to the table. Many have international backgrounds, infusing a global perspective needed for management in today’s global business environment.
3.
Collegiality.   Students appreciate the strong community and atmosphere at Scranton. In the management program, the largest class has 35 students. Faculty members are able to give a high level of personal attention to students which results in better learning outcomes. Some faculty even give their cell phone numbers to students!
4.
Jesuit principles.   Ethical decision-making is important in all courses. In the tradition of Jesuit Education, faculty and students strive for excellence, value the individual and practice self-reflection as part of learning.
5.
Hands-on learning.   Experiential exercises, student presentations, simulations and team activities are embedded in coursework. Brennan Hall features technologically advanced classrooms and management students are encouraged to explore the Bloomberg terminals in our Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center, which provides real-time financial data and news feeds.

What distinguishes Scranton students? They are so eager to learn – like sponges for knowledge and experience!

-Alan Brumagim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Preparing You For Personal & Professional Successplus or minus

    You'll learn how to:

    • Motivate and lead individuals and groups of people
    • Plan effective structures for organizations and projects
    • Analyze and solve problems
    • Design or improve systems
    • Communicate well through written and spoken word
    • Utilize technology in management
    • Make ethical decisions
    • Maintain a global perspective 

    Internships

    Management majors are not required, but are encouraged to complete internships to put their learning into action by working in a professional environment. Internships can be completed in junior or senior year during the regular semester, summer or January intersession. Assistant Director of Internships at KSOM provides dedicated support to facilitate obtaining and completing internships.  The Office of Development at Scranton lists internship opportunities, but students can pursue them on their own as well.

    Management students have interned in the following organizations, plus many more:

    • AXA Equitable
    • Biz Tech
    • E.O.N. - SMS Beverages
    • Eureka, Inc. | Tokyo, Japan
    • Leaders Financial Company
    • Northwestern Mutual
    • River Valley Workforce Institute
    • Significa Corporation
    • The Macquarie Group
    • Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
    • Condron and Company
    • Enterprise
    • Independence Blue Cross
    • Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
    • Pinstripe Bowl - Yankee Stadium
    • RMR Wealth Builders
    • Source One Management Services LLC
    • Wayne House Designs
  • What You'll Learnplus or minus

    Curriculum

    Students may choose a specific track or general studies of management. Management of Structure and Systems and Management of People and Teams are the tracks available with prescribed electives. Students begin to specialize in their junior year.

    In order to provide a solid foundation for future success, students learn the fundamentals of business with required courses in economics, accounting, statistics, management, marketing and policy. General electives and electives within the department allow each student to customize his/her management degree.

    Click here to see the curriculum.

  • Pursue Your Passion and Make a Differenceplus or minus

    Management skills are not only valuable but essential across all facets of society.

    Many people think of management in brand-name businesses like Wal-Mart or Under Armour, but every organization you can think of needs managers – and good ones! Imagine your favorite baseball or football team without stellar management. What would happen to world-class museums like the Louvre or the Smithsonian without managers to organize volunteers? Can you picture emergency rooms in hospitals without managers to ensure everything runs smoothly?

    One of the benefits of Scranton is that you will be prepared to pursue a career in specific industries that are meaningful to you personally. Maybe you will want to apply your management knowledge to the corporate world or in government, education or healthcare.

    No matter what industry you choose, skills you learn at Scranton will help you make a meaningful difference. Our goal is to develop managers who will ensure efficient and responsible management – balancing people, planet and profit.

    Don’t want to wait until graduation? At Scranton, students begin to contribute to society long before they begin their field of interest. There are numerous ways to get involved on campus through clubs, internships and student research.

Careers

Where will management take me?

Management students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience. Some of the positions they may find after graduation include:

  • Project managers
  • Executive trainees
  • Managers, assistant managers, management trainees in industry, government, education, health care, nonprofit or other organizations

Top Graduate Schools

Many management majors continue at Scranton to earn their MBA. For specific information, click here.

A few other graduate schools that have admitted recent management graduates include:

  • Cornell University Law School
  • Duquesne School of Law
  • Rosemont College
  • University of Akron

Leading Employers:

You’ll find Scranton graduates working a wide range of companies and organizations including:

  • ACA Compliance
  • AIG
  • AXA Advisors
  • Arpin Van Lines
  • Canon Business Solutions
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Creative Financial Group
  • Hometron NJ
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Source One Management
  • The Walt Disney Company

How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge

A strong alumni network can help management graduates make important connections for internships and employment. Plus, the Executive in Residence program and guest speakers give students insight into the business world from successful professionals. 

Management students have opportunities to learn and gain self-confidence even beyond the scope of the academic program. Students have opportunities to work collaboratively, which is solid training for the management field.

Take the Next Step

For More Information

Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Fax: 570-941-7572
admissions@scranton.edu

Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department
Satya Chattopadhyay
Chair, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
(570) 941-6196
satya.chattopadhyay@scranton.edu