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General Management
Major, Minor

Program Overview

Contribute to successful businesses by leading others and applying business knowledge to meet goals. You'll learn the core business principles to make accurate decisions, manage organizational resources, make the tough decisions, and communicate effectively in Central Michigan University's general management program.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus, Online
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 21 - 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Managers are decision-makers and problem-solvers. They face wave after wave of change—in the economy, in society, in technology—and adapt.

At CMU, you'll learn to see challenges on the horizon and meet them head-on. Coursework, internships and other hands-on opportunities will give the leadership skills you need to be effective on day one of your new career.

As a general management major, you'll take classes in several management disciplines. Statistics will help you analyze data. Human resources will give you the tools to hire and motivate the right team members. Purchasing management will equip you to negotiate with vendors. And coursework in diversity and cultural differences will give you a broader perspective on our global society.

A management minor is available for students pursuing any degree who would like to have a foundation for managing people and resources within an organization.

Program Highlights

Employers know: general management majors get the type of training it takes to succeed in the real world.

  • The College of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB.
  • More than 91% of College of Business Administration graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
  • Join one of our student organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management and the Supply Chain Management Association, among others.

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates go on to careers in a range of fields, including retailing, manufacturing and finance. Some careers you might consider include:

Career Projected Salary
Customer Service Manager $36,920
Meeting, Convention and Events Planner $49,470
Human Resources Specialist $62,290
First Line Supervisor $67,330
General Manager $98,100

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