If you have aspirations of leading others and enjoy teamwork, problem solving, and organization, you might consider studying management. Many career opportunities exist for people with a background in management, including positions in banking, retail, manufacturing, human resources, and nonprofit organizations. Belmont graduates have accepted offers from employers such as Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Asurion, Marriott Corporation, MARS Petcare, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Gaylord Entertainment, Destination Nashville and Tractor Supply Company.
Belmont's undergraduate management program is one of the most respected in the Mid-South. Our experienced faculty teach management students to be team players while stressing the development of an ethical framework and leadership skills. Many of our upper-level courses in management involve projects where students work with businesses in the Nashville area, and students can gain valuable leadership experience by participating in our many business student organizations.
At Belmont, students may select a general Management concentration or choose a Health Care Management or Human Resources Management emphasis within the Management concentration.
Health Care Management
Middle Tennessee is informally referred to as the "health care capital of the country." More than 140 health care-related enterprises are headquartered in and around Nashville. Collectively, these businesses reach across the nation to provide a level of health care within our country that is envied around the globe.
As health care grows in scope, new technologies, advances in basic research, and new concepts in health care financing and delivery serve to make this an even more complex industry. It's easy to see why more and more health-related companies are looking for well-trained employees to manage and supervise the services they offer.
As a student in this program, you will receive an excellent education on three fronts. Belmont strives to bring together the best of both liberal arts and professional education. First, courses in the humanities will help you develop lifelong competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and other similar skill areas. Second, you will receive a solid foundation in the basic business disciplines that will serve you well, no matter what path your career takes. Third, you will take specialized courses related to the management of health care that will prepare you to land your first professional position and to experience regular career growth within the industry.
Human Resources Management
The management major in the Jack C. Massey College of Business has recently added a focus in human resources. In addition to the courses required of the management major, students choose three courses directly related to human resources managemet such as: employment law, labor relations/collective bargaining, compensation and benefits, recruitment and selection, international management and a human resources internship.