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Business Majors and Minors

Management Major

Effective managers are essential to successful teams, business units, and organizations. Skilled managers must understand the challenges of management and be able to execute a varied set of competencies. Managers:

  • Understand their own capabilities and develop the potential in others.
  • Recruit and deploy talent, build teams, provide appropriate structure and incentives, and lead organizational change.
  • Monitor their environment and seize upon opportunities when they arise.
  • Understand that creating and sustaining effective organizations is a constant process of learning and renewal.
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Theory and practice come together when you study management at Linfield College. You'll review the work of great leaders and analyze cases of leadership failure. You'll learn about the rich history of management theory and apply it to contemporary business situations.

Assessing your interpersonal skill set will lay the groundwork for your own approach to leading. You'll work with others to develop team charters, design team building exercises, and practice resolving conflict. You'll hone your skills in interviewing others, deliver persuasive arguments in writing and in oral presentations, and defend choices made in the execution of business strategy.

In all, your management coursework will provide a foundation for positions in general management, human resources, training and development, recruitment, and business consulting in for-profit, non-profit, and public management settings.

Management major coursework

  • Completion of the Business Core
  • BNMG 405 Human Resource Management

Management electives; choose at least two:

  • BNMG 380 Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • BNMG 409 Leadership
  • BNMG 410 International Management GP
  • BNMG 415 Business, Ethics & Society
  • BNMG 423 Entrepreneurship
  • BNMG 436 Topics in Management* 2topics have included: Leadership, Team Dynamics
  • BNSS 440 Business Law II
  • BNSS 480 Independent Study in Management***student created, professor supervised
  • BNSS 485 Seminar***
  • BNSS 486 Interdisciplinary Seminar**,***
  • BNSS 487 Management Internship**
  • TCCA 340 Persuasion & Social Influence

*May be repeated for credit with different content
**If the topic is closely related to management as determined by the supervising instructor
***Only one of BNSS 480, 485, and 486 may count toward the major 

Considering a minor or double major?

Often Linfield management majors will add a minor, or double major, such as: Psychology, Sociology. or Modern Languages

Questions about our Management major?

Contact our Admission Office to connect you with one of our management professors to learn more.  In addition to teaching management, each has worked as a manager and conducts research in the field of management.