College of Business and Economics


Management is the art and science of effectively utilizing resources to attain the objectives of the organization. This area of study is an expansive discipline affecting every aspect of government, corporate, and non-profit organizations. The Management major at UW-Whitewater prepares graduates for careers in a wide range of enterprises in the private and public sectors. Students learn in an engaging environment that advances critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, ethical behavior, leadership, and a commitment to diversity.

Emphases available in the Management major include healthcare managementmanaging sports programsnonprofit management, and organization and leadership development.

In addition to the on-campus program, the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management is available online. No matter how you complete your degree, the curriculum and learning outcomes will be the same. For more information on completing your degree online, visit UW-Whitewater Online.

The UW-Whitewater Bachelor of Business Administration in Management requires a minimum of 120 credits, including:

  • General education requirements 
  • Business requirements 
  • Major requirements 
  • Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits)

Information on the requirements specific to the general management major, including emphases options, can be found in the Course Catalog. Major video guides and course planning sheets are also available in Four Year Planning Resources.

Individuals wishing to deepen their knowledge with post-baccalaureate studies can complete an advanced degree online or on campus through the UW-Whitewater  Master of Business Administration and an emphasis in Management or one of 11 other unique emphases.

Leadership development minors are available for both business and non-business students. Requirements can be found in the Course Catalog, or in the College of Business and Economics listing of minors and certificates.

Job Outlook

Career prospects for management majors are open-ended with the potential for leading business operations and personnel in a number of fields. National employment of management occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, and the national median salary for management occupations was $105,660 in 2019.1 In Wisconsin, employment of general and occupational managers is expected to grow by about 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 with about 3,440 annual projected job openings.2

UW-Whitewater Placement Information

Placement Rate3


UW-Whitewater Salary Estimate (6 months or less after graduation)4


Highlighted Employers3

C.H. Robinson, J.B. Hunt Transport Service, Kohl's Corporate, Milwaukee Brewers, Uline, U.S. Bank

Common Titles3

Account Manager, Fleet Manager, Merchandise Analyst, Operations Analyst, Project Engineer, Sales Executive

1 Bureau of Labor and Statistics - Occupational Handbook: Management Occupations
2 CareerOneStop (U.S. Dept. of Labor) - Occupational Profiles: General and Operations Managers
3 Based on survey responses for the 2019-20 UW-Whitewater graduating class
4 Based on survey responses for 2017 - 2019 UW-Whitewater graduates