Majors & Minor

Our mission in Management is to help all Gustavus Students with the ROI of their college education. In addition to a vibrant, flexible, experiential major, we offer tracks to help students dig deeper into their own passions and interests. A minor in Management augments any major to help equip students to enter the world with confidence. Our primary tracks include:

 Organizational Leadership - Understanding behavior, conflict, operations and human capital

 Global Leadership - Focused on the international inter-connectedness of corporations

 Marketing - Emphasis on digital marketing and the importance of research and data

 Entrepreneurial Studies - Learn what it takes to run a business 

Our goal is to help equip all Gustavus students, no matter their major, to contribute to the economy by providing them with access to courses that help connect their passion/major with vocations that will benefit from hiring a liberal arts graduate.




E/M-108 (Principles of Microeconomics) is a prerequisite for further work in the department unless the student receives approval of an alternate from the department chairperson.

Management Majors

A grade of C- or higher is required for each course counted toward the major and a departmental GPA of 2.33 or higher is required for all departmental courses counted toward the majors. January Interim courses are not counted toward any major in the department. See the updated Management catalog page at for more.

  1. Mathematics Requirements
    1. MCS-142 Introduction to Statistical Methods
    2. E/M-150 Applied Business Analytics
  2. Management Core
    1. E/M-108  Principles of Microeconomics
    2. E/M-110 Financial Accounting
    3. E/M-160 Introduction to Management 
  3. Management Requirements
    1. E/M-230 Managerial Accounting
    2. E/M-261 Organizational Behavior and Management
    3. E/M-265 Business Law 
    4. E/M-270 Business Finance
    5. E/M-365 Strategic Management
  4. Management Electives: Four courses, including at least two Level III courses
    1. E/M-260 Marketing
    2. E/M-267 Entrepreneurship
    3. E/M-277 Health Economics
    4. E/M-285 Economics of the Environment and World Resources
    5. E/M-286 Economics of Sports
    6. E/M-350 Human Resource Management
    7. E/M-351 Global Business Environment
    8. E/M-352 Ethics in Business
    9. E/M-353 Operations Management
    10. E/M-355 Marketing Research
    11. E/M-356 Digital Marketing
    12. E/M-360 Managerial Economics
    13. E/M-366 Economics of Strategy
    14. E/M-367 Entrepreneurship II
    15. E/M-369 Conflict Management
    16. E/M-384 International Trade and Finance
    17. Approved E/M-244/344 Special Topics


Management Minor

The Management minor is available with prior approval by the student’s departmental advisor and the department chair to students not majoring in the department. A grade of C– or higher is required in each of the courses in the minor, along with an overall GPA of 2.333 for the minor. All Management courses must be taken at Gustavus to apply toward this minor. The requirements are:

  1. All four of the following are required.
    1. E/M-108 Principles of Microeconomics or E/M-110 Financial Accounting
    2. E/M-125 Statistics for Economics and Management 
    3. E/M-160 Intro to Management
    4. E/M-261 Organizational Behavior 
  2. Two additional Management 200- or 300-level courses approved by the department chair