University of Southern Indiana


Major in Management

Customize your management major by getting certified in Innovation Management, Human Resource Management, or by following the General Management Track:

Innovation Management Certificate:

  • Entrepreneurship Ideation and Innovation (MNGT 352)
  • Entrepreneurial Feasibility Analysis (MNGT 353)
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship (MNGT 354)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN 335) or Small Business Consulting (MNGT 455)

Human Resource Management Certificate:

  • Human Resource Management (MNGT 341)
  • Wage & Salary Administration (MNGT 441)
  • Managing Diversity in Organizations (MNGT 444)
  • Training & Development (MNGT 442) or Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations (MNGT 408)

Students can also choose a General Management track which contains 12 hours of Management Electives.

Gain Real-World Experience with Management Internships and Co-Ops

USI's Business Professional Practice Program is a partnership between USI and employers which allow students to learn professional skills in the business environment while earning college credits. Junior and senior management majors are employed in part-time (internship) or full-time (co-op) positions in business.

Information about these opportunities can be obtained through the Romain College of Business, Career Services and Internships or the Management Career Network. Students can also expand their knowledge of management by studying abroad for a semester in Europe, Asia or the Middle East. Information about these opportunities can be obtained through the Romain College of Business or International Programs and Services.

Management News and Faculty Spotlight


  • Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, received a $45,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation to fund a scientific study of “time–and–motion” to assess the sustainability of the blood value chain by targeting the horizontally–integrated community blood centers in the Tri–State area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The goal of the project is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the blood value chain.
  • Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences; Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI Interim Provost; and Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA director, co-authored "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." Foroughi presented it at the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting in the Innovative Education and Teaching: Course Design and Assessment Session, in Chicago, IL.
  • Faculty award: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA Director, received the 2018 Best Paper Award in the Journal of Management History for his paper, "Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829)." It was co-authored by Patrick Murphy, Milorad Novicevic, John Humphreys, Foster Roberts, & Artem Kornetskyy.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi's article, "What is Block Chain - and Why Do I Need to Know About It" published in the latest issue of USI's illume magazine.
  • Faculty publications: Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management. Fortsch's recent research publications include, "The value of inventory and the direction of the supply chain bullwhip effect," "Decreasing operational costs of non-profit community-based blood centres," and "A resilient donor arrival policy for blood." 


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