At a Glance

While studying management at Carthage, you won’t just master essential concepts. You will receive a solid foundation in business theories to better prepare for your professional career.

Degree offered:

  • B.A. in Management 

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Carrying out the Carthage business program’s mission to develop the best-prepared students in the Midwest, management majors follow the College’s proprietary READY™ (Real-world Experience And Developing You) curriculum.

Professors set business professional standards, embedding “real-world” projects and industry standard software (Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Google Ads, HubSpot, WordPress, Tableau, Trello, etc.) in their classes. Many management students add a second major (typically in marketing) to bolster their credentials.

  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.PNG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.PNG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.PNG" alt="Nicole Vydra" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.PNG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,569,1242,1810/36411_4824_163701665847155.rev.1668994842.PNG 3x" data-max-w="1242" data-max-h="1241" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The career options with marketing, management, and finance are endless. I have developed personally and professionally by enhancing my public speaking skills, business knowledge and vocabulary, and awareness of career opportunities in business. The business program develops well-rounded students, and the business itself is an extremely rewarding career.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2176-">Nicole Vydra</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36068_Jillian_Arbeiter_23.rev.1666382853.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36068_Jillian_Arbeiter_23.rev.1666382853.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36068_Jillian_Arbeiter_23.rev.1666382853.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36068_Jillian_Arbeiter_23.rev.1666382853.jpg" alt="Jillian Arbeiter ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/78/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36068_Jillian_Arbeiter_23.rev.1666382853.jpg 2x" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “So many changes occurred in my college career that were both for the better and unexpected. Having the courage to be open-minded and accept change or a track that I hadn’t planned out in my head took my experience to the next level.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2123-">Jillian Arbeiter</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,373/421_Hannah_Snedecor_2.rev.1638389814.jpg 2x" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="373" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because of the small classes, the welcome feeling, the faculty, the academic buildings, the opportunities, and the beautiful views.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/443-hanna-snedecor">Hanna Snedecor</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.jpg" alt="Amber Moser" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,345,2133,2476/34893_2831_163701665847155.rev.1656000049.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="2131" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I chose Carthage because I wanted that small school feel, so I could form good relationships with my professors. Carthage is pretty close to my home but also far enough to get that independence that I wanted. Lastly, the campus was just so pretty, and I love the view of the lake every morning!” </p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1929-amber-moser">Amber Moser</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG" alt="Mara Lysne ?25" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2169,3200/36054_Mara_Lynse_25.rev.1666204348.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2169" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Coming to Carthage was easily the best decision I have ever made. The people here are so kind, the professors are always willing to help and want you to succeed, and there are so many ways to get involved. Carthage will always and forever be one of my favorite places.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2103-mara-lysne">Mara Lysne</a> ’25</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,300,300/491_Ayanna_Crenshaw.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Ayanna Crenshaw ?24" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="300" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The professors take the time to understand who you are as a student and as a person outside of their class. They genuinely want what’s best for you, and they are willing to support you in and outside the classroom.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/504-ayanna-crenshaw">Ayanna Crenshaw</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/41/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36434_Cade-Wilson-23.rev.1669667141.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/41/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36434_Cade-Wilson-23.rev.1669667141.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/41/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36434_Cade-Wilson-23.rev.1669667141.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/41/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36434_Cade-Wilson-23.rev.1669667141.jpg" alt="Cade Wilson ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/41/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,400,400/36434_Cade-Wilson-23.rev.1669667141.jpg 2x" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “The small class sizes at Carthage allowed me to develop a more impactful relationship with professors, which made me more comfortable speaking up in class when I didn’t understand something or when I felt passionate about a topic.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2174-">Cade Wilson</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.jpg" alt="Daniel Budzisz ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2137,2138/484_David_Budzisz.rev.1638389813.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2137" data-max-h="2138" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I am the VP of professional development for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a national, co-ed business fraternity. I really love this organization because of the networking opportunities and the ability to practice my real-world skills.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/476-david-budzisz">David Budzisz</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.jpg" alt="Patrick D?Alessandro ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/77/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/36095_Patrick_DAlessandro_23.rev.1666814861.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I truly believe that one of Carthage’s strengths is that there is a personal connection to faculty. I have never felt like just a number.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/2126-patrick-dalessandro">Patrick D’Alessandro</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>

Beyond the classroom

Student Organizations

As part of the READY concept, students can gain professional experience right on campus.

  • Velocity Consulting: Work at the first 100 percent student-run, full-service consulting company in the country.
  • Enactus: Address global problems from an economic perspective with this international nonprofit.
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon: Join the campus chapter of this professional coed sales and marketing fraternity.

Study Abroad

Faculty regularly lead business-focused study tours to countries like Sweden, China, South Africa, and England. There, students can visit top international companies and meet with senior executives.

More Student opportunities

Financial Aid

Incoming students can enter the Business Scholarship competition, with one award covering full tuition and two others covering $20,000 per year.

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career options

Between now and 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 8 percent growth in employment of management occupations, “driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones.”

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