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Business Management

Studying business management at WVU Tech is a great choice to jumpstart your career. We provide a quality education that will allow you to go on to graduate or professional school or enter the workforce. Students complete internships and study a broad range of topics including human resource management, strategic planning, accounting and economics.

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What is Business Management?

Studying business management gives students the flexibility to personalize their education their internships and elective courses. Our faculty are experts in their fields and provide a solid academic foundation to get you anywhere you might want your career to go. Business management is also a great compliment to a variety of other majors to double major or minor in to further customize your education the way you want.

Business Management at WVU Tech

The management major has the following basic components: WVU Tech’s general education foundation (GEF), business core, and restricted/free electives. First, WVU Tech’s GEF provides a foundation in the liberal arts, sciences, and math while exposing students to a broader world view. Second, the business core provides students with a common set of business tools and a body of business skills and knowledge necessary in the field of management and leadership. Third, the major offers restricted and free electives which enable students to focus their studies on additional areas of interest within the field of business.

Meaningful tracks of study

Guarantee your time and money are used to make your marketable in your chosen field. Our program offers classes in:

Managing Individuals and Teams

Study traditional management functions, employee motivation, leadership, team dynamics and individual and group decision-making. You'll also explore social responsibility and ethics, diversity, organizational structure and design, organizational control and managing innovation and change.

Principles of Marketing

Know your business and how to present it to the world. This course dives into the interrelationships between marketing and other business disciplines. Topics include product management, communication, pricing and distribution, plus an introduction to buyer behavior and marketing research.

Business Simulation

Conduct full-scale business games with simulated real-world managerial decision-making experiences. The simulation provides students with opportunities to make decisions that impact the whole company.

Kyle Saunders '21

Executive Director of the West Virginia Republican Party

Kyle majored in Business Management and Public Service Administration and was a nominee for the WVU Tech Presidential Leadership Award in 2022. While at WVU Tech and after his graduation, Kyle took on major roles within the West Virginia Republican Party including the Republican Governors Association, Susan B. Anthony List, West Virginia Republican Legislative Committee, the Office of U.S. Congresswoman Carol D. Miller.

Our graduates accepted positions in the field as:

  • Vice Presidents of Operations
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Operations Manager
  • Hospital Manager


Students majoring in business management study a broad range of topics such as human resources management, organizational behavior, production/operations management, statistics, strategic planning and other elements of the field of management. The program provides flexibility in that students can take a variety of electives to customize their major whether focusing on accounting, economics, finance, human resource administration, and/or marketing.

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Your Business Management Faculty

KyungMoon Kim, DBA

Associate Professor of Management

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Marjorie Smith, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Management

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