Management Major Courses & Tracks


The management curriculum is closely aligned with the liberal arts objectives of Providence College. Business leaders are increasingly looking for college graduates not only with a background in core management courses, but also with a background in the liberal arts.

The integration of the management major curriculum with Providence College’s strong liberal arts curriculum prepares our students to lead and inspire people, create value by solving business problems, and work with a team to drive change.

Management Major Curriculum

In addition to the PC Core Curriculum and required core business courses, courses required for management majors include:

  • Introduction to Managing & Organizing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Environment for Business
  • Organizational Theory
  • Capstone Seminar in Strategy

Students are also required to take two electives in management which vary by semester. Examples of electives that may be offered include:

  • Effective Human Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimenting with Personal Change
  • Dignity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations
  • Leadership Development
  • Management of Technology & Innovation
  • Negotiations
  • Philanthropy
  • Self-Leadership
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Double Majors/Minors

Management majors may choose to double major or minor in a wide variety of liberal arts or business subjects. These courses allow our students to customize and tailor their education to their unique interests. For example, a management major may double major in economics to pursue a career in consulting, or a management student may add a global studies or foreign language minor to prepare for an international business career, a political science major or minor for those hoping to enter public service or law, or a public and community service studies minor to prepare for a management role in a large non-profit.

Management Department Tracks

The Management Department also offers three optional career pathways for students seeking structure for their pursuit of careers in Human Resources, Leadership Development, or Technology Venturing. These pathways provide students with opportunities to take courses that lay the foundation for opportunities in these sectors. Students interested in these pathways can choose any subset of the recommended courses. Courses noted with an asterisk (*) count as one of the two required management electives.

Human Resources Track

The Human Resources Track is an interdisciplinary arrangement of courses to support students’ interest in how individuals work together in corporate structures. These courses will provide students with an understanding of the workforce and corporate structures.

Track Courses

• MGT 340 – Dignity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations
• MGT 374 – Negotiations
• CSC 120 – Applied Data Analytics
• ECN 321 – Labor-Management Relations
• ECN 322 – Collective Bargaining
• PSY 323 – Personality
• PSY 330 – Psychological Testing and Assessment

Active Learning Experience

• On-campus leadership through volunteer and student organization opportunities
• MGT 450 – Internship in Human Resources

Leadership Development Track

The Leadership Development Track focuses on students’ learning and development to become effective, ethical, authentic, and purpose-driven leaders. This track facilitates students’ leadership development through courses and participation in co-curricular activities, on-campus leadership opportunities, and leadership development internships.

Track Courses

• MGT 340 – Dignity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations
• MGT 372 – Leadership in the City
• MGT 374 – Negotiations
• MGT 411 – Leadership Development
• MGT 412 – Self Leadership
• MGT 430 – Entrepreneurship

Active Learning

• Participation in the Leadership Fellows
• Dirigo Honor Society
• MGT 450 – Internship in Leadership Development
• On-campus leadership through volunteer and student organization opportunities

Technology Venturing Track

The Technology Venturing Career Track provides students with interests in innovation, technology management, or entrepreneurship to pursue these interests in a variety of ways within the Management major.

Track Courses

• MGT 350 – Small Business Management
• MGT 376 – Management Technology & Innovation
• MGT 430 – Entrepreneurship
• CSC 170 – Python Programming
• ART 205 – Design Thinking & Innovative Problem Solving
• FIN 325 – Entrepreneurial Finance

Active Learning

• Participation in entrepreneurial ventures on or off-campus
• MGT 450 – Internship in Tech Firm or Start-Up
• On-campus leadership through volunteer and student organization opportunities

Your academic advisor will help guide you in selecting the courses that satisfy core and elective requirements, as well as a track, should you choose to pursue one.