Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business

Business Management

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Program Opportunities

  • Major in Business Management
  • Minor in Business

Overview

As a business management major, you’ll engage in project-based learning that applies to a wide variety of entry-level jobs. You’ll identify a business startup idea and complete a full-scale business plan which banks or venture capitalists would require when considering funding the endeavor. These learning experiences prepare you to become a management trainee, a human resources information system administrator, a merchandising manager, a pricing analyst, and much more.

Program Highlights

  • In the past few years, management students have accepted positions with companies such as Enterprise Holdings, Welch Packaging, Steel Dynamics, Banker's Life and Do It Best Corp., to name a few.
  • Every student completing a major in the Gilbert College of Business must complete at least one internship experience, and the College employs a full-time Business Outreach and Internship Coordinator to facilitate internship placement.
  • In the capstone course Case Studies in Business, required of all majors in the college, students organize and operate a business for a semester and then donate their earnings to a nonprofit of their choosing. Manchester business students have donated more than $107,000 and over 9,100 hours of service to various nonprofit organizations.

Successful Graduates

  • Shelby Rehrer ’17 completed her business degree at the same time that her husband Landon Rehrer ’17 was completing his degree, also in the Gilbert College of Business.They also were parenting their infant daughter Nora while they were full-time students.Shelby accepted a position as an assistant quality manager at Lake City Heat Treating Corp. in Warsaw, IN.
  • Laurren Ladwig ’18, who was a softball superstar at Manchester, accepted a position as a management candidate at Welch Packaging in Elkhart, IN.
  • Brody Kirby ’18 played both basketball and football at MU.He received the L.D. Ikenberry award—the highest award in the Gilbert College of Business which is presented to the most outstanding graduate.  Brody is a Second Lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps, stationed in Japan.
  • Tristan Chester ’19 was a wide receiver for MU’s football team and accepted a position as a management trainee with Enterprise in Louisville, KY.
  • Brianna Hill ’19 earned a double major in business management and Spanish, spent a semester abroad in Spain, and served as the President of the College of Business Club.  She also received the prestigious L.D. Ikenberry award.She is a management trainee with Steel Dynamics in Fort Wayne.