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Department of Management

If you want to be at the helm of processes or operations or play an active role in leading people to success, the University of Central Missouri’s Management programs offer a clear pathway to your goals. Get the specific training you need for your exact career objectives in UCM’s Department of Management. Whether you wish to enhance your undergraduate education with one of our minors or focus your studies in one of several specialized areas with an undergraduate or graduate degree, you’ll gain essential and versatile skills you can use in the workplace tomorrow — and well into your future.

UCM offers focused Management education to meet your individual career goals:

  • Management: Develop the skills you need to oversee people and processes and navigate challenges along the way.
  • Event Management: Get what it takes to effectively organize and host events, using various resources and technology and overcoming obstacles.
  • Entrepreneurship: Gain the comprehensive business education you need to successfully launch and run your own business.
  • Leadership: Learn to motivate and guide individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Learning and Development: Focus your studies on how to develop employees’ abilities and improve their performance — and ultimately that of your organization.
  • Supply Chain Management: Know how to manage supply chain and logistics, ensuring the timely receipt of products and at the best possible costs.
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Dr. Matthew Houseworth
Department Chair
Dockery 101C
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 816-263-1661

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

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AACSB-accredited Management programs

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50+ year history in management studies

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On-campus and hybrid program offerings

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Nationally ranked for Management degrees

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Applied learning for real experience

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Business and management scholarships

Find your Management future at UCM

At the University of Central Missouri, our Department of Management cultivates a dynamic and supportive environment — one centered around our students and based on collaboration through offerings that include:

  • Course projects that build an impressive resume: As part of your coursework, you’ll solve real problems for local partners to gain real-world experience, perhaps managing an event from start to finish. In addition, students completing one of our bachelor’s degrees will work in small groups to launch a business — an initiative that also helps give back to our community.
  • More ways to gain real-world experience: Are you looking for on-the-job training? Complete an optional internship, working with us to find an exciting placement with an organization such as the Kansas City Royals, the Federal Reserve Bank or the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. You can also expand your cultural awareness — an in-demand skill — when you study abroad with UCM.
  • UCM organizations that enable connections: Student life is thriving at UCM. Participate in one of many student associations specific to business and management and make connections that offer support now and well into the future. Entrepreneurial spirits may join Enactus, for example, while other popular choices include Collegiate DECA, the National Society of Leadership and Success and Delta Sigma Pi.


What can you do with a degree in one of UCM’s Management programs?

Managers and leaders are needed in every field, providing various career pathways for your future. At UCM, you’ll learn to guide people to success or ensure effective operations through skills you’ll develop in our Department of Management — critical thinking, collaboration, communication, problem-solving and more. 

With an understanding of the various facets of business, you’ll be prepared to attend a graduate program, such as UCM’s MBA program or law school. You may also start your own business or fulfill one of these vital roles, among countless others, in companies large or small:

  • Retail manager
  • Events manager
  • Corporate trainer
  • Human resources manager
  • Change management consultant
  • Learning and development specialist
  • Supply chain or logistics manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Project manager




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