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Management Major/Minor

Pursuing Godly Leadership

The Management major singles out high-achievers who emphasize the best management practices and develop business skills that mirror Christ’s servant-leadership role. Studying management at Taylor will spur you on to envision new ideas and gather teams who can make them a reality, incentivizing others to harness their strengths and accomplish a shared goal.

Through hands-on experiences, you will learn what it takes to start a business from the ground up or make an impact on an existing organization. You will discover how to present yourself as a godly example of Christian leadership.

Our specialized Management courses delve into the business of missions, entrepreneurship, and human resources. You will build your skills through developing products and comprehensive business plans, managing limited resources in pursuit of a business venture, and presenting business ideas to potential investors. With a required practicum in the management field, you will learn from professionals what it takes to be an outstanding Christian business leader.

Minor in Management

Develop your knowledge of business leadership with a Management minor. Courses focus on organizational behavior, marketing principles, business ethics, and HR practices. Though the material is applicable to all, a minor in Management pairs especially well with Accounting and Marketing majors.

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Management Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Business Department

Dr. Jody Hirschy, Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Business Department

Lisa Gilpin, Program Assistant

Special Programs
  • Systems Curriculum

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Related Majors and Related Minors
Business Department
Excellence. Innovation. Ethics.

Receiving any of the bachelor’s in Business degrees from Taylor will prepare you to enter the business world with the confidence to exceed expectations and stand out as a Christian business leader. Whether you are looking to create new products, analyze data for investment opportunities, or create detailed marketing plans, our Business curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic principles of accounting, finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.

Each major in the Business department equips you with an exceptional education and the faith integration you will need to develop an ethical responsibility for business. The ACBSP-accredited Business department will prepare you for whatever career path you choose—from nonprofit to Fortune 500 to government work.

Through a student-run endowment fund, semester-long courses preparing students for the Series-7 and CPA exams, practicum experiences, and extensive alumni connections, you’ll be more than prepared to start your career in business.

Read more about our accreditation in our Student Achievement Report.

Read about noteworthy student experiences during Fall 2018.

Read our End of Year summary (2018).

See the number of ACBSP-accredited business graduates (2016-18).

Expanding Your World with Business

Taylor offers numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a future business person, including opportunities to work with the university’s Endowment Team to invest $2 million of the university's endowment, join Taylor’s nationally ranked Ethics Bowl team and compete against other universities nationwide, and connect with local entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

To increase students’ international understanding of business, Taylor offers both long- and short-term overseas experiences in Lithuania, China, Honduras, and many more locations. Tour facilities, train novice entrepreneurs, meet company executives, and grapple with the challenges facing businessmen and businesswomen on a global scale. To see more business opportunities, visit our Business at Taylor page.

Calculating Your Future

Our required practicums expose Business students to real-world organizations to prepare them for future careers. Many Business students who complete practicums receive job offers from their employers before they graduate. Academic advisors have connected previous students to positions at Calamos Investments, Hope International, Wal-Mart, J.D. Norman Industries, and the Department of Defense.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Taylor University’s Business department have gone on to work at many big-name organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, the Department of Defense, and Wal-Mart Corporation. Find your major’s page for a list of potential positions for which you will be qualified.

Alumni and employers regularly call the department, asking for graduates they can hire. The Calling and Career Office also has many connections to place students in the best position for their calling. With a success rate of 97%, Taylor business students have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University’s placement rates.

Business Graduate Programs

Our Business graduates have been accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious business, law, and economics graduate schools, including:

  • Top 25 business schools: Duke University Fuqua School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Highly-regarded law schools: Pepperdine, Stetson University, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Regent University, and Indiana University
  • Nationally-ranked economics schools: Vanderbilt University, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University
Faculty & Staff
Department Head

Jody Hirschy

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Business



Scott Adams

Professor of Business


Mick Bates

Associate Professor of Marketing


Eric Hernandez

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Julie Little

Associate Professor of Management


David Poucher

Associate Professor of Accounting


Jackson Shen

Assistant Professor of Finance



Nancy Gillespie

Business Department Advisor


Lisa Gilpin

Business Program Assistant


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