Management Emphasis

Management Emphasis

Lead and motivate.

Train to become a skilled manager who knows how to lead and motivate people, build-high performance teams and develop world-class organizations. Organizations of all sizes and types need skilled managers. The management curriculum provides a foundation for careers in management, human resource management, small business management and entrepreneurship and public agency management. This area of emphasis addresses contemporary issues in management and the changing roles of managers and leaders at all levels of the organization.

Potential Careers

Average Salary
Outlook Through 2028
Number of New Jobs Through 2028

Chief Executive




Computer/Information Systems Manager




Marketing Manager




Engineering Manager




Financial Manager




Natural Sciences Manager




Sales Manager




Operations Manager




Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why study Management at UCCS?

  1. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  2. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  3. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  4. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  5. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

  6. Support and Guidance

    If you have an idea or concept you wish to build into a business venture, UCCS offers entrepreneurial support through resources such as The Garage, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Club.

Management Courses

  • Improving Personal and Team Creativity

    This course covers the concepts and theories of creativity but devotes most of the course time to specific, proven approaches to unlock and surface the student’s innate creativity. Examples of creative approaches in business and industry are illustrated. Both individual and group creativity techniques are reviewed and practiced, with emphasis on how to form a creative work team.

  • Experiences in Leadership

    This course is a guided self-development class to learn and apply the scientifically-proven principles and skills of effective leadership in modern times. Content focuses on the ideological styles of authentic, transformational and servant leadership.

  • Organizational Development and Change

    This course provides students with critical skills for today's times of unprecedented change and fierce competition. The course introduces students to the field of Organization Development and Change that prepares leaders and those committed to being change champions with skills in improving the health and performance of individuals, groups and organizations.

  • Principles of Negotiation and Conflict Management

    Through a combination of study and hands-on practice, this course introduces students to distributive and integrative negotiation, third-party and multi-party dynamics and dispute resolution. With a focus on preparation, strategy, interpersonal relationships and ethics, students will build skills and confidence to become more effective in personal and professional negotiations.

  • Human Resource Management for Managers

    This course presents an overview of the entire Human Resource (HR) function. Topics include recruiting, staffing, job descriptions, health and safety laws, training and career development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and workplace issues.

  • Labor/Employee Relations and Engagement

    This course examines the employment relationship between employers, employees and labor unions. Topics include fundamentals of organizational culture, employee engagement, onboarding, performance management, training/development, employee relations, problem/conflict resolution and negotiation, labor relations and unionization processes and labor relations and employment related laws.

  • Total Rewards for Motivating and Retaining Employees

    This course examines the compensation and benefits practices to attract, engage and retain employees. Emphasis is placed on a total rewards strategy to meet the organization's strategic goals, job analysis and job descriptions, compensation and benefits plan design and administration, pay and benefits laws, recognition, wellness and reward practices.

  • Talent Acquisition: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting Employees

    This course examines the practices involved in building and maintaining an effective workforce that meets the organization's needs by identifying and hiring candidates who can make a significant contribution and are most likely to be retained. The major focus of the course is on the development of your skills and use of pre-employment testing/assessment methods and internet recruiting tools, workforce planning, selection, placement, applicant tracking systems and knowledge of key hiring related laws.

  • International Management

    This course provides an overview of management and human resources issues related to international markets. Major topics covered are organizing operations, decision making and controlling, motivation and leadership across cultures, international labor relations, human resource selection and repatriation and human development across cultures.

  • Marketing Research

    This course emphasizes marketing research as a decision-making tool for marketing managers. A variety of methodologies is explored. Course project provides students with hands-on experience in planning an investigation, data collection design, sampling, experimentation, interpretation of results and report preparation.

  • Service Management and Marketing

    This course builds and expands on the introductory marketing course by showing adaptations and applications of marketing ideas to the service setting. The service component of business requires a distinctive approach to marketing strategy both in development and execution. In addition, quality service cannot be delivered without understanding and developing the organizational and human resources of the firm. Designed for those students who are interested in working in either traditional service industries or in the service areas of manufacturing industries.

  • Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

    This course covers the fundamental project management topics necessary for implementation of and excellence in project management. Emphasis will be from a management perspective that addresses the basic nature of managing projects for business, information systems and the public. Students will deal with the problems of selecting projects, initiating them, operating them and controlling them. Also covered are the issues associated with terminating a project and with conducting a project that involves what project managers like to call the “real world.”

  • Managing Service Operations

    This course prepares students for operations management opportunities in service industries such as financial services, entertainment, hospitality, logistics services and health care. Focusing on the management of service operations, this course will explore topics in three modules: 1) understanding services, 2) designing the service enterprises and 3) managing service operations. Sample topics include service strategy, new service development, service quality, service facility location, managing capacity and demand for services, managing waiting line and queuing models and managing service projects. Equips students with the concepts and tools necessary to effectively manage a service operation, and should provide entrepreneurially-inclined students with the foundation to open their own service businesses.

Management Faculty Spotlight
Donald Warrick, D.B.A.
In the past five decades, Dr. Donald Warrick has worked with more than 150 Fortune 500 and international companies as well as medium and small size organizations, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations. He has published nine books and more than 90 articles, book chapters and professional papers. In 2018, Dr. Warrick was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Organizational Development Network. The award is presented to individuals with “significant and lasting impact on the field and practice of organization development.”