Management Program

Hiram College offers a 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.

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.

After Hiram

The quality of Hiram's management program helps our students to secure positions in the nation's top graduate programs and with some of the country's most well-respected organizations. Our graduates also go on to become entrepreneurs. Our graduates have pursued M.B.A.'s, Masters degrees in Organization Development, International Business, Government, Urban Planning, and Public Administration to name a few. They have completes degrees in law and Ph.D. in Public Administration. Hiram management graduates have attended Case Western Reserve, Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, Pepperdine, INSEAD, and the Graduate School of International Business in Phoenix, among others. New alumni have earned positions with Key Bank, the New Orleans Hornets, Ernst and Young, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and other leading organizations.

For specific course offerings see the Hiram College Catalog.

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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.


For more information

If you have specific questions about the management program at Hiram College or if you would like more information, please contact:

John Bolus
Assistant Professor of Management
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