The management major is designed to provide graduates with the combination of a broad understanding of how businesses operate in a variety of settings and industries and a set of skills and experiences in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling teams, small groups, larger departments, and the overall firm. An emphasis is placed on incorporating many professional frames of reference to define and solve problems and act as an agent of the company.
At EKU’s College of Business, the Management Program is characterized by a combination of up-to-date management practices, informed by the latest research on global firms, and the opportunities to apply management skills and competencies in a concrete, company-specific context. EKU’s College of Business offers students several concentrations to choose from in the area of Management.
Courses are almost exclusively taught by AACSB-approved full-time faculty who consider themselves first and foremost teachers and mentors.
Which Management Concentration Is Right for You?
EKU’s College of Business offers students several concentrations to choose from in the area of Management. Graduates with a Management degree in our concentrations are highly qualified for entry-level positions in large, medium, and small-sized firms. Check out our concentrations below:
EKU’s College of Business Management alumni have been placed at international, national, and regional firms such as Amazon, Brown-Foreman, Kroger’s, Lectro Dryer, Link-Belt Cranes, NAACO, Sherwin Williams, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, etc.
Starting salaries for Management majors vary widely by the firm’s size, industry, work location, and functional areas. Initial salaries for management occupations range from $35,000 to $65,000, depending on demographics.
Global Supply Chain Management
“Supply Chain Management is the sequencing of activities and organizations—both internally and externally—from order acceptance to order fulfillment.” – Supply Chain Simplified (Kendall-Hunt Publishing)
Eastern Kentucky University’s Global Supply Chain Management program launched in 2014—the first undergraduate supply chain program amongst the eight (8) state public universities—and is now one of the fastest growing programs in the entire university and a strategic growth area for the College of Business.
Our Global Supply Chain program has an Advisory Board comprised of senior executives of elite companies across the region—Carhartt, Valvoline, Alltech, Clark Equipment, Hyster-Yale, and many other distinguished companies—who serve as ambassadors and advocates of our program.
The average starting salary for global supply chain management graduates is amongst the highest of all EKU majors, and many students have multiple job offers upon graduating. We’ve had over 150 internships since the program’s inception, enabling students to gain meaningful real-world work experience while networking.
Major employers include Bechtel, Alltech, Carhartt, Clark Equipment, Hitachi, Valvoline, Magna International, Lockheed-Martin, Hyster-Yale, Northrop-Grumman, Burger King Corp., Big Ass Solutions, Lectrodryer, BlueStar, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Wal-Mart Corp., Petro-Towery, Neogen, Lexus Group, and many others.