Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This 120-credit program is designed to be completed in four years.

Who can apply? 

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED.

What will I learn in a bachelor's degree in management program?

Traditionally, management includes the following activities: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. More specifically, management is responsible for the primary activities of the firm, and also responsible for the support activities of infrastructure, human resource management, technology development and procurement. Management majors are prepared for careers in either general management, the specialization of human resource management or entrepreneurship based on concentration choice.

Learning outcomes

With a bachelor's degree in management, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of fundamental business knowledge and practices.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively communicate within a business environment.
  • Use information technology to support business analysis and operations.
  • Recognize, evaluate and resolve ethical issues, both personally and organizationally.
  • Develop a global business perspective and will have the knowledge and skills to conduct business internationally.

Learn more about the Management Department

Meet the faculty, explore management degree programs, discover career opportunities, and find internships and resources offered by the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Other degrees in the management program

  • Emphases in management

    The Department of Management at the University of Nevada, Reno offers two tracks of emphasis: human resources and general management. Each of these emphases require the completion of different courses.

  • Human resources management minor

    This minor is designed to train students to be effective managers of human capital through the use of training, internal procedures, compensation, staffing, and more. As workplaces and society evolve and change, human resources management is becoming an increasingly complex field that is in demand for employers.

  • Business administration minor

    This minor program is for non-College of Business Administration students only who desire a background in general business to complement their own major program.

    The number of students pursuing a minor in business administration at the University of Nevada, Reno has been climbing rapidly in recent years, and for good reason. More students are realizing that with the option of a business minor, they can major in their principal academic interest, but also gain  real business knowledge that makes them attractive to employers. Moreover, a student with a business administration minor has the real business knowledge that can help inform their decisions—for example, a student with a B.S. in electrical engineering who also earns a minor in business administration has the real skills necessary to not only  succeed in designing electrical infrastructure, but also manage the company.

  • Business administration, M.B.A.

    The M.B.A. program is designed for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in any field and who have at least two years of professional experience in a business, government, or non-profit organization. The MBA program generally can be completed by most students in three years or less of evening study.

    This program has been designed to promote understanding of the basic tools and techniques needed to manage effectively and efficiently in the changing global marketplace. An MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno will enable a manager or executive to perform a wide range of managerial functions, including:

    • Managing human and material resources in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing technological world.
    • Making decisions based on complex business information.
    • Using the most up to date financial and business data bases for analysis and application.
    • Understanding the implications of an increasingly global economy and the changing legal, ethical, cultural and political environments of business.
    • Developing business policies and strategies that are responsive to rapid change.

    Learn more about the MBA program

  • Business administration, online executive M.B.A.

    The Executive Master of Business Administration at The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the top online business programs in the country. That means you can get a superior educational experience at a competitive cost, earning the professional edge you need, while giving you the flexibility to balance the needs of your full-time job or family. 

    The online, 12-course curriculum is offered as a two-year cohort program beginning each year in the Fall. This allows students in each cohort to begin the program at the same point, move through the curriculum together, and build supportive working relationships in a stimulating online environment. Courses in the EMBA program are sequenced to assure continuity in learning.

    Learn more about the Online EMBA program

  • Business administration, Ph.D.

    The dynamic and growing College of Business offers a Ph.D. in business administration (management), with cutting-edge management training in theoretical foundations and quantitative methods in basic and applied research. The program offers concentrations in organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship, and behavioral decision making. The program also emphasizes interdisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with other disciplines such as economics, psychology, sociology, social psychology and neuroscience.

    Learn more about the Ph.D. in Business Administration program

Careers with a degree in management

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

The strength of the college is its people.

At the College of Business we provide premier business education, preparing students to become competitive, ethical and innovative business professionals to drive economic development and improve quality of life for all.

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