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Effective managers are leaders who learn as fast as the world is changing. If you tend to lead by example, have an infectiously positive attitude, great focus and a high level of drive, a major in management at Linfield will sharpen your talents for guiding successful teams in any setting.

This program is offered on our McMinnville campus through the School of Business or fully online through Online and Continuing Education (OCE).

As a management major at Linfield

you might take:

Organizational Behavior and Management

Introduction to human behavior in organizations, and management of business and organizational behavior within global and ethical contexts. (BNMG 310)

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Psychological principles applied to business: employee attitudes, job analysis, recruiting, performance evaluation, design and evaluation of training systems, and organizational change and development. (BNMG 380)

Human Resources Management

Administration of human resource strategies: staffing, labor relations, safety and health, compensation, training development and career planning. Evaluate cultural and ethical issues, and global influences on staff and organizations. (BNMG 405)

On-campus versus online program

What happens beyond the classroom

  • Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills
  • Meet with business professionals throughout the Portland-Metro area on field trips with your peers and professors
  • Study abroad in Europe, Asia or Australia through programs designed for management majors
  • Meet and network with local and regional business professionals through guest speaker panels, roundtables and presentations
  • Join the Business Student Association (BSA) and similar student-run clubs and organizations in leadership positions.

What to expect online

  • Fully online: Live, work and study where you want
  • 10-week terms: More than 70% of our online students graduate in less than three years
  • Competitive tuition: $495 per semester credit and $220 online fee per term

Learn more about our OCE

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What you can do with a management degree from Linfield

The world of management provides a broad opportunity for Linfield graduates. Here are a few career possibilities you may consider:

  • Administrative service manager
  • Store, department or unit manager
  • Business development director
  • Project manager
  • Recruiting/staffing specialist
  • Sales representative, manager or director

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Have questions about studying management at Linfield University? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Virlena Crosley
Virlena Crosley
Associate Dean, Department Chair and Associate Professor
Linfield University School of Business, T.J. Day Hall