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Management Major

Earn your business management degree and become the kind of compassionate, confident, and effective leader organizations need in both good — and challenging — times. You'll be prepared to understand what it takes to effectively lead people and business processes, craft policy, and direct resources within large and small organizations.

You’ll also learn that business management extends beyond leading people to include:

  • Understanding day-to-day needs
  • Allocating supplies and finances efficiently
  • Planning to achieve organizational goals
  • Maximizing opportunities

Our management program can give you an understanding of how companies operate and the complexity of real-world decision-making. Through your coursework you’ll build your business acumen and develop skills most desired in today’s business environment.

Our management major is Christ-centered

That means we enable you to succeed in business as a Christian leader. You’ll graduate from our program with important communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills, but you will also recognize the significance of managing people through service, modeling ethics, and activating the greatest potential in others.
Whether you choose to join a large corporation, manage a small business or nonprofit organization, or operate your own business, you’ll leave here with a sense of purpose, prepared to succeed alongside the people you’re leading.

Tailor your education to meet your aspirations

At WLC, you can design your education to meet your passions and aspirations so you can be prepared to live your purpose. Our management major is easily pairable with our other business programs to allow you the flexibility to craft a college experience that meets your career goals, while ensuring that you still graduate in four years. Consider a double-major by also exploring our accounting, finance, and marketing major offerings.

Whether you decide to major only in management, or pair your major with other program offerings, you’ll graduate from our School of Business with knowledge that extends far beyond textbooks, developing the skillsets most desired in today’s competitive business environment.

Our business graduates are highly sought after by major companies in the Milwaukee area, with many actively inquiring about our students prior to graduation. Within our programs you will have no trouble finding opportunities to interview for internships in large corporations, small businesses, or nonprofits. We have a positive reputation of providing interns who are hard working and excellent communicators. We enable you to activate your greatest potential.

Our expert faculty know what they’re talking about because they’ve lived it

Within the School of Business at Wisconsin Lutheran College, you'll learn from business leaders who’ve worked at some of the largest and most prestigious companies on the Fortune 500 list, while gaining the skills and knowledge needed to apply critical thinking and analysis to business trends, organizations, and industries.

More importantly, our business faculty are Christian leaders, who have learned how to excel in the business world without compromising their faith or morals. They are not simply teaching you from a textbook. The stories and insights about how to succeed in business come from real-life experience. You get to inherit those insights directly from the source.

You’ll be set up to succeed. Class sizes are small, TAs are non-existent, and you won't find sprawling lecture halls here. WLC is a place where you develop personal relationships with not only your classmates but also your professors. They want you to succeed academically as well as grow spiritually in a safe, nurturing environment.

Management Advising Resources

Connect with School of Business Faculty

Peter Eppen
Peter Eppen Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8830 peter.eppen@wlc.edu
Donald Kudek
Donald Kudek Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8579 donald.kudek@wlc.edu
Gregg Pfarr
Gregg Pfarr Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8928 gregg.pfarr@wlc.edu
Jason Van Acker
Jason Van Acker Business Administration Assistant Lecturer 414.443.8763 jason.vanacker@wlc.edu
Greta Wagner
Greta Wagner Business Administration Visiting Professor 414.443.8543 greta.wagner@wlc.edu
Lisa Derouin
Lisa Derouin Accounting Assistant Professor 414.443.8576 lisa.derouin@wlc.edu
Scott Martens
Scott Martens Sports Management Assistant Lecturer 414.443.8729 scott.martens@wlc.edu