Management Major

Management Major

Management

Major

The Army operates in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous global environment. More than ever, the nation needs leaders with knowledge of proven managerial skills to help the Army succeed. Majors can choose from three tracks.

Offered by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

Management is arguably one of the most applicable majors for future Army officers. Graduates gain specialized skills and knowledge related to managing both human and physical resources, making them uniquely prepared to understand and ultimately lead people. The management major is designed to help prepare you to lead efficient and effective organizations by developing critical managerial skills.  Management majors study a wide range of traditional organizational topics such as accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations, strategy, negotiations, leading teams, and entrepreneurship.

Why Major in Management? 

Our Army operates in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous global environment. More than ever, we need professional leaders to accomplish our challenging missions and to care for our soldiers. Without a doubt, you should be focused on developing your leadership skills to prepare for your roles as officers. However, you will also need a great deal of managerial skill to succeed. How does the training that prepares your unit for operational deployment and combat get planned, resourced, and assessed? How will you maintain and account for the equipment that your unit relies on to perform its mission? Without the ability to recognize and effectively manage critical issues like these, the time you have available to lead your soldiers will disappear!

The Management Major is designed to help prepare you to lead efficient and effective organizations by developing critical managerial skills. We will study concepts and frameworks that you will be able to use throughout your career in the Army and beyond. Our hope is to inspire in you a curiosity about how things run and arm you with some tools that will help you make your organization run efficiently and effectively.

For more information, please contact: 

MAJ Travis Cyphers, 845-938-8337, travis.cyphers@westpoint.edu.
LTC Andrew Farina, 845-938-8083, andrew.farina@westpoint.edu
Dr. Lissa V. Young, 845-938-5253, Lissa.Young@westpoint.edu 
MAJ Travis Cyphers, 845-938-8337, travis.cyphers@westpoint.edu

"Leadership and management are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Clearly, good civilian managers must lead, and good military leaders must manage. Both qualities are essential to success." 
~ GEN Edward C. Meyer

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.

Required Courses

  • MG379 LEADING TEAMS
  • MG380 MARKETING 
  • MG381 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
  • MG382 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • MG395 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING
  • MG410 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
  • MG420 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • MG421 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Cadets in the management major will get hands-on experience by applying to one of several domestic or international summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experiences, including those at top-tier business schools and Fortune 500 companies. They also have access to development opportunities like the Black and Gold Leadership Forum and McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character and various trip sections. 

Honor Societies:
Omicron Delta Kappa - National Leadership Honor Society
Golden Key - International Honour Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor Society

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Behavioral Sciences and LeadershipWest Point Leadership Center or the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis.