College of Business and Economics

Department of Management

Elevator Pitch contestant Rachael Gooding makes her elevator pitch to the crowd.


UW-Whitewater offers broad and comprehensive curriculum devoted to the study of management. Career prospects in management are open-ended with the potential for leading personnel and business operations in almost any industry. Management majors can also customize their degree with an emphasis in  Organization and Leadership Development, healthcare management, managing sports programs or nonprofit management.


The Department of Management at UW-Whitewater is home to one of the top-ranked Entrepreneurship programs in the nation. With a combination of practical courses, faculty with extensive private sector experience, and successful alumni, it is an ideal option for prospective entrepreneurs. UW-Whitewater offers several programs and events offering opportunities for experiential learning and networking.

Human Resource Management

Effective human resource management is critical to the success of organizations and employees. In the development of rigorous, relevant curriculum, the Department of Management has aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, which define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Trent Hernandez of Delavan-Darien High School pitched his startup idea to earn first place at the UW-Whitewater Midwest High School Pitch Competition.

Events and Competitions

Delavan-Darien high school student wins first place and one year of free tuition in the UW-Whitewater Midwest High School Pitch Competition.

UW-Whitewater entrepreneurship students receive one-on-one advice from professors, alumni mentors and an advisory board members.What makes UW-Whitewater's Management Programs exceptional?

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  Active student organizations provide opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and industry professionals.

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 »  The college develops and retains high quality economics faculty who strive for excellence, are current in their fields, and make scholarly contributions.   See open faculty positions »

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Internships »   The best way to gain relevant work experience and obtain career positions is through an internship. Each department in the college maintains information on internships specific to their degrees and majors.

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Career outcomes »  General Management majors have a 100 percent placement rate within six months of graduation, while Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management majors have a 95 and 97 percent placement rate, respectively. Career outcome information for the MBA by emphases is also available.

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Scholarships »   With support by generous donors, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to UW-Whitewater students.

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Student Development »   Along with experiential learning through student organizations and paid internships, students can tailor their education to their interests and career plans with several emphasis options.

Contact us

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