Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Management offers several degree options focusing on management and hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management.

Specialize with a Management Degree that Matches Your Plans

What is exceptional about the management programs at IUP is the department's attention and commitment to developing your critical management skills through both scholarship and experience.

Whichever track you choose, your education will always be experiential, relevant, and rigorous.

We will focus on developing your critical and integrative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Human Resource Management, BS

  • Learn both the theoretical and applied aspects of managing the human resources function in organizations, as a generalist or specialist.
  • Gain expertise in areas such as job design, staffing, training, compensation, and performance appraisal.
  • In addition to the business core, take classes such as Training and Development, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Safety Management, Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Labor Economics, and Compensation Management.

International Business, BS

  • Acquire a thorough understanding of managing global operations in the contemporary business environment.
  • Develop skills in a traditional functional area (finance, human resources, marketing).
  • In addition to the business core, take classes in International Economics.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Management, BS

  • Focus on the creation and operation of a small business.
  • Develop skills so you can perform several managerial roles and manage several functions in a small business.
  • In addition to the business core, take classes in Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, and Small Business Planning.

General Management, Management, BS

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to manage people in an organization to achieve their goals and make plans work
  • Prepare for eventual leadership roles in both private businesses and nonprofit organizations
  • In addition to the business core, take classes in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Production and Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Quality Management.

Supply Chain Management, Management, BS

  • Through theory and application, learn how to keep business operations running smoothly and profitably.
  • Focus on production, operations, quality issues, and inventory and capacity management.
  • In addition to the business core, take classes in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Production and Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, and Quality Management.

Minor in Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts

  • Designed to give non-business majors a general background in starting and running a small business.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to evaluate opportunities for starting small performing groups, marketing your artwork, and developing and running nonprofit community theaters.
  • Learn how to analyze competition, develop plans, understand intellectual property rights, negotiate contracts, and write a business plan to gain financing.

Minor in Management

  • Designed for business majors who are enrolled in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Prepare for an Exciting Career in the Hospitality Industry, One of the World's Largest Employers

The hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management major and minors will give you specialized knowledge and skills for managing the businesses within the hospitality industry.

Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management, BS

In courses, internships, and practicums, prepare to be a successful manager of a variety of businesses, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, school food services, cruise lines, wedding consultations, and areas of the travel and tourism industry.

Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management, AS

IUP's Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management program is recognized as a premier program for the number of specific hospitality management classes you can take and for the expertise of our professors.

Hospitality Management Minor

A minor in hospitality management prepares students with fundamental knowledge in the management of hospitality operations.

Hotel and Lodging Management Minor

This minor prepares students with industry specific skills required of today's hotel professional.

Restaurant and Food Service Management Minor

This minor prepares students with the skills to be a successful food service manager, including managing and operating the Allenwood Restaurant.

Special Event/Tourism Management Minor

This minor introduces students to the planning, organizing, and controlling of special event functions and the social, cultural, environmental and economic processes linked to the tourism industry.