Management at MSU Denver

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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. 

Learn More About Our Human Resource Management B.S. Major!

People are a company’s most important asset. Human Resource personnel play an important role in the recruitment, selection, retention, and training of employees to ensure a company has the best people. The program consists of required courses that build a conceptual foundation for developing a comprehensive human resource department in a company that will aid the company in developing a competitive advantage in the industry. In addition to acquiring knowledge about business functional areas and management, students will develop skills/knowledge that are necessary to be an effective human resource manager. The Human Resource Management degree helps prepare students wishing to pursue a career in the field of human resource management.



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

Learn More About Our International Business B.S. Major & Global Business Studies B.A. Major!

International Business Major, B.S.

As a student in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s International Business program, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to take your place in this dynamic sector — in Colorado and beyond.

Global Business Studies Major, B.A.

The bachelor of arts degree program in Global Business Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver offers a compelling amalgam of foundational business courses, global cultural perspective classes and career-relevant experiences such as internships, study abroad and foreign language study.

Career Prospects

Find out what a degree from us can do for you!

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!

Department of Management Accreditations

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The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, putting us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. This ensures a high-quality business education and greater career prospects.

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

Management Program

Contact the Department of Management

Location: Admin Building, Suite 525

Department Phone: 303-615-0222

Dr. Debbie Gilliard, Chair:
[email protected]

Jay Rademacher, Admin III:
[email protected]

Angela Schissler, CBUS Advisor:
[email protected]

Alice McClendon, CBUS Advisor:
[email protected]

Office Location:

Admin Building
5th Floor – #525
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address: 

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Management
Campus Box 78
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Jobs and Internships

Looking for jobs or experiential learning opportunities in a business related field?

  • Check out this job board focused on positions related and adjacent to management majors:

Be sure to browse through these additional job boards to explore more opportunities that exist in other areas, and don’t forget to explore CareerLink and the Classroom to Career Hub for ways to engage in career exploration and professional development!    

Here’s a CareerLink guidebook to help you navigate the platform.