Managers often work in very complex organizational structures. They have to be focused not only with employees and customers, but with the social, economic, political, and technological aspects of their environment. Each managerial position is unique, but all have a specific need and focus within an organization.
Hiram College offers its major in management through the Department of Economics, Management and Accounting. The management major prepares students for successful careers in public, nonprofit, and governmental organizations as well as for excellent graduate programs. Through rigorous coursework, students develop a broad understanding of the functional areas of business. Emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, practical experience, individual and group problem solving and decision-making, an international perspective and social responsibility develops individuals capable of vision and ready for leadership in a wide variety of organizations.
Our graduates serve in leadership positions in for profit and not for profit settings, including a wide range of industry, financial, governmental and healthcare organizations. Our alumni have pursued a variety of graduate programs, including accounting and finance, business, international management, public policy and law to name a few.
One of Hiram's most popular majors, the accounting program prepares students to be ethically grounded, socially responsible men and women. Not only do our students learn to be great in their chosen profession, but they also contribute to the world in a meaningful way.
The economics major is a sought-after area of study for students who want to develop critical thinking skills through the study of economic theory and its application to important issues such as unemployment, inflation, taxation, economic development, international trade and economic inequality. Our curriculum, embedded in the liberal arts, focuses on developing students' analytical, critical thinking and communication skills and emphasizes the integration of theory and its practical application.
Hiram students are focused, bold and idea-driven. They fiercely pursue their passions for study and life, and often with an entrepreneurial pursuit in mind. In that same spirit, Hiram has purposely designed the entrepreneurship minor to pair with any major offered. It’s no wonder that entrepreneurship is the most popular minor on campus!
Good communication is a key component to all business and personal relationships, and a communication degree helps students learn to effectively convey information, both verbally and in writing. At Hiram, students learn that clear and concise
communication is essential to building and maintaining internal and external relationships, conveying ideas, building discourse between cultures and marketing goods and services to the public.