Why study management?

Management students will graduate ready for the challenging task of directing people and activities in today’s private, public and not-for-profit organizations. 

  • Students excel in habits of professionalism, interact with private and public organizations and participate in professional activities to gain skills for success and advancement.
  • Management students learn how organizations are established, how people behave when they become part of an organization and how employees are compensated, motivated and protected.
  • Management courses are taught with a forward-looking perspective, integrating technology and cutting-edge topics.
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Management at AU

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Management majors work in human resource departments, operations, customer service, purchasing, sales and consulting. They lead in diverse industries from financial services to manufacturing to retail.

Hands-On Learning

Internship opportunities include:

  • The Event Company
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • First PREMIER Bank
  • Lawrence & Schiller
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Raven Industries

Management students study away in:

  • London, England; Paris, France; and Oslo, Norway — focusing on sustainable business with AU faculty
  • Thailand — focusing on global economics with AU faculty
  • London, England — focusing on Brexit with AU faculty

Courses & Organizations

The curriculum combines interdisciplinary knowledge of human behavior with a rigorous academic foundation in business-related principles. Classes teach how organizations improve performance, make strategic advances in a competitive marketplace and approach the issues and ethics of global business.

Management students often participate in:

  • Business Club
  • Elmen Center Recreational Services
  • Viking Days Committee
  • Union Board of Governors (UBG)
  • Augustana Student Association (ASA)