The management concentration is designed to prepare its graduates for careers in management in all forms of organizations: business and non-business, public or private, foreign or domestic. The objective is to teach the fundamental principles underlying organizations, to emphasize training which will improve student's thought processes, to provide a familiarity with analytical tools of management, and to develop the student's ability to use the techniques involved in analyzing and evaluating managerial problems and in making sound decisions.
Today's management graduates have to be prepared to lead in turbulent times. Uncertainty and risk have to be managed proactively. Organizations and companies have highly diverse personnel that require sensitive leadership and effective communication. Interacting with global business requires cultural sensitivity and knowing when and where to seize initiative in global opportunities. Though the challenges are great, the rewards are commensurate. Leaders make a difference through effective strategic management, assertive implementation, and close evaluation of results.
Potential career paths include:
Business analyst, business manager, strategic planner, business consultant, etc.
The Management Concentration requires 18 units, both core courses and electives.
Meg Virick, Director
School of Management
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0070