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Management Major

Become a leader who drives success.

Elevate your potential and pave your way to becoming a driving force of success. Delve into the heart of effective business operation through our comprehensive management major. Gain insights into the “why” and “how” of managing diverse enterprises, preparing yourself for roles as first-line supervisors or for coveted positions in management trainee programs within extensive corporate or governmental spheres.

Endorsed by the esteemed International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), our management major at Saint Mary’s is finely tuned to the pulse of contemporary business landscapes. We equip you with the tools to navigate the evolving dynamics of managing both large and medium-sized organizations, ensuring you stay ahead of industry trends.

Ethics are the backbone of any profession, and management is no exception. At Saint Mary’s, we instill in you a profound sense of purpose by helping you define clear career and personal goals. Beyond classrooms, you’ll embody service through curricular and co-curricular activities, harmonizing your growth as a leader with a commitment to community betterment. Our holistic approach to education ensures you gain not only business acumen but also wisdom derived from the intersections of business, faith, ethics, and leadership.

With a curriculum designed to cultivate your analytical, strategic, and interpersonal skills, our management major propels you to the forefront of effective leadership. By immersing yourself in this transformative journey, you’re not only embracing education but also embracing the responsibility to shape ethical, effective, and empathetic business practices.

Step into a realm where leadership is more than a title; it’s a vocation. At Saint Mary’s, we foster the transformation of individuals into purpose-driven leaders who influence not just their careers but the communities they serve.

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Program Highlights

  • Saint Mary’s Management major is accredited by the prestigious International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), underscoring our commitment to excellence and best practices in business education.
  • Ignite your creativity in our cutting-edge Aquinas Hall makerspace, where you can invent, create, and learn.
  • Double major in other business majors or get a jump-start on your graduate degree.
  • Consider this program if you are interested in pursuing application to law school.
  • Personalize your journey with 19 different minors. Learn more.

What You'll Learn

  • Fundamental business concepts, theories, and practices
  • Business environmental factors at domestic and global levels
  • Legal and ethical business principles; applications of business decision making
  • Business-related quantitative methods and tools to aid decision-making
  • Business concepts/functions and interrelated associations between functional areas
  • Effectively work with diverse colleagues in team situations

Putting all the pieces together.

Parker Swanson’s internship at Fastenal was about more than gaining real-world skills and industry know-how. He discovered areas of business he likes best and where he wants to focus his career search after graduation. What did he discover at Saint Mary’s: himself.


Your journey towards a brighter future starts here. Whether you are a recent high school graduate seeking to immerse yourself in a transformative academic experience or a transfer student eager to find the perfect fit, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to empowering you with knowledge, fostering personal growth, and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

Course Catalog

Careers that look to the future.

Explore management careers in various fields and industries. The world is all yours.

Sales manager


Marketing manager


Management analyst


General and operations manager


Expected job growth rate between 2021-2031

News and Information from the School of Business and Technology


Published on: 2024-02-05
Published on: 2024-02-01

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Occupations at (visited November 29, 2022).

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