PREPARE TO LEAD

Management

Major

Manage, Coach and Motivate

You like solving problems. You thrive on directing projects and driving results. You want to motivate teams. Certain qualities and solid training define a capable manager. At Berry, you’ll dig deep to understand this role. 

A solid foundation in liberal arts, science and general business ensures you’ll gain a broad understanding of management while building fundamental knowledge of accounting, marketing, economics, information systems, and the social and legal environment of business. You’ll also develop critical management skills in strategic planning, global business management and leadership.

You’ll learn firsthand from faculty who are active business consultants. They will guide you step-by-step as you focus on entrepreneurship, international business or human resources (HR) management through electives, independent studies, on-campus jobs, challenging internships and projects with local non-profits.

Hands On

Learn to manage operations and marketing teams through Berry College Student Enterprises. Develop and present a business plan by participating in Berry’s annual Pitch Competition. Assist with business management by working in a campus office or collaborating on real-world projects with local nonprofits.

Business FACULTY

Dr. Thema Monroe-White
Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Thema Monroe-White

Dr. White has 10 years of evaluation, research and data analytics expertise from her years as a consultant, non-profit leader, and instructor. Her research is concerned with broadening participation in STEM-C fields, with an emphasis on information technology and data science. With funding from multiple NSF grants, Dr. White is particularly interested in the relationship between technology, entrepreneurship and the economic empowerment of underrepresented people of color. She publishes on topics pertaining to equity and inclusion in STEM-C fields, social enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

Impressive Facilities

Evidence of Berry’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is found across campus—from the 16 student-managed enterprises to the HackBerry Lab, the makerspace where students of any major bring bold ideas to life.

Management Courses

MGT 302 I
Organizational Behavior

Integrating sound management principles with an understanding of human behavior is essential to running an organization effectively. Learn the concepts and theories of motivation, organizational structure, leadership, team building and group activities in today’s organizational settings, with practical application through experiential learning.

MGT 345
Management of Human Resources

HR professionals take an important lead in the workplace, recruiting the right people, providing training and helping staff adapt and work through challenges. This course covers HR management and the fundamentals of HR planning, from staffing and compensation to employee/labor relations, health and safety, and current HR laws.

MGT 415
Cross-Cultural Management

Global managers face the challenge of leading multi-cultural, cross-border teams, which requires understanding the impact of cultural values on management functions and processes. Gain an understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal and intergroup relationships, differences in temporal conceptions, culture shock and labor relations.

Management LIVES

CLASS OF 2019
Ben Umberger

Ben Umberger found a way to grow his business while enrolled at Berry. As a management major, he took full advantage of training in and out of the classroom, including Berry’s annual Pitch Competition. His Umberger Farms Cattle Company won the top prize of $10,000 from the Henry and Clara Ford Fund for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, along with an additional $1,000 audience-choice award.

Ben Umberger

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