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What is Management?
Management is the process of getting activities completed efficiently and effectively with, and through, other people. Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting are all key factors and aspects of the overall function of an organization’s management.
Opportunities in Management
Areas: Human Resources, Labor Relations, Benefits and Compensation Management, General Management, Leadership, International Management, Strategic Planning and Implementation and Recruiting
Employers: Energy Companies, Government Agencies, Financial Institutions, Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing Firms, Nonprofit Organizations, Service Industries
BS in Management
The Bachelor of Science in Management is a 120-hour program with several learning objectives for students:
- Evaluate a firm’s competitive environment
- Evaluate a firm's resources and capabilities
- Identify important managerial issues
- Address issues of implementation
- Communicate managerial issues and arguments effectively
Management majors must select one of the following concentrations:
Human Resource Management
The human resource management concentration requires students take nine hours of advanced HR focused classes which can include Employee Selection & Placement, Compensation Administration and Legal Issues in HRM plus six hours of electives. HR Concentration requirements are aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's Curriculum Guidelines.
The international management concentration allows students to build their knowledge and skill in international management. Coursework is taken within the management department and in other departments to build the student's understanding of the complexity of international management and the cultural context of business.
The strategic leadership concentration provides students with a broad-based understanding of the role of management and leadership in today's business environment. It focuses on such topics as decision making, the leadership role of the CEO, and dealing with management successes and failures.
LSU Honors College provides the opportunity for exceptional students to earn the upper-division honors distinction along with the bachelor's in management.