Students majoring in business management study a broad range of topics such as human resources management, organizational behavior, production/operations management, statistics, strategic planning and other elements of the field of management. The program provides flexibility in that students can take a variety of electives to customize their major whether focusing on accounting, economics, finance, human resource administration, and/or marketing.
The management major has the following basic components: WVU Tech’s general education foundation (GEF), business core, and restricted/free electives. First, WVU Tech’s GEF provides a foundation in the liberal arts, sciences, and math while exposing students to a broader world view. Second, the business core provides students with a common set of business tools and a body of business skills and knowledge necessary in the field of management and leadership. Third, the major offers restricted and free electives which enable students to focus their studies on additional areas of interest within the field of business.
Through management courses, business management majors develop critical communication skills (written and verbal), learn to integrate and synthesize information, and improve upon leadership capabilities. WVU Tech’s business management major is distinctive in that it focuses on the traditional managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
For information about minors offered in the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, visit the minors section of our catalog.