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The major is a part of the Department of Management, an academic unit within the College of Business.

Management skills are broadly applicable and our graduates go on to a wide range of professions in both the public and private sector. The major is also designed to help those thinking of starting their own business or aiding a family business. Finally, many students find the broad business training of the management major a helpful foundation for future graduate study.

Degrees Offered



Business Analysis and Consulting

Human Resource Management

Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the management major when they register for orientation. Any student admitted to JMU can declare any major offered by the College of Business. However students are not formally admitted into the College of Business until certain requirements are met as listed in the section below "Admission to the Major."

Currently Enrolled Major Changers 

All students must have at least one major with a degree (i.e. Biology - B.S.).  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.

Admission to the Major

Full Admission to the College of Business

Declaring a business major does not guarantee full admission to the College of Business. Students must formally apply for full admission to the College of Business by submitting an application for admission during the semester in which students are completing the lower-level B.B.A. courses (with the exception of COB 242: Managerial Accounting). We encourage students to complete their lower-level courses within the first three semesters if possible. Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for specific admissions requirements.

Progressing in the Major

Students must maintain good academic standing with at least a GPA 2.0.

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