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Learn to lead with a management degree

Business with a liberal arts spin in Florida

From multinational corporations to the corner coffee shop, every business depends on its people. The Management major teaches the people skills of inspiring and motivating employees, as well as the quantitative concepts and decision sciences all managers need. Small classes mean your professors will know you personally, which will come in handy when it’s time to look for an internship.


Choose your own focus

Management is easily tailored to your interests, thanks to electives. For example, if you plan to open a business after graduation, you can use those four classes to do independent studies in market research and writing a business plan.

Get started sooner

While some schools make their Management majors wait until their last two years to take Management courses, Eckerd College gets you started right away.

In Their Own Words

“Studying business at Eckerd College opened my eyes to the underlying psychology, ethics, environmental impact, art and leadership that have been the foundation for how I use my degree in my career. The small class sizes coupled with the professor mentoring program made a difference in how I now approach my job and my life. If you are in high school, you are lucky, because you have four years of absolute enrichment ahead that I beg you to take advantage of at Eckerd. It’s not just a school, it’s a community of learners.”
— Abigail Rudolph ’12
Solutions Associate, Cisco, at Tech Data Inc.

Beyond the Classroom

Customize your major with an independent study. Recent topics include Creating a Business Plan, Small Business Development, Coaching as Leadership and Managing a Mission Team.

Recent Winter Term offerings include “London Street Markets: How Londoners Live, Buy, and Sell” and “Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos: A Business and Multicultural Adventure.” You may also spend a semester at Eckerd’s China Study Center in Xiamen, China.

Do good by doing public relations work for the St. Petersburg Museum of History, tutoring students at Academy Prep or planning and hosting fundraising events for Creative Clay.

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Popular classes

Principles of Management and Leadership

Covers the functional areas of management and contemporary issues in management and leadership. Includes a service component.

Social Entrepreneurship

Explores social purpose businesses and entrepreneurial non-profits. Looks at the importance of partnerships between for-profit, non-profit and civic organizations to achieve social entrepreneurial goals.

Business management majors stand in the ruins of Angkor Wat


Photo above by Anna Taylor ’16

What can I do with a management degree?

  • Associate Director of Campus Housing
  • Configuration Management Analyst
  • Marketing Associate
  • Owner/Operator/Coach
  • Restaurant Owner/Operator
  • Senior Compliance Advisor

Where our management majors go to graduate school

  • Bentley University
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • New York University
  • New England School of Law
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stetson School of Law
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Virginia – Darden
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Xiamen University (China)

Where our management majors go to work

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