How do I request a change of major?

All students must have at least one major with a degree (i.e. Biology - BS).  To add a 2nd major, select the major listed with no degree (i.e. Biology).

  1. Log into MyMadison, select Student Center.
  2. Select Major/Minor Change from the "Other Academic..." dropdown menu.
    1. To add a program of study select Add Major/Minor
      To narrow your search, select the plan type, change the criteria of plan description to "contains," and enter the beginning letters of the plan.
    2. To drop a program of study, select Drop Major/Minor.
    3. To update a concentration for an existing program of study, select Add/Change Concentration.
  3. After all requests are entered, select Submit Request.

Please note that any student admitted to JMU can declare one of the eight majors offered in the College of Business. However, any student enrolled in one of the B.B.A. programs must meet certain progression standards in order to continue as a business major beyond the first year of study.

Please consult the JMU Undergraduate Catalog for specific information regarding College of Business progression standards.

Are there Opportunities to study in international programs?
Yes!  Visit the CoB Study Abroad page to learn more.
Why should I major in Management?

Management majors represent a great diversity of business interests and aspirations and you will be encouraged to find and follow your passion in the business world. The Management Degree provides an outstanding foundation of hard and soft business skills that you can put to use in any organizational environment. Graduates find a wide variety of job opportunities in private business, non-profits, or government organizations.

What does the Management Department have to offer?
  • Relevant coursework based on transferrable management skills
  • Hands-on learning in the classroom
  • The ability to concentrate in one of three focus areas: human resource management, entrepreneurship and small business management, or business analysis and consulting
  • Engaging extracurricular activities that enhance and compliment classroom learning
  • Opportunities to network with alumni and employers to explore job and internship opportunities
  • Award winning faculty members who publish in the top academic journals in the Management field
  • Accessible faculty, advisors and staff who care about your success!

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