Learn to lead with a management degree.

Master the skills you need to excel in your chosen career. The Management major focuses on a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge that prepares you to be an impactful leader in any organization.

Available concentrations:

General Management
Even if you don’t have a specific field in mind, this general concentration will help you build strong communication and/or data analytic skills in addition to key areas of management required in any industry. Customize your degree with electives that match your preferences and interests.

Entrepreneurship
If you have a strong desire to do whatever it takes to bring new ideas to market, the entrepreneurship concentration may appeal to you. Learn how to start new businesses, or take over existing ones, and run them better. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to promote and manage a business from the concept stage to the exit strategy. Choose the courses that contribute to your personal goals and desired business paths.

Human Resources
Help ensure an organization’s high-quality workforce as a human resources manager. Oversee recruiting, training, and compensation of a company’s employees. Take advanced courses in human resource management, leadership, diversity, and social justice.

Sports Management  
Designed to provide a pathway to help you pursue sports management careers like athletic director, event coordinator, facilities manager, sports marketer, sports analytics manager, and more. The sports management concentration incorporates all the requirements of a Business Management degree with the flexibility to create a sports management concentration.

You’ll learn to address a wide variety of challenges—financial, material, human, legal, political, and environmental by learning the interpersonal systems and strategic skills to build and manage effective business teams.

Program Highlights

  • On campus, online, or remote synchronous learning
  • Classes focused on developing skills for current industry needs
  • Study Abroad programs
  • Internship opportunities

Explore the possibilities of a career in management.

Develop the leadership skills you have with a management degree from Westfield State University.

High-quality affordable education that prepares you for a career in management.

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    One of the top 2 Best Affordable Business Programs in Massachusetts

    Westfield State University’s management program has been recognized among the nation’s top programs by Study.com—a ranking company that considers hundreds of universities across the United States to determine the top 50 programs.

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    Opportunities for international internships and study

    Internships offer you the opportunity to work onsite with industry professionals here in the U.S. and internationally. Our contacts around the world open doors for you to experience a variety of work environments as you develop valuable skills.

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    Attend the Grinspoon entrepreneurship conference

    Pitch your business ideas at the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative. This yearly event recognizes entrepreneurial excellence among college students. We are very proud of Westfield State University’s students’ excellent record at the conference. As a management major, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in this life-changing event.

Program Details

Program Mission

The mission of the Management and Marketing Department is to provide a quality program of undergraduate education in the areas of management and marketing to the citizens of the Northeast region. As a comprehensive university, we focus on serving students who are seeking a high-quality education at an affordable price. Our program prepares students to be successful and productive members of any organization they join, enables them to contribute to the greater good of society, and provides them with a framework to continue expanding and learning throughout their personal and professional lives.

In pursuit of this goal, we provide a fundamental grounding in a core body of knowledge through the university’s common core. This exposure to multidisciplinary studies and cultural, and global diversity is complemented by our departmental business core requirements.

Program Vision

The vision of the Management and Marketing Department is to continually raise the quality and relevance of our programs in service of a diverse student population and the stakeholders of the commonwealth.

What can I do with a degree in management?

Learn the strategic skills that help you effectively build and manage business teams. A management degree prepares you for a career as an:

  • Analytics manager
  • Business development coordinator
  • Contract administrator
  • Contract negotiation manager
  • Corporate partnership manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event coordinator
  • Facilities manager
  • Guest relations manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Sports agent
  • Sports marketer
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Course Requirements

Program Description

The Management major focuses on a mix of theoretical and practical management knowledge and skills that will enable students to work as professional managers and leaders of modern organizations. Students learn to address a wide variety of challenges-financial, material, human, legal, political, and environmental-by learning the interpersonal, systems, and strategic skills to build and manage effective business teams.

The Management major consists of 75 credits. All students must complete 39 credit hours of the Business Core, 18 credits of non-business related courses, and 18 credits of Management coursework in one of the four concentrations: , , , or .

Required Business Courses
Management Core

These courses are common between all three possible tracks.

Human Resource Management Track

Entrepreneurship Track

General Management Track

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.

Get big school features with small school advantages.  

We offer high-quality academics, unique learning opportunities, and a gorgeous campus—and we have small classes, accessible faculty, and one-on-one support. 

You'll join fellow students ready to make the most of the college experience through active participation. Become part of a caring and committed community that understands and embraces the bridge between academic study and civic responsibility.

Accessible expert faculty and individualized attention.

While we are one of the largest majors at Westfield State University, we offer selective programs to students who desire individualized attention. You’ll benefit from the personalized attention you’ll get from our faculty. Our well-qualified faculty are subject matter experts with graduate degrees from prestigious universities. Their passion for teaching ensures that you’ll study in a supportive learning environment. Take advantage of research opportunities with faculty and one-on-one mentorships.

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Award Winning Degree.

Colleges of Distinction, an esteemed organization celebrating colleges and universities that provide exceptional undergraduate experiences, has honored Westfield State University for its outstanding programming in the field of business.

As a recognized College of Distinction, Westfield State has already earned acclaim for its commitment to well-rounded education. This latest recognition specifically highlights the institution's excellence in business education, emphasizing its effectiveness in preparing students for the demands of the field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to submit SAT/ACT scores or an essay when I apply?

Westfield State University does not require an application essay, SAT and/or ACT scores, or letters of recommendation (except for special program admissions).     

All first-year applicants are reviewed for admission based on their high school record. First-year applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) in order to qualify for admission to a state university.   

Learn more about the application process and admissions here.

How much does Westfield State University cost?

Westfield State University offers a comprehensive university experience at an affordable cost—with many options for financial aid. Visit our Cost and Aid page to learn more. 

Will I receive academic support?

We’re invested in your success. Whether you need a little help adjusting to college, study strategies, tutoring, or disability services, the team at the Academic Achievement Department is ready to help. Our mission is to provide you with the tools to explore academic opportunities as well as to plot strategies for continued growth. 

Learn more about our student support services here.

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