Why Study Management

The management program will provide you with a broad understanding of a variety of systematic business practices, techniques, and philosophies. The program stresses the mastery of key managerial concepts from the perspective of how they affect the behavior, performance, and satisfaction of individuals and how individual performance and satisfaction contribute to organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Special attention is devoted to the necessity of adapting to environmental conditions. Due to the designed flexibility of the program, students have the opportunity to tailor a general management program of study that best fits their individual career interests.

Why Study Management at Ship

Graduates of Shippensburg University’s Management program are prepared to work in both private and public sector organizations. Our students are not limited by a narrow functional perspective; they have a considerable degree of flexibility, due to the broad sweep of their studies. While the typical graduate is seeking an entry-level position, those with prior work experience may expect a starting job and salary at a level commensurate with their experience. At Ship you will develop strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with a sound analytical foundation. If you enjoy competition, or the process of expanding the limits of your understanding, then you are well prepared for the management program in the John L. Grove College of Business.

Students in the management program have a unique opportunity to focus on specialized areas of management study, including entrepreneurship, human resource management and international management. Additionally, you may develop complementary competency areas of study in numerous functional areas including: marketing, finance, management information systems, and supply chain management.

Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

The average salary for management jobs in PA is $53.000.