The Management Department prepares students to manage resources, make informed decisions, and lead with integrity in a global environment.
No matter where you work—start-up, small business, corporate, government, non-profit—you need a set of critical management skills to be successful in today’s diverse global environment. We asked hiring managers and accomplished alumni what our students needed to thrive in their careers and created a program based on their input. As a result, Siena’s management program is relevant, engaging, and flexible. You will learn and practice skills that apply to the changing world: thinking like an entrepreneur, managing complex projects, communicating with confidence, energizing a team toward high performance and making informed decisions. You will learn to use your talents to serve not just your employer, but society as a whole. Finish our program and start your own company, work in the public or private sectors, join a not-for-profit or pursue graduate education. You’ll have the skills you need to succeed.
The Management Major at Siena College allows you to:
Prepare for the real world
Learn critical competencies that apply to any position in any organisation. Gain additional expertise in an area of interest, such as leadership, entrepreneurship, international management, or human resource management. Develop a unique perspective on people, organizations, and the world by integrating your Franciscan and liberal arts education with the management competencies. And, learn to do your work while always working to make the world a better place.
Learn through experience
Participate in service learning, simulations, live cases, internships, in-depth research, student organizations, and more. Every management class includes opportunities to learn the key competencies through hands-on experiences.
Create a network
Interact with executives – in classes and beyond. They watch your presentations, read your reports, and provide feedback. Gain extensive knowledge of an organisation through an internship or make connections by helping a start-up at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Build an e-portfolio
Create and access your portfolio to track your progress, feature your best work, impress recruiters, and refer to on the job.
Study with accomplished faculty
Our faculty members are practicing scholars that have extensive real-world experience – CEOs, management consultants, board members, entrepreneurs, textbook authors, and a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board. Our emphasis is on excellent teaching and bringing reality to the classroom.
Emphasis on six different management competencies: decision making and planning, innovation and entrepreneurship, teamwork and leadership, communications, human resource development and process/project management.
Our faculty members are practicing scholars that have extensive real-world experience – CEOs, management consultants, board members, entrepreneurs, textbook authors, and a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board.
Every management class includes opportunities to learn the key competencies through hands-on experiences such as service-learning, simulations and live cases.
Flexible curriculum that allows each student to pursue their interest.
Interaction with executives who work directly with students by evaluating presentations, reading reports and providing feedback on projects.
Students build an e-portfolio to use when entering the job market.
Requirements for the Major (30 credits)
MGMT113 - Business Communication 3 credits
MGMT211 - Management 3 credits
MGMT329 - Organizational Behavior 3 credits
MGMT300 - Operations Management 3 credits
MGMT332 - Human Resources Management 3 credits
MGMT336 - Management Research Methods 3 credits
Twelve credits of Management electives, at least three of which must be a 400-level course. These can also include BUDV-305, BUDV-310, and BUDV-410. (12 credits)
100% of management majors have the opportunity to solve problems at Capital Region businesses before they graduate
One in four say a Siena connection led to their first or current job
The freshman retention rate is 81%
97% of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school
Recent Employers of our Graduates
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
Recent Internship Sites
Albany Times Union
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
New Jersey Nets
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Peter Harris Clothes
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Special Olympics New York
The Ayco Company, L.P.
Time Warner Cable News
Tri-City Valley Cats
Job Titles of Recent Graduates
Business Continuity and Crisis Management
Executive Team Leader
Operations Group Leader
Sales and Marketing Associate
Senior Group Leader
Senior Human Resources Associate