Management Major

Use your skills as a leader, negotiator and problem solver to enhance the workplace interactions and business success. Develop your ability to think critically about a problem and identify underlying issues in difficult situations.

In this generalist major, you learn about the various aspects of managing a business, from marketing, sales and accounting to human resources and logistics. You practice time management, conflict resolution and communication skills through hands-on assignments and real-world projects.

My profs consistently challenged me to come up with novel solutions and respond with both the community and bottom line in mind.
Josh Morris, Management major alumni

What to expect

Study management practices in a range of contexts: local and global industry, the not-for-profit sector and government. Considered one of the most flexible majors within the Bachelor of Commerce degree, you can tailor your education to fulfill your aspirations in areas such as leadership, diversity and intercultural communication, negotiation, business consulting, change management and business ethics.

In your third and fourth years, you work with community partners to find solutions to their organizations’ real-world problems, gain hands-on experience by analyzing and responding to case studies and apply classroom learning to industry-based scenarios. Throughout the program, you choose from a wide range of electives, including courses from outside the School of Business.

The best way to prepare students to do work that requires judgment, foresight and a deep understanding of business and people is to work closely with industry partners where they can do just that.
Dr. Mike Annett, Associate Dean

Your future

The management major provide you with a well-rounded education in business management, preparing you for a career in all business sectors.


Develop a deeper understanding of:

  • Negotiating strategies, including making concessions
  • The dynamics of change, including managing resistance to change
  • Organizational challenges to innovation
  • Managing a business in the global context
  • Contemporary social, managerial and technological issues in business
  • Theories and models of leadership
  • Maneuvering in unpredictable, ambiguous business environments

Career opportunities include:

  • Business development analyst
  • Business manager
  • Sales, marketing or advertising manager
  • Marketing account manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Owner of retail business
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Area manager
  • Business development representative
  • Business operating manager
  • Product launch manager
  • Careers and Experience: Career counselling and support from MacEwan career development specialists
  • CIM: Information on management trends, career development and professional designations
  • IREM: Information on property management trends
  • Start-up Canada: Reports and resources for starting businesses in Canada

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a career that matches your skills and interests.

Program of study


This program of study is open to students in the Bachelor of Commerce. Courses for your major are only one component of your degree. You must complete all courses and requirements outlined in the academic calendar for the year you declare or redeclare your major and minor or the year you are accepted into an Honours program.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar
Academic advising
This program of study is open to students in the Bachelor of Commerce. Courses for your major, minor or Honours discipline are only one component of your degree. Academic advisors in the School of Business have prepared program planning resources to help you understand degree requirements.