Management Emphasis

All organizations have managers at every level to provide the necessary direction to help the business succeed. No matter what the goals of an organization, solving problems and adapting to change requires familiarity with fundamental managerial functions. As a UNK management major you may begin your career in an entry level position in accounting, finance, human resources, production, or marketing. Managers must be skilled in identifying opportunities, using a firm's resources, organizing and controlling information, selecting and motivating people, making decisions, achieving defined objectives, and evaluating results. Upon completing the program, students are prepared for positions as management trainee, supervisor, administrator, or other entry level positions.

After proving your abilities, the opportunities for advancement are unlimited. The advancement in a managerial position depends on training, talent for working with people, and effort. Working with people is a primary focus of management; consequently, good written and oral communications skills are essential to success.

Management Courses

Business Internships

UNK students also have the opportunity to learn through business internships with regional companies.
Below are a few of the organizations that UNK Management students have completed their internships:


Holiday Inn

Wal-Mart MGT Training Program

Century 21 Midlands

Baldwin Filters

Kearney Eye Association

The Buckle, Distribution Center

Continental Grain

Walt Disney World

West Company

Wells Fargo Financial


Cash-Wa Distributing

Kearney Area Community Foundation

Menards MGT Training


Good Samaritan Hospital

Viaero Event Center

Old Navy

TierOne Bank

For more information about the Management Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney call 308-865-8515 or email

Management Catalog