Contact Us

Have a question about
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

More News

Wittmeyer serves as panelist at Family Business Center Conference

Oct 08, 2013 |

Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management, and Ray Neiswander, president of Raynor Worldwide, were panelists for Loyola University Chicago's Family Business Center Conference Oct. 3, 2013.

The conference, "Building High-Performance Family Businesses," was held at the Hyatt Lodge at Hamburger University, Oak Brook, Ill. The session was on Leadership, Accountability, and Execution in Family Businesses.

Management at SBU

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

Faculty Spotlight

Fact Sheet