Management Major

Climb the corporate ladder. Or start your own business.

Do you want to pursue a career in one of the fastest growing fields for business majors? Learn from professors with extensive consulting and management experience? Then consider Nichols Management program.

Through the program, you will . . .

How do we prepare you to do this? By providing you with access to . . .

Instruction from professors with real-world experience

Management professors bring their successful management experiences to their classes, including . . .

Access to the latest developments in the field

New course content, case studies and projects in the following areas . . .

Impressive Internships

Internships provide you with the real-world experience and contacts you need to land a job in this highly competitive field. Nichols students have completed internships in the following companies:

Career Success!

Lauren E. Koenig

Class of 2012: Andrew McCluskey
Position: Social Media Manager, Sodexo

My management classes prepared me to take on this manager position by giving me the opportunity to apply management principles to current events. The business world changes so much, so I found this discussion and debate more beneficial than just the textbook content. Because of my professor’s expertise, we were also able to benefit from his experience while examining different situations. This helped prepare me to express my viewpoint clearly and concisely when I graduated.


Class of 2012: David Bongiorni
Position: Logistics Manager, Target

When David graduated in 2012, he interviewed and was offered positions at 3 companies; he ultimately chose Target.

I have been able to apply all of my management classes to my current job, especially the Operations Management class. Because of the small classes, I developed a good rapport with the professors and knew they were invested in my success. I also appreciated that the management professors had worked in high-ranking positions within the field, so they were able to speak from their own experiences.

Nichols Management alumni are employed at successful companies including:


Management majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives and these required specialization courses:

HRM 213
Human Resource Management
3 Hours, 1 Semester

This course introduces students to the fundamental practices involved in effective human resource management, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, compensation, employment law, and employee rights. HR theory and practice is emphasized within the context of improving organizational productivity and developing employee potential.
Prerequisite: MGMT 100

MGMT 378
Entrepreneurial Management
3 Hours, 1 Semester

This course provides fundamental knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, both of which focus on the process of establishing and successfully operating a new business. Entrepreneurship is setting up a freestanding new business and accepting the risks of time, effort, and money associated with such a venture. Intrapreneurship is forming a new business within an organizational setting where the sponsoring organization assumes the risks and the ownership of the outcome.
Prerequisite: MGMT 226

MGMT 388
International Management
3 Hours, 1 Semester

Examines management theory and practice as applied to business activities that cross national boundaries. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of strategic, cultural, behavioral, functional, legal, and socio-ethnical aspects of international management in a global economy with multinational business enterprises.
Prerequisite: MGMT 226

MGMT 389
Management of Innovation and Change
3 Hours, 1 Semester

This course focuses on the strategies and tactics for conceiving, developing, initiating and managing innovation and change within an established corporate structure. Topics include attributes of corporate entrepreneurs, bases of creativity and innovation, interpersonal and inter- departmental relationships, promoting innovation and change within the corporate structure, organizational politics, strategic organizational changes, and corporate culture.
Prerequisite: MGMT 226

MGMT 429
Current Issues in Management
3 Hours, 1 Semester

Since management knowledge continues to be augmented by new research findings, conceptualizations, and management experience, this course examines current issues and emerging trends in managerial theory and practice. The course affords the opportunity to study and treat topics not covered in other management major courses, and thus provides, in an ongoing fashion, the necessary program currency. Students are acquainted with the managerial issues of the day and with topics that represent leading edge managerial thinking and practice.
Prerequisites: MGMT 226 and HRM 213

MGMT 482
Management Seminar
3 Hours, 1 Semester

The Management Seminar is the capstone course for a specialization in management. The seminar focuses on the study of management models, managerial ethics, and decision making. In addition, the seminar strives to synthesize certain core concepts and research findings presented in other prescribed management courses completed prior to enrollment in the seminar.
Prerequisite: MGMT 429


College Catalog

Review or download the college catalog for additional details and information about courses and requirements.

Key Faculty
Arthur Duhaime
  • Arthur Duhaime
  • Program Chair

Questions about the Management Program? Contact Professor Art Duhaime, Program Chair, at or 508-213-2343.