The Management Program in the Dolan School of Business offers a dynamic, integrated approach to leadership, strategic planning and decision-making in business organizations. At the heart of the program is an Action Learning Module that combines a structured, supervised work experience with classes in which this experience is discussed in the light of management theory. The resulting innovative learning process adds a special intensity to your study of the theoretical aspects of management and a grasp of the concrete realities of the business world.
As a major in this program, you build on a foundation of real-world business experience and study relevant theory to understand behavioral, social, and environmental factors affecting organizational and managerial performance. Faculty in the Dolan School of Business can help you to make real connections between theory and practice because they all have experience in the business world in addition to their academic credentials.
Management majors study the theory and the practice of managing people and organizations. Emphasis is given to the:
- Nature of the management function
- Management of people
- Relationship between business and society
- Behavioral, social, and environmental factors that influence effective organization and managerial performance
Research efforts in the field are examined to develop fundamental principles and concepts, which can serve as a rational basis for managerial action. Internship opportunities are available as well.
Students may choose one of four concentrations:
- General management
- Human resource management
- Business and society
In addition, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business regularly invites business leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of its preparation of students, and surveys alumni and students for other ideas that lead to continuous improvements. Your program is grounded in understanding real job experiences by emphasising case studies and research projects providing you with a broad perspective on managerial effectiveness and the role of business in society. Through this combination of theory and hands-on experience, you learn practical lessons and develop an appreciation for the dilemmas and paradoxes of organizational life. The combination of your comprehensive education in liberal arts with your management major gives you a versatility that is attractive to the corporations and agencies that recruit Fairfield seniors.