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Management

Management encompasses a series of interrelated steps taken by firms and their leaders to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage over their competitors. These steps include analyzing and understanding the competitive forces in the environment in which the organization operates and assessing and developing the material and human resources capabilities that the firm needs in order to improve individual, group, and organizational performance. Management majors will acquire knowledge and skills that will help them in their career efforts to be consultants to organization leaders; providers of strategic, product, and human resource planning support; and entrepreneurs managing new ventures. Students pursuing management majors select one of two career tracks: Consulting or Entrepreneurship. The Consulting track focuses on organizational issues faced by managers including ethics, negotiations, and conflict resolutions. The Entrepreneurship track focuses on the skills and tasks that a manager performs in managing the total business enterprise.