This major is designed for students who expect to hold managerial positions in large or small organizations.
Business management involves two broad domains: One is working with people—hiring, training, coordinating and creating an effective environment for the attainment of organizational objectives. The other is laying a foundation for becoming a manager of a business or organizational unit where strategy and decision-making skills are important.
Includes foundation courses required for Professional Admission*, general education requirements, professional core courses, free electives and a list of courses to complete the Business Management major
The flexible curriculum in the Business Management major allows students to tailor their degree to fit their interests and goals.
Business Management majors, along with all other Eller students, take a basic management and organizational behavior course as a foundation. Business management majors then select from a list of elective major courses.
Sample Business Management Courses:
* Students must achieve Professional Admission (a competitive and selective application process) to move from the pre-professional phase to the professional phase.
** Check the Degree/Academic Progress Report (APRR's) for your specific academic program requirements per the catalog.
Research and Internships
Opportunities exist for students to participate in faculty research projects. The Department of Management and Policy sponsors an internship program through which students get practical experience, read assigned materials, attend seminars and prepare an internship report. (MGMT internships are coordinated through the Management and Organizations Department and are for fall and spring semesters only, no summer internships are available.)
To enhance leadership skills students are encouraged to attend leadership training workshops and conferences; including, but not limited to, public speaking, group dynamics, problem solving and evaluating techniques.
Clubs and Organizations
The college has a wide variety of professional fraternities, honoraries and student clubs. Student organizations offer: career information; networking opportunities; social and professional activities; and provide leadership roles and skills building opportunities.
Student organizations for Business Management majors include (but are not limited to):
- EMA-The Eller Management Association
- Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
Visit the Eller Undergraduate Student Organizations website for more information.
Business-management jobs occur in a variety of organizations: manufacturers, hospitals, charities, hotels, government and so forth. Among the many types of occupations are:
Starting salaries vary by size and type of employer, location, course work, and experience. National average starting salary offers:
- Eller Business Management graduate average offer: $51,440 (Eller Graduate Survey, Spring 2020)
- National Business Administration/Management graduate average salary offer: $53,944 (NACE Salary Survey, Summer 2020)
Business Management graduates obtain jobs through various avenues, leading to placements with a wide range of firms and organizations.
On-campus recruitment opportunities include the fall & spring Eller Expo and Career Showcase, hosted by the Eller College, and the fall & spring "Career Days", hosted by UA Student Engagement & Career Development.
A sample of employers that hired Eller College Business Management majors in recent years:
Apollo Robotics Systems
Banner University Medical Center
Dale Carnegie Training
Dew Wealth Management
Dick's Sporting Goods
Governor's Office of Workforce Transportation
Junior Golf Association of Arizona
Keller Williams Southern AZ
Marriott Hotels International
MGM Resorts International
National Hospitality Supply
Property Home Mortgage
San Diego Padres
Six Flags Great America
The Frank Recruitment Group
Tucson Electric Power
University of Arizona
Western Transport Logistics
Wilson Sporting Goods