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Bachelor of Science in Management

The Bachelor of Science degree in Management prepares students for careers as professional managers in corporations, governmental organizations, and small businesses. In addition, the program provides a foundation for graduates who wish to pursue advanced degrees in business and public administration, law, and the social sciences. The curriculum gives students a broad exposure to the functional areas of business and allows each to select an emphasis area in a subject that is germane to individual career interests. The Management curriculum provides an examination of the social, legal, political, and economic environments in which organizations must operate; an understanding of the functional areas of business and their interrelationships; and a knowledge of behavioral science, applied statistics, and mathematics as they relate to organizational problem-solving. The program is accredited by AACSB International.

The Department of Management offers a Bachelor of Science degree that allows students to choose from one of seven different emphasis areas:

Business Analytics: Apply statistics and use contemporary information technology to solve managerial problems.

The Business Analytics emphasis area grants students with the opportunity to create a strong foundation in an industry that is growing exponentially. In this concentration, the accomplished Clemson professors guide you into the world of problem-solving, business modeling and system implementation and provide you with skills companies are looking for in future employees. Through the four required courses, business analytics and intelligence is not only taught through lecture, but mostly through hands-on learning of software and programming. While in this emphasis, I have learned more than I could have ever asked. My eyes have been opened to the numerous fields where I can apply my knowledge, as well as the countless technologies and tools available. This past summer, I was granted the opportunity to translate skills into an internship and saw the positive impact the curriculum had on my performance. This emphasis area makes me more marketable to employees in numerous fields and departments, and I cannot be more pleased with my choice to choose this area of study. - Lauren Iannotta

Entrepreneurship Emphasis: Learn how to plan new ventures in both the for-profit and social entrepreneurship avenues.

The Entrepreneurship Management emphasis is a great opportunity to learn about all the things it takes to run your own business and think like an entrepreneur. The classes are fantastic and are very team-oriented since any business is about forming the highest functioning team as possible. Your professors are there to introduce you to methods and theories that help to identify potential problem areas before they even arise. While you are thinking strategically, you are also learning how to problem solve more effectively. Another benefit of this emphasis is that it is very flexible, and the classes you can take range from advanced economics courses to the most entertaining of marketing classes. After learning all about how to be entrepreneur, it was very eye-opening to then talk to my father (who runs his own business) and compare how he did things to what I'm learning. The similarities were uncanny. The Management Department is preparing a whole new generation of successful business owners with the Entrepreneurship Management emphasis, and I'm very glad it's where I ended up. - Reed Cawthon

General Management Emphasis: Gain a wide exposure to diverse management areas.

I'm a General Management Emphasis area, and I love it. It's given me the opportunity to take classes across all emphasis areas, which has been an awesome opportunity. I've taken classes in HR, Entrepreneurship and MIS because I have the opportunity to take whatever classes interest me. Being in General Management has widened my learning because I've gotten to study so many different subjects. - Erica Brown

Human Resource Management Emphasis: Learn how to select, assess and reward employees; oversee organizational leadership; and ensure legal compliance.

Having an emphasis in Human Resource Management introduces students to the "behind the scenes" world of business. This emphasis area attracts individuals who share a passion for working hands-on with associates at all levels to solve real world problems and serve as a strategic business partner with any company. With classes ranging from Business Law to Special Topics HR, students gain a holistic view of Human Resource Management. During my time in this emphasis I have gained knowledge of HR functions, from studying best practices for recruiting the most promising individuals for a company to outlining what a training and development program would look like to grow internal employees with a company, the classes taken within this emphasis area have fabricated a solid foundation of knowledge for me and all other students in the emphasis to use in our future with HR. - Morgan Reeves

International Management Emphasis: Discover what it entails for individuals and corporations to manage across national boundaries.

The International Management emphasis area prepares students to deal with management decisions that will take place across national borders. This emphasis strives to educate Clemson University students on international negotiation tactics while at the same time teaching them appreciation of culture and tradition. Throughout the classes in this emphasis, students will delve into the intricacies of modern international business and determine if they are interested in working in such a field. During my time in this emphasis, I have learned how truly complicated the modern business field is and how dependent each country is upon another. Some classes have delved into the legal aspects of the international business field while others have described the different marketing strategies that one should take in different sections of the world. Through my recent work abroad, I have seen these classes impact the way that I interact with citizens of other nations and allow me to enter business negotiations with relative comfort. In the modern world it is absolutely crucial to be able to enter civil international negotiations, and this emphasis area prepares students admirably. - Alex Di Staulo

Management Information Systems Emphasis: Focus on information systems concepts and their applications in business.

In layman's terms, Management and Information Systems (MIS) is a solid mixture of the business and computer science programs. Because it's a mix of majors, you'll take classes from multiple areas including computer science, management, communications, engineering and other business-related classes. I came to Clemson without knowing what I wanted to be when I grow up, so I chose to try the engineering program because that's my dad's profession. I ended up switching from Computer Engineering to MIS because the business aspect of the major offered more opportunities to make my own career instead of working for a company. With my degree, I hope to one day own my own record company, but the market for MIS majors is already gargantuan and continuously growing with the development of new technologies. No matter what industry you want to work in, every company needs the skills of MIS majors to succeed. - Christopher Cassidy

Operations Emphasis: Take the opportunity to understand strategy, design, planning and control in both manufacturing and service organizations.

The Operations Management emphasis area prepares students to deal with management decisions related to production, manufacturing or the provision of services. The Operations Management emphasis focuses on teaching students the strategy, design, planning and control for both manufacturing and service organizations. The first operations management course (MGT 3900) covers the role of operations management as well as some of the general concepts, tools and techniques for managing the operations function. This course is especially helpful if you are unsure what field of business you want to pursue. After taking the course, you should have a good idea of whether Operations Management is for you. Throughout my time in the emphasis, some of the areas that I have enjoyed learning about the most include LEAN operations management, statistical process control and continuous improvement to name just a few. Through my internships, I have been able to successfully apply many of these concepts and positively impact the company I was at. If you are looking to work outside of a cubicle and think that operations management is for you, then this emphasis is a great way to prepare yourself. - Dave McClintock

Supply Chain Emphasis: The Supply Chain Management emphasis area is perfect for students who are innovative, creative, meticulous, and thorough in their work. This requires a balance between analytical and creative thinking skills that leads most graduates to a position in consulting, manufacturing, or even a logistics company. Supply Chain Management is something that is present in every company and valued and prioritized in every successful company. Sustainable competitive advantage is gained through long term planning and forecasting, which is enabled by a lean process design and continuous improvements in company procedures and relationships. Where operations management tends to stay within a single branch or office, supply chain management extends past the four walls of a company and works with a number of upstream and downstream companies to successfully deliver a product to a consumer. This can include processes such as sourcing, purchasing, plant and transportation logistics, and demand management. Managing this supply chain effectively is vital to be a viable competitor in an increasingly global and competitive environment. What excites me most about being a member of the Supply Chain program is the growing interest among corporations to hire well-trained and talented supply chain professionals, which gives me many opportunities for internships and full-time employment upon graduation.