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MANAGEMENT AT MSU DENVER

The skills you'll gain in this multifaceted discipline will benefit your personal and professional life

No matter how big or bright an idea is, building it into a functional business requires a certain set of skills and knowhow. Not every decision you make will be correct, and you won’t be able to accomplish everything on your own. But teamwork makes dreams work, and a degree in Management gives you leadership and organizational skills to make any business succeed.  

The Department of Management at MSU Denver teaches an array of business skills that revolve around marketing, accounting, business analytics and finance to go along with management courses that include operations, business law, entrepreneurship, international business and human resources. Whether you’re chasing a dream of starting your own business or improving an existing corporation as a business leader, your understanding of business will give you a strong foundation to succeed in any career you pursue.  

MSU Denver is among only 5 percent of business programs in the world to be AACSB‐accredited. That means that when you graduate, you’re likely to command a higher salary and have greater success entering top graduate schools.  

If you envision yourself managing a team, serving as a leader in an organization, starting your own business or working in an international business, degrees offered by the Department of Management can help you get there. 

Top Reasons to Major in Management:

  • The Denver Post reported individuals with a degree in Business Administration/Management and Operations Management earn the highest salaries in Colorado.
  • In the next 8 years the number of Administrative Service Manager jobs will increase by 15%; Human Resource Manager jobs will increase by 13%; Industrial Production Manager jobs will increase by 9%; Training & Development Managers will increase by 15%; and Top Executive jobs will increase by 5%.
  • Median pay is about $81,000 for Administrative Service Managers, $89,000 for Industrial Production Managers, $99,000 for Human Resource Managers, $89,170 for Training and Development Managers, and $165,080 for Top Executives.
  • Gain an understanding of the strongest force for change in the world today - globalization.
  • Learn to manage the total enterprise while honing your interpersonal, critical thinking, analytical, conceptual, and communicative skills.
  • Learn to achieve results by leading others.
  • Learn the challenges facing large and small institutions and identify the options available to meet these challenges.
  • Understand the incredible role that entrepreneurial activity plays in the United States (approximately 80% of US businesses are small companies) and perhaps discover your own entrepreneurial tendencies.
  • Learn that nearly all of us will have the opportunity to enter management positions. Management majors and minors will have the advantage in obtaining these positions.
  • "Everyone has peak performance potential --- you just need to know where they are coming from and meet them there." --- Anonymous

We are now offering:

  • A new Entrepreneurship Certificate for Business majors and non-degree seeking students.
  • A new Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business students.
  • A Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship degree.
  • A Legal Environment of Business Concentration for Students majoring in Management.


“My education was based on real-world experience lived by the professionals who taught my classes, not untested theories found in textbooks. MSU Denver gave me a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that accelerated my career.”

Byron Williams

Vice president of business operations, Jabez Sport Clips


Career Prospects

Here’s where a Management, International Business or Entrepreneurship degree might take you:
Strategic planning, employee training, international logistics, international operations management, project management, international marketing and more.



Apryl Rogers-Broderson_Management
She is an expert in assessment and HR management and she brings knowledge from her consulting activities and an innovative approach to human resources topics to the classroom.

Apryl Rogers-Brodersen

Professor of Management


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International Business Programs


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Contact Information

Department Office Suite : AD 525J

Department of Management

📞 303-615-0222

Dr. Debbie Gilliard, Chair

📞 (303) 615-0139 or (303) 615-0222
📧 gilliard@msudenver.edu

Jay Rademacher, Admin.

📞 303-615-0141
📧 jradema1@msudenver.edu

Angela Schissler, Admin./Advisor

📞 303-615-0149
📧 aschissl@msudenver.edu

Kate Burns, Advisor

📞 303-605-5844
📧 kburns18@msudenver.edu

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) logo

The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.


Military Times Best for Vets 2019

 

The Military Times recently ranked MSU Denver's College of Business in its Best for Vets list.


Our HR program is SHRM certified.


Mission Statement

"We engage a diverse student population with a high-quality, inclusive, interactive and accessible education.  We facilitate the development of knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead organizations"