Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business

Business Management


Program Opportunities

  • Major in Business Management
  • Minor in Business


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, Americraft Carton, Nestle's, and Hilton Head South, to name a few.
  • Over the past five years, 76 percent of students completing the senior survey reported having had at least one internship experience.
  • 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 $102,200 and over 8,900 hours of service to various nonprofit organizations.

Successful Graduates

  • Bridgette Rowe ’16 was a high jumper for the track team at MU, and she placed fourth in the nation in that event at the NCAA Division III National Championship.  Bridgette accepted a position with MSA Consulting in Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • 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.
  • Nicole Dombek ’18 accepted a position as a management trainee with Sherwin Williams in South Bend.
  • Laurren Ladwig ’18, who was a softball superstar at Manchester, accepted a position as a management candidate at Welch Packaging in Elkhart, IN.