Hiram College

The program

The study of management in the context of a small liberal arts col­lege uniquely prepares students for managerial positions in the rapidly changing, complex, and global environment of contemporary organiza­tional life. Small classes, emphasis on writing and speaking, close inter­action with a diverse population, study abroad, and multiple leadership opportunities in campus organizations and on the playing field are expe­riences proven to produce graduates with the opportunities, knowledge and skills essential for successful managerial careers.

Management majors may concentrate their electives in a variety of areas within the discipline. These areas include but are not limited to:

  • marketing
  • international management
  • change management
  • public administration
  • finance
  • sports management
  • arts management

Students will often combine their management major with a minor in a complementary discipline. All majors complete a capstone research project in the senior year. The project creates an opportunity for stu­dents to design and conduct original research on a management topic. The capstone project is a distinctive feature of the management major rarely accomplished at the undergraduate level. In support of a global perspective, department faculty lead study abroad trips to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, China,  Japan, Bhutan, Greece and Turkey.

In addition to opportunities for travel, management majors may participate in a wide range of hands-on learning experiences closer to cam­pus. Hiram houses an active investment club responsible for managing a portfolio of assets currently valued at over $50,000. Department faculty are active advocates of students gaining internship experience. Faculty members serve as liaisons between students and organizations to assist with the coordination of internship opportunities. In the past, students have interned with Key Bank, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indi­ans, National City Bank, advertising agencies, Toyota Corporation, fed­eral government agencies, among others.

Required Courses

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Economics)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (Economics)
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting (Accounting)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Senior Seminar

For full descriptions, see the Course Catalog.