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While studying management at Carthage, you won’t just master essential concepts. You will receive a solid foundation in business theories to better prepare for your professional career.

Degree offered:

  • B.A. in Management 

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Major in management at Carthage

Carrying out the Carthage business program’s mission to develop the best-prepared students in the Midwest, management majors follow the College’s proprietary READY™ (Real-world Experience And Developing You) curriculum.

Professors set business professional standards, embedding “real-world” projects and industry standard software (Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Google Ads, HubSpot, WordPress, Tableau, Trello, etc.) in their classes. Many management majors add a second major (typically in marketing) to bolster their credentials.

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  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.jpg" alt="Kelly Steele ?26" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/46/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/272,200,1242,1170/39359_student_voices_-_kelly_steele.rev.1710785555.jpg 3x" data-max-w="970" data-max-h="970" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Carthage faculty helped plan out my four years as a double major and make my workload not seem so stressful. My relationships with professors have helped me in understanding homework, and it feels easy and convenient going to them for extra help.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2668-">Kelly Steele</a> ’27</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
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Beyond the classroom

Management Student Organizations

Many students who major in management join Enactus. As part of the READY concept, business management majors can gain professional experience right on campus.

  • Velocity Consulting: Work at the first 100 percent student-run, full-service consulting company in the country.
  • Enactus: Address global problems from an economic perspective with this international nonprofit.
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon: Join the campus chapter of this professional coed sales and marketing fraternity.

Study Abroad

Faculty regularly lead business-focused study tours to countries like Sweden, China, South Africa, and England. There, students can visit top international companies and meet with senior executives.

More Student opportunities

Financial Aid for Management Majors

Carthage awards two full-tuition Business Scholarships each year to incoming students.

Learn more about the Business Scholarships

Management Major career options

Between now and 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 8 percent growth in employment of management occupations, “driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones.”

More about management careers