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Management at WIU Quad Cities
Program of Study
Western Illinois University–Quad Cities’ Department of Management and Marketing has a proud tradition of achievement and is ever building on its strong reputation. Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Business (BB) degree in Management or in Human Resource Management and can take courses in Business Law and Operations Management. Graduate students can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Management or Supply Chain Management.
The field of management focuses on cross-functional cooperation and collaboration, and offers opportunities to explore areas not traditionally included in business curricula. Management faculty work together to integrate global, ethical, critical-thinking, communication, teamwork, and multicultural skills throughout the curriculum; to provide opportunities for faculty/student research collaboration; and to effectively utilize the expertise of senior faculty members to mentor junior faculty in teaching, research, and professional service.
The faculty in the Department of Management and Marketing are outstanding educators, renowned for innovative and effective instruction, scholarly research, and service activity. Management faculty have received awards from the College of Business and Technology for outstanding teaching and for teaching using technology, research, and service. Many of the Management faculty have been invited to international conferences because of their expertise and are internationally recognized, with one serving as Fulbright Senior Scholar.
Faculty utilize a variety of instructional approaches and technologies, including projects conducted in cooperation with local and regional organizations. A high percentage of faculty have substantial professional experience and emphasize developing knowledge and ability into skills and competencies which can be applied in real-world situations. Faculty work with regional firms to develop internships and other career-enhancing opportunities.
The faculty excel in the area of research and scholarly activity. Their works include books, textbooks, book chapters, journal articles, conference presentations, and more. Many faculty are actively involved in international studies in countries such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Russia, and Sweden. Half of the Management faculty are international by origin, providing students with a truly global perspective on management.
Scholarship information is available from the College of Business and Technology office, (309) 298-2442; Western’s Scholarship Office, (309) 298-2001; or on the Web at wiu.edu/Scholarship.
Honors in Management
To be eligible for the Centennial Honors College, entering freshmen must have an ACT composite score of at least 28 OR have a 26 or 27 composite ACT and be in the top 15% of their graduating class OR have an ACT composite score of at least 24 and be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.
A comparable SAT score is acceptable. Transfer and current WIU students who wish to join the Honors College (including the Quad Cities Honors Program) must have a 3.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours. Honors credit is given for honors coursework completed at other accredited institutions. To find out more, visit wiu.edu/Honors.
The Management and Marketing department attracts and retains large numbers of good students, producing graduates with value-added knowledge and skills. Management students have an enviable opportunity to become involved in management-related extracurricular activities. Many choose to join student organizations, pursue internships, engage in study abroad programs, and more.
Mastering the subject matter and learning the skills to apply that knowledge help establish a strong foundation for a fulfilling career. The Department of Management and Marketing is committed to providing that foundation and has a strategic initiative to promote our majors. Graduates with degrees in Management can go on to an almost boundless variety of careers in all economic sectors (public, private, not-for-profit), in organizations of any size (from small businesses to the world’s largest multinational corporations), at all levels of responsibility (from entrylevel professional jobs to top executive positions), in every kind of organization (including manufacturing, retail, consulting, health care, financial services, legal services, education, transportation, public utilities, education, and much more), and in any field of management (strategic planning, organizational change and development, project management, operations management, international management, and more). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) projects more than a 12% increase in management occupations for the ten-year period between 2002 and 2012.
For More Information
For admissions process and general program information, contact Western Illinois University–Quad Cities at (309) 762-9481. For specific program questions, contact our Advising Center at (309) 762-1988.