Learn to run a business from the ground up. Develop the skills needed to make a difference in organizations, teams and communities with a management major or minor. Courses can equip you to excel as a leader in operations management, human resources, sustainability management and more.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major, Minor On Campus 122 (18 for minor)

All business programs in the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership are AACSB accredited.


Why Study Management at Wilkes?

The management program at Wilkes will equip you with the skills to excel as a leader in operations management, human resources, sustainability management and more. You will develop communication, critical thinking and leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. Your first year will involve collaborating with your peers to conceptualize, design and operate your own business in the Integrative Management Experience course, and you will leave the program with hands-on internship experiences in the field.

What Will You Learn as a Management Student?

  • You鈥檒l gain a working knowledge of organizational and leadership concepts in management, including staffing, operations planning, directing commercial operations and ethical decision making.
  • You鈥檒l develop critical thinking, persuasive communication and teamwork in collaborative experiences, skills necessary to succeed in executive and managerial positions.
  • You鈥檒l learn to synthesize fundamentals of finance, accounting, business law, marketing, economics and management to make effective decisions at a corporate level.

Program Highlights

Integrated Management Experience

Start building management and leadership experience in your first year during the Integrated Management Experience course, where you鈥檒l collaborate with your peers to conceptualize, design and operate your own business.


Get experience in the field and learn to apply concepts from the classroom to your career. Recent internship opportunities include Montage Mountain, the Scranton/WIlkes-Barre Penguins, Enterprise and LSEO.

Personal and Professional Development Program

Personal and Professional Development courses over four years prepare management students for the professional world through self-reflection, networking and other opportunities.

I am proud to represent the school as a Wilkes business student and member of the Honors Program as well as on the soccer field as a part of the Wilkes Men鈥檚 Soccer Team.

Nick Kinzler - Management, Honors Program

I gained confidence in my ability to lead, take the initiative and build relationships. My professors were always invested in my future as much as I was. I would recommend Wilkes鈥 management program to anyone who wants their class time to translate to real-world experience.

Michael Palladino - Management

of students complete at least one internship before they graduate


of Sidhu students launch a business their first year


years of the Sidhu School's exclusive Personal and Professional Development Program

Careers & Outcomes

Management continues to be a high-demand field. Employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, resulting in about 906,800 new jobs. Job opportunities can be found in industries such as healthcare, IT and government.

Popular Careers

  • Consultant
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Supervisor
  • Program/Project Director
  • District Manager
  • Project Manager

Recent Employers

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ITT
  • KeyBank
  • Nestle
  • PPL Solutions
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • ADP
  • CytexOne Technology