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Printable Major Fact Sheet for Prospective Students (PDF)

Career Placement
  • Average starting salary for business Management majors is $55,600 according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) most recent salary survey
  • 2015 reported starting salaries for MGT graduates ranged from $36,000 to $72,500
  • In the past three years 41% of MGT graduates who provided placement information were initially employed by Fortune 500 companies
  • Approximately 10-15% of MGT graduates each year go on to graduate programs in business or law
  • Companies on the Fortune magazine list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” recruit and hire JMU MGT graduates, including: Accenture, Capital One, Deloitte, Edward Jones, KPMG, Marriott International, and TEKsystems.
Major Related Experience
  • Approximately 70 % of Management majors complete one or more internships before graduating
  • Management students can complete an approved internship experience for academic credit in their Management program of study
  • Approximately 20% of Management students participate in a study abroad experience
  • Students in the Management of Innovation and Technology course compete in a case competition co-sponsored by Deloitte Consulting
  • Students in the Business Analysis and Consulting course work in teams to complete client based consulting projects
  • Students in the Project Management course learn to use project management software
  • Students in the Venture creation course form teams and develop viable business ventures that compete for start-up capital
Our Faculty

Our faculty consists of 23 academics with terminal or advanced degrees in the field of management, many whom also have significant managerial experience in business. Faculty areas of expertise include: business consulting, entrepreneurship, human resource management, innovation, leadership, organizational behavior, and strategic management. Awards include:

  • Madison Scholar Award– Dr. Fariss Mousa, Dr. Scott Gallagher
  • Distinguished Teacher Award– Dr. Fariss Mousa, Dr. Matt Rutherford, Dr. Scott Gallagher
  • Distinguished Service Award – Dr. Robert Kolodinsky, Dr. Paula Daly
  • Civic Engagement Fellowship – Dr. Marshall Pattie
  • Community Engagement Fellowship – Dr. Robert Kolodinsky
  • Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising – Mr. Mike Yankey

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