Management Major

The management major prepares professional managers to pursue their particular lines of interest. The program of study challenges students to apply their learning in individual and team projects in class as well as outside of the classroom. Management majors get foundational knowledge in: 

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
  • Law/Regulation
  • Strategy

Breech management students are prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sectors, or to further their education in graduate or law school.

Management Major      Business Administration Minor


Student Learning & Engagement

Marketing students learning and engaging with a professor

Management is about organizing and coordinating work, setting goals and developing strategies. But management is also about acting with integrity, exercising leadership, and raising the bar of professional practice.  Managers work in all types of industries and all sizes of organizations. 

  • Professional manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Project manager
  • Retail manager
  • Financial services manager

Real World Experience

Our management students have successful careers in a variety of fields.  This begins with internship possibilities at a variety of companies such as:

  • O’Reilly
  • Enterprise
  • Council of Churches of the Ozarks

You can work on your leadership skills at Drury by joining one of the many organizations on campus or invest time in volunteer work in the community.  Our annual Breech Business Week brings professionals to campus and provides opportunities for you to meet at network with people in your areas of interest.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Drury’s Management program find employment with organizations like Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Our students are prepared for careers in the profit and non-profit sector.  Regional, national, and international employers include:  Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cerner, Citigroup, Daymon Worldwide, Edward Jones Investment, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Often, our students choose to further their education, and a management degree from Breech has prepared graduates for success in graduate or Law school at places such as:

  • University of South Carolina
  • Washington University
  • Saint Louis University
  • West Virginia University
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Tulsa School of Law
  • University of Missouri School of Law
95% of business graduates report working in their chosen field or progressing on to graduate programs.

Take Your Education Abroad

All Breech students will enroll in a Course which involves foreign travel designed to provide an engaging, immersing international experience. Students may choose from:

MGMT 205: Study Abroad
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 206: Study Abroad - Business/Leadership
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the business/leadership category will be for a stay of at least 14 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) program, with a focus on global business. In this type of study abroad program, students will be exposed to business operations and/or leadership challenges in another country. They will also be expected to have interactions with business executives or other leaders in professional settings. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 207: Study Abroad - Service Learning
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the service learning category will be for a stay of at least 7 days. This program would not necessarily require formal enrollment in a University; it would, however, require affiliation with a formal agency/organization or some form of University sponsorship. Students may not complete this program on an individual basis. In this type of study abroad program, students will be focused on an intensive immersive experience and will be interacting almost exclusively with a variety of host country residents while engaged in a community service project. Students will be expected to base this personal interaction on the pursuit of a particular goal. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 208: Study Abroad - International Student
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech student abroad requirement. The international student category covers students from outside the United States who are studying business at Drury. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

The Drury Study Abroad program offers both short and long term international study opportunities. Our students have previously studied in: 

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Granada, Spain
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Aigina, Greece

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Continue Your Education With Drury's MBA Program

Seamlessly continue your education towards a Master in Business Administration from Drury. A few highlights of the program include:

  • MBA program can be completed in one, two, or four year sequences
  • All courses are offered in the evenings (6 - 8:45 p.m.)
  • The curriculum is customizable to students’ needs
  • Week-long trip to an international business destination (usually Greece or China)

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