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.

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. Majors study concepts and traditional business frameworks like accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, and production and operations as well as information systems, strategy, operations research, systems engineering. Majors can choose from three tracks. 

 

Business Management Track

Focused on applying knowledge of management to improve the development, performance, and well-being of individuals (soldiers) and their organizations. Management emphasizes forecasting, planning and control, allocating resources, the appraisal of competition, and implementation strategies. 

 

Public Administration Track

Combines elements of economic and political analysis in order to understand the interactions between market and political processes (political economy) and the positive and normative aspects of government activity (public policy and management). 

 

Social Enterprise Track

Examines organizational management efforts through a social enterprise lens. Majors will learn how to influence organizational member behavior to optimize performance. Courses explores both interpersonal and group behavior and how these dynamics influence an organization's structure, performance and mission accomplishment. 

 

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

Management Major (All Tracks)

Required Courses

MG379 LEADING TEAMS

MG380 MARKETING 

MG381 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT

MG395 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING

MG410 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

 

Business Management Track

Required Courses

MG420 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

 

Sample Electives

MA205 CALCULUS II

MG390 NEGOTIATION FOR LEADERS

MG462 ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PL470 TOPICS-BEHAVIOR SCI/LDRSHIP 

PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Management: Business Management Major Curriculum.

 

Public Administration Track

Required Courses (Choose 3)

MA205 CALCULUS II 

MG390 NEGOTIATION FOR LEADERS 

MG420 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

MG462 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

PL470 TOPICS-BEHAVIOR SCI/LDRSHIP

PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE

 

Sample Electives

LW488 BUSINESS LAW 

SS360 POL SCI RESEARCH METHODS 

SS370 MASS MEDIA & AMER POLITICS

EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT 

MA367 MATH FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 

SS380 MANPOWER-LABOR ECONOMICS

PL377 SOCIAL INEQUALITY

PL383 EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Management: Public Administration Major Curriculum.

 

Social Enterprise Track

Required Courses

MG390 NEGOTIATION FOR LEADERS

MG462 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE

 

Sample Electives

PL361 RESEARCH METHODS I 

PL383 EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

LW488 BUSINESS LAW 

PY329 TOPICS IN ETHICS

PL361 RESEARCH METHODS I 

PL383 EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Management: Social Enterprise Major Curriculum.

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. 

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.