Management Major

The Management major prepares students to assume leadership roles essential to meet the challenges and uncertainty confronting today’s organizations. 

The program is structured to equip students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and tools necessary to facilitate the performance of organizations.

The curriculum focuses on the theoretical frameworks and practical applications for exploring and explaining human behavior in the workplace, providing a broad perspective to go beyond accepted ways of interacting and working with others. Through classroom emphasis on critical thinking and independent judgment, students learn to be an active investigator of organizational life while developing the conceptual and problem-solving skills that an organizational leader needs to plan, organize, and inspire a group or an entire organization.

Program Learning Outcomes

It is expected that Management majors upon graduation will be able to:

  • Apply concurrently organizational behavior and management theory to practice in the classroom, organization, and society
  • Analyze and synthesize how cognitive, behavioral, and emotional outcomes at the individual, team and organizational levels contribute to the sustainability of organizations.
  • Demonstrate competence in integrating skills relevant to effective management professionals in making timely and ethical decisions required to lead complex organizations.
  • Learn to lead, communicate, and work effectively with diverse individuals and teams through a broad, interdisciplinary foundation.
  • Develop a fuller awareness and appreciation of self, others, society and the world through the Jesuit values of moral and ethical leadership, social justice, and service to others.

Curriculum Overview

The McLaren School of Management continually updates its curriculum to satisfy the latest AACSB requirements and to assure that its students receive the full experience of studying at an excellent liberal arts and sciences university. Recognizing our students as individuals with unique interests and talents, the faculty have designed the business curriculum to support the focus and breadth each individual student requires. Course requirements are divided into the following areas:

  1. University Core Curriculum
  2. General Electives
  3. Business Core Curriculum and Foundation Coursework
  4. Major Courses

Contact Info

Admission: Undergraduate

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Lone Mountain, Second Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6563