The Concentration in Management is appropriate for students whose career focus is on managing people and processes. In contrast to concentrations that focus on depth in a technical area, this concentration emphasizes general skills for enhancing the performance of people and organizations. Relevant skills include organizing for effective decisions, building strong interpersonal relationships, motivating others, and running successful teams.
These general abilities are relevant for students on 3 possible career tracks. First, they are relevant to graduates who will be managing others directly out of Fuqua. Second, they are relevant to graduates who are initially hired into technical positions, but who will be required to manage others as they are promoted to higher positions over time. Third, they are relevant to graduates who wish to focus on management consulting.
All Fuqua students gain a basic breadth in functional knowledge through the core courses. This concentration focuses on depth in skills for managing others. The curriculum primarily builds on behavioral research in organizational behavior, psychology, and sociology. However, students are required to gain a complementary perspective grounded in the formal methods of economics and statistics.