management students
MEET YOUR GOALS IN MANAGEMENT
Management professionals experience dynamic and diverse career opportunities – from leadership to entrepreneurship – across various sectors. Their knowledge helps lead the future of business as their skills lead others in critical organizational achievements.

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SHRM-Aligned Program
The human resource management option of the management major was recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management for fully aligning with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Students enrolled in the human resource management option are eligible to apply for the group’s Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam, a professional distinction as a recognized expert in the HR field. Students may qualify for the exam if they are in their final year of study, are in good academic standing and have a minimum of 500 hours of "relevant HR experience." Contact Dr. Jenna Pieper for more information.
Coursework
As a management major, you’ll earn 9 credit hours of core management courses and 12 credit hours for one option of your choice. You can choose from entrepreneurship and innovation, human resource management, general management or Clifton Builders management.

View the list of required and elective courses in our Catalog and Four Year Plans.


Course Catalog Four Year Plans

Take Charge of Your Future
With a Big Ten management degree from Nebraska, you’ll be prepared for success no matter what option in the major you pursue.

General Management

The General Management Option allows you to pursue multiple interests. You’ll choose from courses relating to management, human resources, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Management Core Courses

MNGT 360, Managing Behavior in Organizations
MNGT/ENTR 321, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
MNGT 361, Human Resource Management

In addition to the three core courses, you’ll select three courses from the topics of human resource management, entrepreneurship and leadership (see Four Year Plan), and one elective from the full list of management courses (see Course Catalog). Your elective management course cannot double count to fulfill other degree requirements.

Four Year Plan

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Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management Option equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to guide organizations and their employees towards their highest potential. Nebraska’s program is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management curriculum guidelines so you can apply to sit for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam in your final year. This professional designation signals to others you are a recognized expert in the HR field and makes you more competitive in the job market.

In addition to the three required management core courses (MNGT 360, MNGT/ENTR 321 and MNGT 361), you’ll take four required courses for the option.

Required Courses

MNGT 461, Strategic Human Resource Management
MNGT 463, Compensation Administration
MNGT 464, Talent Acquisition and Staffing
MNGT 466, The Regulatory Environment for Employment and Labor (ECON 485)

You may wish to select from the following to fulfill elective requirements within the College
MNGT 365, Managing Diversity in Organizations
MNGT 411, Leading People and Projects
MNGT 412, Negotiating and Conflict Management
MNGT 414, Leadership in a Global Context
ECON 481, Economics of the Labor Market
MNGT 451, Strengths Coaching, Theory and Practice
MNGT 470, Leadership, Communication and Teams in the Virtual World

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Option prepares you to start your own business, work at a startup or lead innovation and growth for an established company.

In addition to the three required management core courses (MNGT 360, MNGT/ENTR 321 and MNGT 361), you’ll take three required courses and choose an elective for the option.

Required Courses

MNGT/ENTR 421, Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
MNGT/ENTR 422, Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations
MNGT/ENTR 423, Business Plan Development and Decision Making

Choose one of the following:
MNGT/ENTR 322, Family Business
MNGT 365, Managing Diversity in Organizations
MNGT 411, Leading People and Projects
MNGT 412, Negotiating and Conflict Management
MRKT 345, Market Research

You may wish to select from the following to fulfill elective requirements within the College:
MNGT 365, Managing Diversity in Organizations
MNGT 412, Negotiating and Conflict Management
MNGT 464, Talent Acquisition and Staffing
MRKT 345, Market Research

Four Year Plan

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Clifton Builders

The Clifton Builders Option is a program empowering students with high leadership and entrepreneurial potential to change the world by building businesses, teams or communities.

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Develop Your Network. Expand Your World.
From day one, you can join the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to learn more about the human resource field, network with professionals and participate in conferences and competitions. You can apply in your first year to the Clifton Builders Program in which you’ll learn about leadership, engagement and entrepreneurship and create an intentional business community. You can also participate in the Center for Entrepreneurship’s many events and competitions, or gain hands-on experience by enrolling in Managing People and Projects (MNGT 411), where you’ll grant funds to nonprofits through Strive to Thrive Lincoln.
Minor Options
Adding a minor can expand your expertise and make you more marketable. The management minor is available to College of Business students. It allows you to choose from a wide range of classes relating to leadership, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, ethics, sustainability and diversity. You can also choose to pursue the entrepreneurship minor available to all UNL students.

The Clifton Builders Management Minor is available to business majors and non-business majors selected into the Clifton Builders Program.

Make an appointment in MyPlan to meet with an academic advisor and declare your minors.

MANAGEMENT MINOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINOR CLIFTON BUILDERS MANAGEMENT MINOR