Students listening to a professor in class APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN AT OUR SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE: In your classes, you'll learn the concepts and strategies you'll need to succeed. Outside of class, hands-on learning opportunities like our Small Business Institute give you the chance to try out your new business skills.

Create, Grow, Guide, and Influence Businesses of the Future

America has a gross domestic product (GDP) value of more than 17 trillion dollars, far larger than any other country in the world. We also have more that 18 million small, medium, and large companies operating in the U.S. That's a lot of business management going on every day of the week.

The biggest challenge often facing our management majors is where to focus. You know you want to have a career in business, but in what capacity? Your options include starting your own business or pursuing an international business career working for a large, multinational corporation.

You may be drawn to working with people, or you may be best suited to making sure business operations run smoothly. You may want to become part of a larger company, helping it to grow, influencing its direction and eventually becoming a leader within the organization. Generalist or specialist, sharply focused or systems thinkerat IUP, we'll help you find your path to a successful career in business.

Why Business Management?

Businesses don't run themselves. A great product does not magically sell itself. Big or small, national or international, it's how an organization is managed that has the greatest influence on its business success.

The World Needs Business Management Majors

How businesses are run varies greatly. It often depends on the markets they are serving. There are, however, business management best practices and skills that can be applied in almost every organization. This is what companies look for when they hire business management majorspeople who have the knowledge and skills and attributes to have a positive impact on the growth and health of a business.

Expected Outcomes With an Undergraduate Degree in Management

Our goal is not only to help you survive, but to thrive in the global business environment. We will educate you to be highly desired professionals in business.

You will learn the body of knowledge of your chosen management discipline and, in the process, develop your critical and integrative thinking. We will enhance your analytical and problem-solving skills, your ability to communicate effectively, and your interpersonal skills. You will be prepared to continue your education beyond school, as your success requires a commitment to lifetime learning.

  • Choose your path from one of five separate degree programs: general management, human resource management, international business, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship and small business management.
  • Take full advantage of the largest internship program in the school, with paid internships at a number of Fortune 500 companies.

The IUP Difference

The Eberly College of Business. The Department of Management is part of Eberly College, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and is included in Princeton Review's best business schools guidebook. Known for its global approach to business and its commitment to have only professors teach its classes, Eberly has an outstanding reputation among major corporations throughout the United States and abroad.

Small Business Institute. Gain experience while in school. Through the Small Business Institute at IUP, business students work under close supervision of faculty members to assist clients with accounting systems, market studies, computer system installation, business planning, human resource problems, and operations management.

State-of-the-art facilities. At IUP we provide you with an affordable, well-rounded education at one of the largest and most qualified business facilities in western Pennsylvania.