​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Leaders and managers at all levels of successful organizations must have the tools needed to face the challenges of a complex, ever-evolving technological, global and social environment. CMU general management students become effective problem solvers and decision makers through course work, internships and other related activities. You’ll learn to organize resources, make effective decisions, design strategic plans and communicate effectively.

Points of Pride

  • CMU College of Business Administration undergraduate programs are professionally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • More than 90 percent of recent College of Business Administration graduates surveyed were employed within three months of graduation.

Put Your Degree to Work

Graduates of the general management major find positions in settings such as:

  • Financial institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Health care entities
  • Hospitality services
  • Retail
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Manufacturing companies

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Top executive$101,650 per year11% (261,500 more jobs)
Administrative services manager$81,080 per year12% (34,200 more jobs)
Compensation and benefits manager$95,250 per year3% (600 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the College of Business Administration’s website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

General Management Major

Total: 33 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Required Courses
(18 hours)
MGT 320
Human Resource Management
3
MGT 333
Purchasing Management
3
MGT 348
Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
3
MGT 355
Communications: Managerial Applications
3
MGT 360
Managing Cultural Differences and Diversity in a Global Economy
3
MGT 365
International Business
3
Electives
(6 hours)
Any Management or College of Business Administration course(s), 300 level or higher with the exception of MKT 300, MGT 312, MGT 340, FIN 332, and ENT 320.