Lead with Foundational Business Skills
Samford’s management major emphasizes the foundational business skills needed to lead a team of any size, in any industry. The program teaches students to be flexible and to identify and analyze strategic problems of any level while also taking a holistic approach toward solving complex, ever-changing business problems. Learning ethical, Christ-centered leadership and decision-making skills are a hallmark of the program.
Upon completion of Samford’s management major, graduates are prepared to pursue management positions in a wide array of organizations. Throughout the program, students receive unparalleled hands-on experiences such as internships, career fairs and networking events, presentation execution and real-world learning opportunities which aid in preparing them for a successful career.
Management majors have the chance to network with employers at the annual Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Department career night. This event, along with other regular professional development opportunities throughout the year, allows students to connect with industry professionals to learn more about internships and full-time career opportunities. Management majors typically complete at least one internship during their time at Samford. In the past, Samford management majors have had the opportunity to intern for organizations such as Christian Service Mission, Chick-fil-A, Daxko, O.Henry’s Coffee, Innovation Depot, Walt Disney World Resort, Meredith Inc., Keller Williams and O’Neal Steel.
Ninety-nine percent of Brock School of Business graduates are employed or in a graduate program six months after commencement. Many roles that management majors can pursue include those such as a project manager, a data analyst, top management positions or even a small business owner. A very small sampling of the many companies that have employed our graduates include BBVA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lexus, Slappey Communications, Berkley Industrial Comp, Daxko, CRC Insurance, ALDI, Hibbett Sports, Penske and Pack Health.
Flexibility and Double Majors
Leadership skills are imperative in any role. The management major offers interactive and engaging course work while allowing students to choose from a wide variety of class options depending on their interests. The flexibility of the major is well suited for students to double major in another business discipline and/or add one of the business school’s four concentrations including data analytics, professional sales, social entrepreneurship or sports marketing.
Brock School of Business faculty are highly motivated and have deep professional experience. They are enthusiastic about their discipline and are passionate teachers and scholars whose commitment will enrich your time at Samford University.
The Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Advisory Board plays an important role as a conduit to the business community. Board members provide guidance on course content so that our curriculum stays current with the needs of the profession. Board members oftentimes offer internships and jobs with their companies, and they also provide students introductions to other professionals in the business community who can also provide internships, mentorships and jobs.
Is Management a Good Fit for You?
Managers develop, implement and execute policies and procedures for an organization which could include human resources, products, services, and/or financial management on a daily or long-term basis. Management involves planning, organizing tasks and people, hiring and motivating employees, and overseeing all these activities over time.
If you consider yourself a leader and a team player, management could be the right choice for you. Connect with a Brock School of Business adviser to learn more about the management major by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What makes the management major at Samford special is that it does not only teach you how to be a good manager, but it also teaches you how to be an influential leader. Through the endless resources to the professor’s direct investment into your personal success, Samford provides all the tools to develop you into the type of leader that others want to follow. I’m proud to be a Bulldog!”Jake Burdeshaw ’20, Producer, Byars Wright Inc.
Pursuing another Samford major but feel your career will benefit from some business knowledge? Learn about our general business minor for non-business majors.