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Our #1 priority is to equip you for a successful career

People spend most of their waking hours at work, in organizations small, medium or large, from start-ups to rapidly growing industries. The purpose of management is to lead change in the world of work, to help organizations reach their full potentials and individuals to become their best selves.
  • The goal of the degree is to prepare students for successful growth and leadership in organizations and to advance their careers in management.
  • Graduates of our program pursue a variety of exciting and rewarding careers in regional businesses, leadership roles in global companies and anything in between. 
  • Three optional concentrations are available in the program: general management, human resource management and sports management.
  • Students are also encouraged to enhance their career readiness by engaging in professional internships, study abroad programs, research projects with skilled faculty members or other available opportunities for professional growth. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the following about the career prospects for management Occupations:

"Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026... which will result in about 807,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,590 in May 2017, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups."

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Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

April 27, 2023 / Lutgert News / Tags: 2023, Accounting, Advertising, Agribusiness, BGS, Beta Gamma Sigma, Economics, Finance, Graduate, Honoree, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, Marketing, PGA Golf Management, Real Estate, Resort & Hospitality, Sales, Undergraduate

Chelsea is responsible for developing, communicating and executing on the strategic plan and growth of Moran Wealth Management. Prior to this role, she spent 8 years at the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the fixed income and several equity strategies. She serves on both the Executive Committee and Investment Committee at Moran Wealth Management. Chelsea earned her BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2014, and is a member of the CFA Society of Naples where she currently serves on the board. In 2021, Chelsea co-founded Southwest Florida Women in Investment Management to support the development and advancement of women in the local finance community. In addition to her responsibilities at Moran Wealth Management, Chelsea sits on the Executive Council for the Department of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the President of the House Corporation for the Pi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega. Lastly, she is a member of CHIEF, a private organization for women executive leaders. Chelsea loves to read, travel, and spend quality time with her family. As a Midwest transplant, she lovingly cheers for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

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