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For more information about the management program, please contact the Department Chair:

Dr. Todd Palmer
(716) 375-4037 
100A Swan Business Center


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.

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Dean Balthazard co-authors paper accepted for publication

Mar 08, 2013 |

Pierre BalthhazardST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Dr. Pierre Balthazard, professor of management and dean of the School of Business at St. Bonaventure University, has co-authored a paper that has been accepted as the feature article in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Other co-authors of the paper, titled “The Psychological and Neurological Bases of Leaders Self-Complexity and Effects on Adaptive Decision-Making," include Dr. Sean Hannah of Wake Forest University, Dr. David Waldman of Arizona State University, Maj. Peter Jennings of the U.S. Army, and Dr. Robert Thatcher of the University of South Florida.

The study examined 103 military leaders, including 29 captains and majors that had recently returned from combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

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