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Management at SBU? Contact:

Dr. Todd Palmer, associate professor of management and department chair.
(716) 375-4037


Effective managers are strong organizers, planners, problem-solvers and motivators who can help a business or organization compete and succeed.

Management is an ideal major for grooming the corporate generalist. It develops decision-makers who are well equipped with a broad knowledge of all areas of business including accounting, business information systems, finance, marketing and economics. Management majors pursue a curriculum that emphasizes courses in these core areas.

They may also choose an emphasis in behavioral management (motivation, conflict, group dynamics) or quantitative management (statistics, models, computer simulations).

Four concentrations are available to management majors:
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
Each concentration requires a major to take 9 credits as management electives. (See Curriculum & Courses page.)

Students may also minor in management. (See Minors in Business.)

Careers in Management

Management majors are well-equipped for career opportunities in a variety of businesses and not-for-profit organizations, such as human resources management, organizational development, production and operations management, sales and retail management; and supervisory positions in many fields including manufacturing, education, government and non-profit entities.

Other job opportunities exist in the areas of international business, purchasing, urban planning, health care administration, and plant management.

Additionally, quantitative and computer-related courses provide a solid foundation for careers in system analysis, business information systems, marketing research, and materials management and planning.

Management News

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    Nov 19, 2014 | St. Bonaventure ENACTUS members are hosting the third annual Dream It Do It 500 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Sandra A. & William L. Richter Center on the university’s campus.

    Nov 10, 2014 | The St. Bonaventure University Family Business Club organized a day-long trip to tour two family-owned businesses on Friday, Oct. 24. The trip was funded by Betty Ramming, who donated to the business school in honor of her late husband, Allan Ramming, ’63, owner of Electro Abrasive Corporation.

    Nov 04, 2014 | The St. Bonaventure University School of Business Advisory Board hosted a retreat at Mt. Irenaeus for 20 business students Oct. 17-18. This was the first weekend retreat held to include the School of Business Advisory Board, business faculty members, mountain ministry members and business students.

Management at SBU

Management majors learn a lot and are prepared for the real world.

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