Why Study Management?

How does one motivate workers? What is the optimal organizational structure for meeting specific goals and objectives? How does one best measure the performance of a team? What are the available inputs to help managers make good business decisions?

These are a few examples of the many questions and scenarios considered in the course of studying management. These are critical aspects of running any business or organization whether as a CEO, an entrepreneur, or an executive director.

Management skills are applicable to countless situations and provide a solid foundation for success in business administration—and in any field. When you study business management and how organizations work you gain valuable insight into how the world works and how to work with other people to achieve amazing things.

Arts Management

If you’re considering a major in the visual and performing arts, consider combining this with a management major, minor, or coursework. This will put you in an excellent position to pursue a career in arts management (or arts administration), which involves managing the operations of an arts organization such as a symphony, an art gallery, or a theatre company.

Learn more about Luther’s music management program.

Why Study Management at Luther?

Management is one of the most popular majors at Luther—for good reasons. Our management faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and have spent portions of their careers in “the real world.” They have extensive professional networks, which inform the classroom experience and also create internship and study-away opportunities for students.

As a management student, you’ll have opportunities to intern at local businesses—and at businesses and organizations across the country. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, you’ll enjoy the wealth of guest speakers that visit Luther every semester to talk about life as an entrepreneur. We also offer entrepreneurship scholarships, along with several other departmental scholarships.

Smart hiring managers want to see a strong background in business, but also in the liberal arts. That’s why our hybrid approach to teaching management in the liberal arts tradition is ideal. When we surveyed our 2015 graduating class in the six months following graduation, we found that 91% of management students had full-time employment.